Nandankanan Zoo, Bhubaneswar
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Nandankanan Zoo

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Nandankanan Zoo
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24 Ratings & 21 Reviews

About Nandankanan Zoo

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    • 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.

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  • Very Good 5
  • Good 1
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  • Below Average 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
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  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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21 traveller reviews for Nandankanan Zoo

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Preeti Dhanuka
  • Preeti Dhanuka
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"During summer animals stay inside their habitat" new review

  • 3.00/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
This is certainly not to be visited in summer afternoon as animals stay inside their shed. Very few animals left in the jungle, the elephant ride and the cable trolley have been discontinued. The hot and humid afternoon added up to our disappointment. It is wise to take a ride of the zoo in the battery car but there are very few of them for which one has to wait for long in a queue.
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Saarang Agarwal
  • Saarang Agarwal
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 12 Reviews

"One of my favourite places in Odisha" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
My mom was from Cuttack, Odisha, so I visited it every year in summer to meet my grandparents. I always force them to take me to Nandankanan Zoo as I loved animals and this place is huge and amazing. I must have visited it 15 times by now.
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Jitendra Nayak
  • Jitendra Nayak
  • 3 Reviews

"A fun and picnic spot"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
When I went there it was very cool so all the animal getting sun bath outside the cage and seeing them is quite fun but from near is amazing. The jungle look of that place really giving a picnic profile to that place and the lake presenting there really awesome for boating with family.
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Animesh Kumar
  • Animesh Kumar
  • Lives in Bokaro
  • 3 Reviews

"Good place to relax and have fun"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The place is very environment friendly and can be accompanied by both with friends and relatives and also with kids. A fun loving place and great place for enjoyment.
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  • 3 votes

Ashish Tripathy
  • Ashish Tripathy
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 9 Reviews

"Awsome place for tourist destination and hangout"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Wide range of animals of different species are found basic plastic bottles and other plastic materials are not allowed inside zoo Eco-friendly environment. Lot of greenery, cheap ticket price and with good transportation.
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  • 3 votes

Rashmi Rout
  • Rashmi Rout
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 1 Review

"A good place for children"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It is good place see the scenery, enjoy every moment you stay there. Boating also very safe, different types of rare birds are there. It is very good for children worth of money and time. You can take foods and snacks with you.
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Manan Varshney
  • Manan Varshney
  • Lives in Mandi
  • 4 Reviews

"Great Sightseeing place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Jan 11, 2015
It was a great place to see all the animals at one place. Main attraction was white tiger and the safari. It was a great fun to spend time there and also no food was available inside but you can take your own.
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P.r.pandit Pandit
  • P.r.pandit Pandit
  • 2 Reviews

"Well maintained Zoo very interesting to see different animals."

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted Dec 3, 2014
Facilities of Safari and good Guides are available. Well maintained Zoo very interesting to see diff animals. Tiger Lions Monkeys ,Snakes, Crocodile etc.
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Satya
  • Satya
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
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  • 22 Reviews

"The animals make it beauty"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Oct 15, 2014
Nandan Kanan is a Must see place in Bhubaneswar - Natural habitat for Thousands of animals. It is spread across hundreds of acres of natural forest. Animals like Tiger, Lions, Leopards, Cheetah, Beer, Deer, Monkeys, Elephants, Hippos and much more are a part of it's beauty. You can enjoy Toy train and safaris to Tiger/Lion forest. Rope way and boating facilities are also available. There is a botanical garden as well along side the Zoological garden.
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Suresh
  • Suresh
  • Lives in Afzalpura
  • 12 Reviews

"Needs more time to complete the visit"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 8, 2014
It is really a big zoo so, one has to have enough time at least 4 to 5 hours for complete visit. This zoo is famous for white tiger. There is a restaurant inside the zoo where almost all the stuffs available.
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