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Madras Crocodile Bank

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One of the largest reptile zoos in the world, the renowned Madras Crocodile Bank spread over a large area of lush green vegetation. It tops the list as one of the finest getaway spots for tourists and chennaities. It has the honour of being one of the largest crocodile breeding centres in the country.

The crocodile bank is the habitat of more than 7000 species of crocodiles and also acts as a centre for gaining knowledge and hands on experience with the inhabitants of the park. The park was created for the conservation of crocodiles and also houses a snake farm selling anti venom bottles. Located along the coastline the park serves as a sanctuary to many water birds and sea turtles. It is frequented by animal lovers and nature buffs and is a preferred destination for field trips and workshops. The park is a must visit place when you are in Chennai.

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Tamil Nadu, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
12.7430062°N, 80.2390477°E
Distance from Chennai city center to Madras Crocodile Bank
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Madras Crocodile Bank..

Overall Rating:4.4

  '5' out of 5
"The best place on ECR. It is around 2-3 kms from kovalam junction. Make sure that u be there at 4:30 pm on Sunday as it is the feeding time of crocs. Also, make sure you carry a good camera"
  '5' out of 5
"Must visit place...loaded with crocodiles Best time to visit is during the reptiles feeding time.Crocodile named JAW is Awesome and Scary he is very huge.Various types of snakea re also present over here.Its nearby Kovallam Beach."
  '4' out of 5
"For 40 rupees per person it is not a bad place to go. It is far away from Chennai. About 60 kms away so it is best to organise a driver package for 8 hours which costs around 1800 - 2000 rupees. The Driver will take you to any location specified and will wait for you while you visit the places you would like to go. Be aware if you take this method of transport you will need to pay tolls on top of the fee for the cab you have paid. The crocodile park was OK for the money. You get to see a wide range of crocodiles and turtles."
  '5' out of 5
"Perfect outing for children during summer holidays and good to visit in sunny afternoons. Since there is lot of shades you dont feel the hot sun and the children can run around looking for themselves at the different species of crocs"
  '5' out of 5
"I really love the place, sincere thanks to our guide Arul he has very good knowledge about the all the snakes and crocodiles. I really recommend everyone kids & adults to go this place for good knowledge."

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