Chambal is a popular tourist destination that is located at the confluence of three Indian states, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. This place is the abode of wildlife animals and birds like crocodiles, alligators, Gangetic Dolphins and varies species of birds. Wildlife and nature lover come to this superb holiday destination from all corners of the country.
Location : State/District
Chambal is located in the Jodhpur district in Indian state of Rajasthan. The latitude of Chambal is 25.9366⁰ North and the longitude of Chambal is 77.4282⁰ East.
Chambal is a wildlife and bird watching destination in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Family vacation, Vacation with friends
Chambal is an ideal getaway for the crowd in the three adjoining states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The atmosphere of the place is very serene and refreshing. This place also lures nature lovers from all over the world.
Chambal experiences pleasant climatic conditions in all the seasons. The summer months from March to June are hot and humid. You just need light cotton clothes to beat the summer heat. During the monsoons, from July to September Chambal receives moderate rainfall only. Winters in this place is not very cold with minimum temperature reaching at 10⁰ C. This time is ideal for bird watching and animal safari. Chambal is an all-season destination that can be visited any time of the year.
Indian citizens can freely travel to Chambal at time of the year. Foreign tourists require visa permission from the government of India for travelling to Chambal. Their visa application must specify the duration and purpose of their stay. Also the passports must be in up-to-date condition.
Places to Visit
Bateshwar Temples is a famous congregation of 108 temples of the place dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is located on the banks of Yamuna River and is very unique in a way that Lord Shiva is depicted as a person and not in the form of Linga. A large number of devotees visit this temple to offer prayers to their deity. Just a few kilometres from the Bateshwar Temple, River Yamuna meets the River Chambal and the confluence is a superb sight for bird watching. Bird lovers flock to this place with their cameras to catch the special moments. The place also has good population of alligators. Boats are available on rest for tourists to catch a better glimpse of the wildlife.
Patna Bird Sanctuary is a superb sanctuary that includes an enchanting lake covered with weeds and dense khajur forest. This designated site is home to more than 200 different species of birds during the winter months. The place also has an influx of over 300,000 migratory birds turning the Patna Bird Sanctuary into a spectacular show of colors and sounds. Some of the popular birds sighted are Waders, Cranes, Ducks, Spoonbills and Cormorants. The place is a must visit for bird lovers.
Ater Fort is one of the ancient forts that is around 800 years old. A camel safari is needed to explore this historic fort and surrounding villages of Chambal. This place is a Heritage site and a place of interest for historians.
Ravines of Chambal are very quaint spots that are now home to diverse wildlife. This place is not to be missed by animal lovers as exploring the ravines on a camel safari gives an unparalleled experience.
Sarus Crane Reserve is spread over several hectares of wetland and the place is the abode of a healthy population of Sarus Crane breed. The sight of large number of these beautiful birds is simply amazing.
Agra is a very popular destination that is located at a distance of 7 kms from Chambal. Tourists visit this place to admire the Taj Mahal, a Mughal monument that finds place in the Seven Wonders of the World. The architecture and design of this charismatic monument is simply outstanding.
Bharatpur is another destination located at 123 kms from the town of Chambal. The place is well known for the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary that is popularly called as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. It is a very famous bird watching destination in India that is a haven for bird lovers.
Mathura is a religious destination from Chambal that is located at a distance of 130 kms from Chambal. This place is the birth place of Sri Krishna and an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Tourists visit this place to see the actual birth place of their deity. Holi and Janmashtami are chief festivals of this place, celebrated with great pomp and show.
Food and Accommodation
There are several restaurants spread across the Chambal region that offer a mix of local, Indian and Western cuisine.
Chambal Safari Lodge is the only accommodation option available in Chambal. This hotel is ideally located for sightseeing around Chambal and offers world class facilities and service to give a pleasant stay to their guests. This hotel provides good quality food to the visitors as well.