It is a wonderful 3 hour ride on the Chambal River, that despite inclement weather gives good sightings. the Hindi name for them is Gharial which means clock - when swimming, their huge bulging eyes look like clocks in the river!
Of course one cannot miss the amazing birdlife in the area & a birding trip to Bharatpur is incomplete without a visit to Chambal especially to see the critically endangered Indian Skimmer.
Regrettably, due to hazy weather, the photos may appear a bit dull
|above & below; Bar-headed Geese|
|Above & below: Marsh Crocodile|
|A pair of Eurasian Thicknees|
|As it had rained & had a hail storm, we were told that a flock of Indian Skimmers had gone further downstream & chances of sighting were slim. By jove! a couple of pairs suddenly obliged us & made our day!!!|
|Could not get enough of the Indian Skimmers|
|A juvenile snout Crocodile|
|Pair of Ruddy Shelduck|
|Brown-headed Gull in flight|
|living in harmony: the LargeCormorant & Brown-headed Gull share the same space|
|Ruddy Shelduck & Comb Duck|