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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Leaving Agra we were driven to a village called Jarar near the Chambal river. Here we stayed at the Chambal Safari Lodge. After a very hectic few days ‘doing’ the Golden Triangle with a side excursion to see the tigers of Ranthambhore the Chambal SF was idyllic. We fell in love with this place from the moment we arrived and...

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Ripon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved it here. Totally different to any other place we stayed on our travels and a place to which we would love to return. Our lodge was bright and cosy with lovely decoration and the most comfortable beds. Each lodge has a great seating area front and back from which, should you have time, you can sit and enjoy...

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RPSJ, Owner at Chambal Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nicola M, Thank you for such a glowing review! It is always a pleasure to meet people who are interested in understanding and exploring their environment. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, especially the peace and tranquility (except for the rather noisy birds, bats & jackals!). We look forward to seeing you again. Team Chambal...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For us, this was a strange experience. On the one hand, this lodge is in a good location, close to the nature reserve and surrounded by wonderful birdlife. However, the rooms are strangely designed without any outside space to sit and watch the wildlife. We actually asked to be downgraded to what was clearly a better room (but not according...

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RPSJ, Owner at Chambal Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are a bit surprised, as ALL our rooms have outside spaces to sit and watch the wildlife, as well as enclosed outdoor spaces to allow people a degree of privacy, should they desire it. In fact, a quick scroll through previous trip-reports shows most visitors extol the joys of seeing the wildlife sitting in...

ahmedabad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chambal Safari Lodge-Mela Kothi nestled in Jarar village just about an hour’s drive from Agra is a fantastic home away from home for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers. Mela Kothi as the name suggests was originally the local Zamindar’s “Kothi” (Villa) used traditionally during the annual cattle fair held in the area. Today, the family has beautifully  restored the family...

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RPSJ, Owner at Chambal Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to seeing you again #YehDilMaangeMore!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chambal is only a short drive (1.5 hours) from Agra but it's a complete contrast to the hustle and bustle of Indian cities. We loved staying there and were able to completely unwind. We seemed to have done an awful lot in only 2 days but it was all wonderfully relaxed. Our room and the food were both great. Outstanding...

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RPSJ, Owner at Chambal Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sarah P, Thank you for a lovely review. There is much that makes Chambal special, and we are glad we were able to share some of the magic with you. Pushpendra, is but naturally, thrilled to bits seeing his name in print, and even more enthused (if that is possible!). Wishing you all the very best, Team Chambal Safari...

Noida, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chambal Safari Lodge is one of the most amazing stays that we have had. We are regular travellers and its one of those few places that we have decided to visit again (and again). What makes the place so special is the warmth of the owners and you come back feeling that you visited a friend. The cottages are roomy,...

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RPSJ, Manager at Chambal Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bhavani_shanks Thank you! It was a pleasure having you all stay with us, and the whole team was charmed by your kind & gracious manner. We look forward to seeing you again (and again!). All good wishes, Team Chambal Safari Lodge

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We have repeatedly visited Chambal Safari Lodge over the past few years. We have driven there after work on Friday and have returned in the afternoon on Sunday. We have recommended a stay at the lodge for almost all of our overseas visitors. The bucolic setting, the fascinating natural history of the river, the ravines, and the agricultural lands, the...

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Delhi
Reviewed 2 July 2016

It was a fab get away with the family. We were given a checklist of the birds and wildlife we could spot and where (whether on the property or the river bank or the wetlands) and we were thrilled to be able to spot 70 different birds, ghadiyal, crocodiles, a river dolphin, civet cats, hyenas, blue bulls and flying foxes...

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Tain, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights during our recent tour of Northern India. The lodge has extensive grounds and is situated well away from the main tourist areas and is therefore ideally suited for bird-watching. It's close proximity to the Chambal River also makes it the ideal place to stay for wildlife trips on the River Chambal, in particular to see...

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Chambal Safari Lodge is a little off the main track but is a little gem. Best known as a "birding sanctuary" the whole area and the sanctuary along the river is a perfect way to commence a wildlife trip to India. My guide was brilliant - he could spot and identify birds in the distance that I could only see...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A family run eco-lodge nestling in 35 acres of reclaimed land. An oasis of peace, tranquility, and gracious hospitality. An opportunity to explore the Chambal Valley. River Safari for Gharials, Marsh crocodiles, Gangetic river dolphins, and Indian skimmers. Jeep safaris for Black-buck & Sarus cranes. Camel safari to Fort Ater, and excursions to the medieval temple complex at Bateshwar - site of the second largest animal fair in India (Sonepur in Bihar being the largest). Nature walks and village walks. ... more   less 

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Address: Mela Kothi Road, Agra 283104, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Price Range: £65 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Chambal Safari Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Gharial room was perfection”
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“All rooms are good but wear a mosquito net at night -”
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“More central rather than outlying rooms recommended.”
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