The Sanctuary

National Chambal Sanctuary, also called the National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary, is a 5,400 km2 (2,100 sq mi) tri-state protected area in northern India for the critically endangered gharial (small crocodiles), the red-crowned roof turtle and the endangered Ganges river dolphin.

The sanctuary was gazetted 'in order to facilitate the restoration to "ecological health" of a major north Indian River system and provide full protection for the gravely endangered gharial (Gavialis gangeticus).


Ideal time to observe Wildlife and Photography

Chambal Sanctuary is open from Mid-October to Mid-June.
Weather starts becoming pleasant in October and one can visit the sanctuary during Mid October to April. Visitor can see migratory and local birds.

From October weather starts becoming pleasant and one can visit during November to March. By this time one can see migratory as well as local birds. Migratory birds from Siberia form part of its rich avian fauna. Vulnerable bird species here include the Indian skimmer, sarus crane, Pallas's fish eagle and Indian courser. Winter visitors include black-bellied terns, red-crested pochard, ferruginous pochard and bar-headed goose. Other species include great thick-knee, greater flamingos, darters, and brown hawk owl.

Chambal is North India’s cleanest river habited by remarkable variety of fauna.

Chambal is the only river in India, which has got status of a wildlife sanctuary. KNOW MORE

Flora & Fauna


Over 1000 flowering plants have bean reported including Anogeissus latifoia, A. pendula, Tectona grandis, Lannea coromandelica, Diospyros melanoxylon, Sterculia urens, Mitragyna parviflora, Butea monosperma, Emblica officinalls, Boswellia serrata, Bridelia squamosa and Hardwickia binata. Species composition at shrub and ground layer is similar to that of semiarid regions of Gujarat. A few climbers of this area include species of Rhynchosia, Atylosia, Cocculus, Cissampelos, Ipomoea, Pergularia daemia, Pueraria tuberosa and Tinospora cordifolia. KNOW MORE


The critically endangered gharial crocodiles and the red-crowned roof turtles live here, and together with the endangered Ganges river dolphins are the keystone species of the sanctuary. Other large threatened inhabitants of the sanctuary include muggar crocodile, smooth-coated otter, striped hyena and Indian wolf. Chambal supports 8 of the 26 rare turtle species found in India, including Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle, three-striped roof turtle and crowned river turtle. Other reptiles who live here are: Indian flapshell turtle, soft shell turtle, Indian roofed turtle, Indian tent turtle and monitor lizard. KNOW MORE

The Climate

The daytime temperatures vary a great deal, but it is usually warm in the sun. The temperatures dip around mid-December, with the onset of morning and evening fog, and the days and nights remain quite cold till the end of January.

The temperature ranges are as follows:

October, November, February and March
Day : 24-36 °C Night : 9-20 °C

December and January
Day : 10-20 °C Night : 2-10 °C

Day : 24-36 °C Night : 15-25 °C


An exotic Eco Lodge is started to promote the eco tourism and conservation of natural habitat of The National Chambal Sanctuary. The Eco Lodge is now world famous as CHAMBAL WILDLIFE SAFARI LODGE.

The CHAMBAL WILDLIFE SAFARI LODGE is an attractive property of more than 6 suite rooms. Exotic restaurant, a beautiful garden, organic farm, horse ranch are the main features of this eco lodge. KNOW MORE



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