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Bharatpur - Chambal Bird watching Break(4 Nights)

Agra, Bharatpur, Chambal, Agra

for Bird Watcher, Inbound Traveller

Holiday Overview

On a River Safari
River Safari
Painted Stork in Bhartpur Sanctuary
Ruddy Shelduck in Bharatpur Sanctuary
Purple Heron in Bharatpur Sanctuary
Rose Ringed Parakeet in Bharatpur Sanctuary
Indian Roller in Bharatpur Sanctuary
Snake bird in Bharatpur Sanctuary
Glossy Ibis in Bharatpur Sanctuary
White Breasted Kingfisher in Bharatpur Sanctuary
Lesser Golden Backed Woodpecker at Bharatpur Sanctuary
Owlet at Bhartpur bird Sanctuary

This is a popular bird watching break combining two renowned bird watching destinations around Agra i.e. Bharatpur and Chambal

Route

Bharatpur(1) - Chambal(3)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Agra. Travel to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (62 kms). Cycle Safari in the evening.
  • Day-2 Early Morning Cycle Safari to Bharatpur. Travel to Bah (Chambal Area). Evening visit to Bateshwar Temple. Boat ride for Bird watching.
  • Day-3 Morning River Safari. Afternoon visit to the Fort.
  • Day-4 Visit Sarus Crane Reserve and Evening visit to the villages around the area.
  • Day-5 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Bharatpur - Bird watching in Bharatpur (1.00 kms)

Chambal - Bateshwar Temple (10.00 kms), Wildlife and Bird Watching in Chambal (10.00 kms), Sarus Crane Reserve (30.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Agra Departure - Agra
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Agra (Taj Mahal) is a popular option for guests to spend another day, either at the beginning or at the end or in between.

Distances
  • Agra to Bharatpur -53 kms (1 hrs)
  • Bharatpur to Chambal -123 kms (3 hrs)
  • Chambal to Agra -70 kms (2 hrs)
Route

Agra - Bharatpur(1) - Chambal(3) - Agra

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Agra. Travel to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (62 kms). Cycle Safari in the evening.  Proceed to Bharatpur (240 kms - 5 hrs). Visit Keoladeo Ghana National park / Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Bharatpur harbours India’s richest birdlife, including the gorgeous shocking-pink tinted painted stork, several species of cormorants, egrets, pelicans, ibises, cranes, ducks and geese. One can see over 350 species of birds, both native as well as migratory. Cycle Rickshaw Safari in the evening.

Day-2 Early Morning Cycle Safari to Bharatpur. Travel to Bah (Chambal Area). Evening visit to Bateshwar Temple. Boat ride for Bird watching.  Early morning park visit either a walk or by hand Rickshaws in Bharatpur Sanctuary can be really rewarding for Bird watchers. Proceed in afternoon to Bah (130 kms - 3.5 hrs) via Agra. Chambal area around Bah is renowned for being a prime destination for Migratory bird watching and Alligators (Gharials). Visit Bateshwar Temple in the evening, time permitting. Birds are generally found on the riverfront around Bateshwar Temple. A closer look at the birds is possible by taking a boat ride in the river.

Day-3 Morning River Safari. Afternoon visit to the Fort. Morning River Safari in the Chambal River. Chambal river is characterised by ravines on both its sides. 200+ varieties of migratory Birds thrive in these ravines and make them their nesting site. Alligators (Gharials) and Marsh Crocodiles are found in good numbers in the River and are easily spotted during the safari.

Day-4 Visit Sarus Crane Reserve and Evening visit to the villages around the area. The Sarus Crane Conservation Reserve starts around 30 kms from the Chambal Safari Lodge, extending to about 100 kms. It is a widespread wetland area, interspersed by cultivated fields, where large numbers of the Sarus Cranes breed. Villages and farms around Bah are good for a walk, understanding local lifestyle and also a bit of bird watching as number of birds are found around the area.

Day-5 Departure Depart to Agra (80 kms) for a train for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Bharatpur :

  • Bird watching in Bharatpur - Keoladeo national park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary has been the most organized bird sanctuaries in India. Bharatpur remains an attraction for anyone traveling on Agra - Jaipur route. Over the years 380 resident and migrant species of birds have been recorded in the area.

Chambal :

  • Bateshwar Temple - Bateshwar Temples are a set of 108 Shiva temples on banks of River Yamuna and is most unique as its one of the rare temples where Shiva is depicted as a person and not a Linga. Shortly after Bateshwar Temple, Yamuna River meets the Chambal River and the entire area is haven for Bird watchers. there is a healthy population of allgators as well. Boats are available on hire for guests.

  • Wildlife and Bird Watching in Chambal - Around Bah, Yamuna River meets the Chambal River and the entire area is haven for Bird watchers. The area is maintained by Chambal Conservation Foundation (set up in 1999 by Kunwar Ram Pratap Singh and his wife, local royal family members), is known for Gangetic Dolphins, Migratory Birds, Alligators, Crocodiles.

  • Sarus Crane Reserve - The Sarus Crane Conservation Reserve starts around 30 kms from Bah extending to about 100 kms. It is a widespread wetland area, interspersed by cultivated fields, where large numbers of the Sarus Cranes breed.

Destination Overview

Agra - Agra is home to Taj Mahal, a mughal era monument that is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Agra forms a part of the Golden Triangle circuit Delhi-Jaipur-Agra which is the most visited tourist circuit in India.

Bharatpur - Bharatpur lies in close proximity to Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, which is popularly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Bharatpur has been long renowned for the migratory birds in winter.

Chambal - The National Chambal Sanctuary consists of about 400 km of the Chambal River. Chambal is located 80 km south of Agra on Rajasthan, UP and Madhya Pradesh border in the legendary Chambal Valley. The area is a haven for bird watcher and excellent for sighting alligators.

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Distances
  • Agra to Bharatpur -53 kms (1 hrs)
  • Bharatpur to Chambal -123 kms (3 hrs)
  • Chambal to Agra -70 kms (2 hrs)

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Distances
  • Agra to Bharatpur -53 kms (1 hrs)
  • Bharatpur to Chambal -123 kms (3 hrs)
  • Chambal to Agra -70 kms (2 hrs)

Expert Speak

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