Nandankanan Zoo, Bhubaneswar

Nandankanan Zoo

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Nandankanan Zoo
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5 Ratings & 5 Reviews

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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5 traveller reviews for Nandankanan Zoo

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Alekha  Sahoo
  • Alekha Sahoo
  • 6 Reviews

"One of the best zoos in India"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Nandankanan is like a very good attractive place. One should visit this place once definitely. This is one of the best zoos available in India. This zoo is situated inside a natural forest. More
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Muralitharan Venkataraman
  • Muralitharan Venkataraman
  • Lives in Tiruchirapalli
  • 78 photos
  • 23 Reviews

"Nandankanan-Muralitharan visit"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The zoo is special for white tigers. I had the opportunity to see the energetic tigers during the safari ride. Particularly Birds section is fine. Nice. More
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  • 4 votes

Tapas Biswas
  • Tapas Biswas
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 7 Reviews

"The best zoo in eastern India"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 months ago
The best zoo in eastern India. A must visit location. Well kept, excellently well-maintained.A must for children. More
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  • 3 votes

Amit  kumar
  • Amit kumar
  • 6 Reviews

"One of the Best Zoo's."

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 8 months ago
It is one of the best Zoo's in India with a large area and a variety of animals. More
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Sham Mhaskar
  • Sham Mhaskar
  • 11 Reviews

"Ek tha tiger"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 8 months ago
Here you see tigers in various sizes. Very good varieties of flora and fauna. Best zoo I ever visited More
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About Nandankanan Zoo

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Summer: 7.30 AM - 5.30 AM , Winter: 8.00 AM - 5.00 AM

Nandankanan Zoo is located in the Chandaka Forest, on the banks of the Kanjia Lake. Black panthers, gharial crocodiles and white tigers are some of the wildlife that exist in the zoo. The zoo is home to over 67 kinds of mammals, 18 varieties of reptiles and 81 species of birds that co-exist in the deeply forested boundaries. For gharial crocodiles, a captive breeding centre is also located within the zoo.

White tiger breeding also takes place at the zoo. Asiatic lions, Indian crocodiles,    Nilgiri langurs   and countless birds, reptiles and fish are also housed within the zoo. In the zoo are also housed 34 aquaria that contains a large variety of fresh water fish. Entrance of the Reptile Park is adorned with a life-size tyrannosaurus.

Spread over an area of 400 hectares, the zoo was opened to the public in 1979. Renowned to became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009, it  also contains a botanical garden. Literally meaning 'The Garden of Heavens', the zoo area includes the 134-acres Kanjia Lake. Reptile Park is home to numerous species of crocodiles, lizards, turtles and snakes.

Adopt-an-Animal programme was started at the zoo in 2008, to help involve the general public in animal conservation and raise money. In the zoo, tourists can find facilities for boating and forest safaris.

Timing:    April to September: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
    October to March: 8 am – 5 pm
    Closed on Monday
Admission Fees:    INR20 (Adults)
    INR5 (Children between 3 to 12 years)
    INR100 (Foreigners)


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