Chambal Sanctuary Tour

Chambal Sanctuary Tour

• Largest population of Gharials;(scientific name- Gavialis gangeticus) are found only at National Chambal Sanctuary.
• The National Chambal Sanctuary was established in the year 1979.
• It was established as a riverine Sanctuary.
• National Chambal Sanctuary is the zone where the crocodilian species Gaharial are re-introduced.
• Platanista gangatic - Gangatic Dolphins (National Aquatic Animal of India) are also found in this area.
• Out of 26 turtle specie found in the country, Chambal alone supports 8 rare species of turtles.
• Chambal River is counted amongst the cleanliest river in the county.
• More than 320 resident and migrant birds are found in National Chambal Sanctuary.
• National Chambal Sanctuary is the only place where the nesting of Indian Skimmers has been recorded in large numbers.
• The maintenance of the sanctuary is looked after by the wildlife wing of the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department. Headquarter of the department is situated in Agra.

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