National Chambal Sanctuary , Uttar Pradesh
About National Chambal Sanctuary
The National Chambal Sanctuary whose territory is spread over states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh is a location often flocked by tourists to escape from the chaos of urban life. The sanctuary provides its inhabitants with a freshwater eco-system created by the Chambal River. Thanks to under development in the area, it is one of the most well preserved rivers in India.
A major intention behind creating the sanctuary was the revival of the Gharial population which was diminishing as a result of indiscriminate poaching. For this purpose, it was declared as a protected area in 1979 and today it has the highest population of Gharials in the country.
The sanctuary provides protection to many vanishing species such as the Gharial, the Gangetic Dolphin, and the Red- Crowned Roof Turtle. The sanctuary is also a habitat for other animal, bird, fish and reptile species such as smooth-coated otters, golden jackals, langurs, Indian Skimmers, Eagles and so on.
Tourists can explore the hills and ravines of the National Chambal Sanctuary by jeeps, bicycles, camels and also by horse. But the best way to admire the flora and fauna of the sanctuary is through the River Safari.
Other attractions at the sanctuary are the Bateshwar Temple and the Ater Fort.