National Chambal Sanctuary, also called the National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary, is a tri-state protected area in northern India for the critically endangered Gharial, the red-crowned roof turtle and the endangered Ganges river dolphin. Within the sanctuary the pristine Chambal River cuts through mazes of ravines and hills with many sandy beaches.

The Chambal Ravines are the product of centuries of soil erosion by flood and rain waters. They form an incredible maze of intertwining mud cliffs, with tropical dry scrub forest vegetation, that provide shelter for numerous birds, mammals and reptiles.

The Sanctuary is a 400 km stretch of the river Chambal and up to 6 km wide swathe of the ravines on both sides of the river, covering an area of 1235 sq. km.
Uttar Pradesh and border of Rajasthan
Boat Safari, Chambal Ravines visit etc
Gharial (Gavial), Marsh Crocodile, Flap Shell Turtle, Soft Shell Turtle, Indian Roofed Turtle, Crowned River Turtle, Indian Tent Turtle, Monitor Lizard, Fresh water Dolphin etc. A good population of Indian Skimmers is the strongest birding attraction here and is one of the few remaining places where you can get close views of this beautiful bird. Black-bellied Terns, Red-crested and Ferruginous Pochards, Bar-headed Goose, Great Thick-knee, Indian Courser, Pallas's Fish Eagle, Pallid Harrier, Greater and Lesser Flamingos, Darters etc.
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