Gharials & Crocodiles | Chambal | River Safari

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Shot at National Chambal Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, October 2017.

Once upon a time ravines of Chambal were synonymous with dacoits but now river Chambal is famous for it's Gharials & Crocodiles. Chambal supports the largest population of Gharials in the wild.

Critics & comments most welcome.

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Excellent work Ronak. Lovely and precious records.
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Wonderful video as usual , Ronak

Did you make the trip from Dholpur ? Actually I'm thinking of a trip to Chambal (Dholpur) from Agra & then to Bharatpur this October. It would be nice to get some pointers from you on this
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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post Excellent work Ronak. Lovely and precious records.
Thanks for watching.

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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post Wonderful video as usual , Ronak

Did you make the trip from Dholpur ? Actually I'm thinking of a trip to Chambal (Dholpur) from Agra & then to Bharatpur this October. It would be nice to get some pointers from you on this
Thanks for watching. We made a day trip from Agra & the river safari was from Bah. Dholpur is I guess in Rajasthan. Bah is in Dist Agra, UP. We did our safari through Mela Kothi - Chambal Safari Lodge. http://chambalsafari.com
As far as i know they are the only river safari operator on this side of Chambal & hence expensive. You can find other boat safari operators from MP & Rajsthan side. Even we went to Bharatpur after Agra. If you happen to visit Bah you can also check out Bateshwar.

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Excellent presentation, Ronak.
Thanks for your wildlife videos here and elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by shahronakm View Post Thanks for watching.



Thanks for watching. We made a day trip from Agra & the river safari was from Bah. Dholpur is I guess in Rajasthan. Bah is in Dist Agra, UP. We did our safari through Mela Kothi - Chambal Safari Lodge. http://chambalsafari.com
As far as i know they are the only river safari operator on this side of Chambal & hence expensive. You can find other boat safari operators from MP & Rajsthan side. Even we went to Bharatpur after Agra. If you happen to visit Bah you can also check out Bateshwar.

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Hi, Ronak beautiful compilation once again.
The safari lodge is super expensive, the MP side of the river has some eco-lodges . How is the wildlife abundance compared to the UP side.
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Off-topic , but would add that one can have superb sighting of Gharial & Maggars , along with some super exotic birds at Tikarpada and Badmul eco-camps of Satkoshia , Odisha. The places are much cheaper and the sightings are plenty. Talking from personal experience.
Would urge Ronak to visit the place as well.
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Thanks for watching. We made a day trip from Agra & the river safari was from Bah. Dholpur is I guess in Rajasthan. Bah is in Dist Agra, UP. We did our safari through Mela Kothi - Chambal Safari Lodge. http://chambalsafari.com
As far as i know they are the only river safari operator on this side of Chambal & hence expensive. You can find other boat safari operators from MP & Rajsthan side. Even we went to Bharatpur after Agra. If you happen to visit Bah you can also check out Bateshwar.

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Thanks for your reply . I'm also planning a day trip from Agra. Checked the Mela Kothi rates a few days ago. It's way too expensive for us So thought of Dholpur. Got a budget staying option in Dholpur, but possibly will not stay there as we have to reach Bharatpur on the same day (for a two-night stay at Bharatpur ). Let's see how it goes .. Thanks again
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Excellent presentation, Ronak.
Thanks for your wildlife videos here and elsewhere.
Thanks for watching & liking the videos. Long time we have not met. How are your excursions going on ?

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Originally Posted by sindabad View Post Hi, Ronak beautiful compilation once again.
The safari lodge is super expensive, the MP side of the river has some eco-lodges . How is the wildlife abundance compared to the UP side.
We had not stayed there overnight. Just visited as day visitors for the boat safari & for Sarus Cranes. There was very less activity of birds on the river safari. May be since it was evening time & it was Mid-October. Though we sighted few turtles. Campus of Mela Kothi itself was very rewarding for wildlife. Will shortly make a video on sightings at Mela Kothi campus.

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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post Off-topic , but would add that one can have superb sighting of Gharial & Maggars , along with some super exotic birds at Tikarpada and Badmul eco-camps of Satkoshia , Odisha. The places are much cheaper and the sightings are plenty. Talking from personal experience.
Would urge Ronak to visit the place as well.
Never visited eastern part of India, though have been to North-East India in 2010. We would love to visit Sundarbans, Doars region, Bitarkanika & of course Satkoshia in near future. Would need your expert advice whenever we plan a trip.

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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post Thanks for your reply . I'm also planning a day trip from Agra. Checked the Mela Kothi rates a few days ago. It's way too expensive for us So thought of Dholpur. Got a budget staying option in Dholpur, but possibly will not stay there as we have to reach Bharatpur on the same day (for a two-night stay at Bharatpur ). Let's see how it goes .. Thanks again
How far is Dholpur from Agra ? Mela Kothi has different rates for foreigners & Indians. Generally they don't allow days visitors but since the tourist season had not started as yet they did allows us as day visitors. We were the only guests that day. Bharatpur is always rewarding.
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How far is Dholpur from Agra ?
Around 60 kms from Agra.

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