National Chambal Sanctuary

Local nameNational Chambal Sanctuary
LocationMadhya Pradesh, India

National Chambal Sanctuary, also called the National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary, is a

5,400 km2 tri-state protected area in northern India for the protection of the Critically Endangered gharial, the red-crowned roof turtle and the Endangered Ganges river dolphin. Located on the Chambal River near the tripoint of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, it was first declared in Madhya Pradesh in 1978, and now constitutes a long narrow eco-reserve co-administered by the three states. Within the sanctuary, the pristine Chambal River cuts through mazes of ravines and hills with many sandy beaches.It is part of the Kathiawar-Gir dry deciduous forests.

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Opening hours

Open from October 15th till June 15th

More information and contact


Official Website

Address India

Coordinates 26°41'38.728" N 78°55'51.146" E

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