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National Chambal Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh

The National Chambal Sanctuary is famous for the rare gangetic dolphin. The sanctuary was founded in 1979 and is part of a large area co-administered by Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Apart from the gangetic dolphin, the other inhabitants of the sanctuary include magar (crocodile) and gharial (alligator), chinkara, sambar, nilgai, wolf and wild boar.

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Fores rest houses are available for accommodation at Etawah, Bah, Baiwan, Chakar Nagar and Sarson.

Total Area :340 sq. kms
Best time to visit : all year
Accommodation : Hotels & Restaurants
Nearest Town : Agra, 70 kms,
How to get there Air - Agra, 70 kms, Rail Agra, 70 kms.
Species found : swamp deer, chital, nilgai, wolf, leopard, hyena, gharial and wild boar.

The rare gangetic dolphin is the main attraction of National Chambal Sanctuary. The other inhabitants of this sanctuary are magar (crocodile) and gharial (alligator), chinkara, sambar, nilgai, wolf and wild boar. Founded in 1979 the sanctuary is a part of a large area co-administered by Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Ten species under six genera and four families belonging to order Anura (toads & frogs) with their developmental stages have been recorded from the Park. Uperodon systoma, Polypedates maculatus and Rana crassa are recorded for the first time from the park. Besides, an interesting phenomenon of breeding of Bufonids was observed, which showed that B. stomaticus & B.melanostictus breeds during July-August on the northern slope of Siwalik ,whereas the same species breeds up to November on the southern slope. Polypedates maculatus, which inhabits the live tree-holes, breeds only in July.


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National Chambal Sanctuary Tour Packages

At this moment we don't have any specific Tour package for National Chambal Sanctuary, but our representative would be happy to assist you if you are planning to visit National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary you can contact us with your query on the given phone numbers / email.

Tel + 91- 120 - 40526011 - 98 (88 hunting lines are available)

(24 hrs helpline) + 91 - 9212777223 / 24 / 25

Email: info@indiawildliferesorts.com


Wildlife in National Chambal Sanctuary

Order: Galliformes

Family: Phasianidae

Black Francolin (Black Partridge) Francolinus francolinus
Grey Francolin (Grey Partridge)  Francolinus pondicerianus 
Common Quail   Coturnix coturnix
Rain Quail (Black-breasted Quail)  Coturnix coromandelica
Jungle Bush Quail   Perdicula asiatica
Indian Peafowl  Pavo cristatus
(Common Peafowl, Blue Peafowl)   
Order: Anseriformes


Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 
Greylag Goose  Anser anser
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus
Ruddy Shelduck (Ruddy Sheldrake) Tadorna ferruginea
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos 
Cotton Pygmy Goose Nettapus coromandelianus


Gadwall  Anas strepera
Eurasian Wigeon (Wigeon) Anas penelope 
Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos 
Spot-billed Duck (Spotbil Duck, Spotbill)   Anas poecilorhyncha
Northern Pintail  (Common Pintail, Pintail)  Anas acuta 
Garganey Teal  Anas querquedula 
Common Teal  Anas crecca 
Lesser Whistling Teal Dendrocygna javanica 
Red-crested Pochard Rhodonessa rufina
Common Pochard Aythya ferina 
Ferruginous Pochard  Aythya nyroca
(Ferruginous Duck, White-eyed Pochard)
Tufted Duck (Tufted Pochard)
Aythya fuligula  
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
(Goosander, Merganser)Northern Shoveller Anas clypeata
Order: Turniciformes

Family: Turnicidae

Yellow-legged Buttonquail  Turnix tanki
(Button Quail) Barred Buttonquail  Turnix suscitator 
(Common Bustardquail)
Order: Piciformes

Family: Picidae

Eurasian Wryneck  (Wryneck)  Jynx torquilla 
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker  Dendrocopos nanus
(Brown-crowned Pigmy Woodpecker)
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker
Dendrocopos mahrattensis 
(Yellow-fronted Pied Woodpecker)
 Black-rumped Flameback 
Dinopium benghalense
(Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker)

Family: Megalaimidae

Brown-headed Barbet
(Green Barbet) 
Megalaima zeylanica
Coppersmith Barbet  Megalaima haemacephala 
(Crimson-breasted Barbet)
Order: Bucerotiformes

Family: Bucerotidae

Indian Grey Hornbill  Ocyceros birostris  
(Common Grey Hornbill, Gray Hornbill)  
Order: Upupiformes

Family: Upupidae

Common Hoopoe (Hoopoe) Upupa epops
Order: Coracitiformes

Family: Coraciidae

Indian Roller   Coracias benghalensis  

Family: Alcedinidae

Common Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis 
(Small Blue Kingfisher, Eurasian Kingfisher) 

Family: Halcyonidae

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
(White-breasted Kingfisher)

Family: Cerylidae

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
(Lesser Pied Kingfisher)

Family: Meropidae

Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
(Little Green Bee-eater)
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Merops philippinus
Order: Cuculiformes

Family: Cuculidae

Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
(Pied Crested Cuckoo, Jacobin Cuckoo)
Common Hawk Cuckoo
Hierococcyx varius
Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus
Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea
(Koel, Common Koel)
Sirkeer Malkoha
Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii

Family: Centropodidae

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
Lesser Coucal (Small Coucal)
Centropus bengalensis
Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala
(Blossom-headed Parakeet)
Order: Apodiformes

Family: Apodidae

House Swift (Little Swift) Apus affinis
Order: Strigiformes

Family: Tytonidae

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Family: Strigidae

Eurasian Eagle Owl Bubo bubo
(Great Horned Owl, Eagle Owl)
Spotted Owlet
Athene brama
Brown Hawk Owl (Brown Boobook) Ninox scutulata
Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena
Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis
Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus
Order: Columbiformes

Family: Columbidae

Rock pigeon (Blue Rock Pigeon) Columba livia
Laughing Dove (Little Brown) Streptopelia senegalensis
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Red Collared Dove (Red Turtle) Streptopelia tranquebarica
Eurasian Collared Dove
(Indian Ring, Collared)
Streptopelia decaocto
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera
(Yellow-legged Green or Bengal)
Order: Gruiformes

Family: Gruidae

Sarus Crane Grus antigone
Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo
Common Crane Grus grus

Family: Rallidae

White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Brown Crake Amaurornis akool
Common Moorhen
(Moorhen, Waterhen, Indian Gallinule)
Gallinula chloropus
Common Coot Fulica atra
(Coot, Eurasian Coot, Black Coot)
Order: Ciconiformes

Family: Pteroclidae

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse
(Indian Sandgrouse)
Pterocles exustus
Painted Sandgrouse (Close-barred) Pterocles indicus

National Chambal Sanctuary Travel Information

Established : 1979

Total Area : 340 sq. kms

Best time to visit : Round the Year.

Nearest Town : Agra, 70 kms

Time to Visit : November to March

Location : 15*15'-26*30'N; 76*40'-78*10'E

How to Reach :

Air : The nearest airport is at Agra, 70 kms from Chambal.

Rail : The nearest railhead is at Agra, 70 kms. from Chambal.

Road : The sanctuary is 70 kms from Agra and 5 kms from Etawah.