National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary
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.
How to get there :
Air : The nearest airport is at Agra, 70 kms.
Rail : The nearest railhead is at Agra, 70 kms.
Road : The sanctuary is 70 kms from Agra and 5 kms from Etawah.
Where to stay : Fores rest houses are available for accommodation at Etawah, Bah, Baiwan, Chakar Nagar and Sarson.
Total Area : 340 sq. kms
Best time : 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.