Explore India's National Chambal Sanctuary on this 10-hour tour from Agra. This protected area on the Chambal River is home to alligators, crocodiles, freshwater dolphins, and variety of both native and migratory birds. You'll take a river safari with a naturalist-guide to learn more about the region's vegetation and wildlife, some of which is endangered, while you soak up the scenery. Lunch is included.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: National Chambal Sanctuary, Sawai Madhopur, Sawai Madhopur District, RajasthanYou will be picked up at your hotel in Agra in the morning to start your day tour with the roughly 1.5-hour drive by luxury car to your first stop, Bateshwar, a town known for its series of Lord Shiva temples on the banks of the River Yamuna. Some of them date back to the 12th century, and the main temple contains thousands of brass bells, which create a nice chime when struck together. Then drive for another 20 minutes up to an eco-friendly lodge, where lunch is waiting for you. After eating, continue your tour to the Chambal River to reach the National Chambal Sanctuary, covering a distance of 12 miles (20 km). Your 2-hour river safari begins here, where you'll board a motorized boat equipped with all necessary equipment and a naturalist, who helps you spot wildlife and tells you about the river's native animals and vegetation. Look for a gharials (members of the crocodile family) basking in the sun, watch for migratory birds, and try to spot freshwater dolphins. When the river cruise ends, you will be returned to your hotel in Agra for drop-off.Duration: 10 hours