The Chambal river originates in Kota, Rajasthan and merges with the Yamuna at Bhareh. The river passes through sandy ravines which are famous for its dreaded dacoits. National Chambal Sanctuary on the River Chambal is a refuge for the rare and endangered Gharial and Ganges River Dolphin). The 400 km stretch of crystal clear water also supports Marsh Crocodiles, Smooth Coated Otters, 6 species of Terrapins/Turtles plus 250 species of birds.
A good population of Indian Skimmers is the strongest birding attraction here. This endangered species is easily seen near Bah 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, Sarus Crane, Great Thick-knee, Indian Courser, Pallas's Fish Eagle, Pallid Harrier, Greater and Lesser Flamingos, Darters, and the star attraction of Chambal Safari Lodge, the resident Brown Hawk Owl, all add up to an impressive list of birds.
Forest rest houses, Hotels & Restaurants are available for accommodation.
Chambal Safari Lodge is located 65 Km from Agra on the Fatehabad road at Jarar, 12 KM from the base camp at Chambal river. You can hire cars from Agra or Bharatpur for the round trip.