Nandankanan Zoo, Bhubaneswar
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Nandankanan Zoo

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Nandankanan Zoo
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19 Ratings & 16 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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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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16 traveller reviews for Nandankanan Zoo

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

"A good place for children" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 days 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
  • 3 Reviews

"Great Sightseeing place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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 3 months ago
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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  • 21 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
  • 11 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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Deepak Behera
  • Deepak Behera
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"Excellent for Animal & Bird lovers"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Sep 22, 2014
The radius of zoo will be more than 15sq Km. Different types of tiger, lion, rhinos almost all wild animals are available. Along with these, thousands of different birds, snakes, crocodiles are there. For physical handicapped or old persons Zoo van is available. Many experienced guides having knowledge in regional languages as well as English and Hindi is available. Hours will not be sufficient to enjoy nature as well as the zoo. Yes, I forgot to mention inside bus service for tiger safari is available.
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Anubhav Jauhari
  • Anubhav Jauhari
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 6 Reviews

"A good visit, well maintained"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2014
The zoo is pretty in the outskirts area but the roads are good that lead there. The ticket prices are minimal. The electric cab person almost robbed us, charging exorbitant rates for an hour. The guide was good in nature and showed all the places. The safari was under construction so we missed that part.
All the animals have been kept in good shape and we got enough time to spend there. There were a lot many tigers too in the zoo. The food stalls outside also serve decent snacks, sure about the hygiene though.
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Debaraja Sahoo
  • Debaraja Sahoo
  • 5 Reviews

"Wildlife sanctuary in Orissa"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Aug 27, 2014
Very good place for spending leisure time. Many an attraction at the zoo. It is very much worth seeing. It is quite an interesting watch for kids. Lion safari is there and ropeway is also there.
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Satyajit Dhar
  • Satyajit Dhar
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 11 Reviews

"Location is good, kids will enjoy"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Aug 22, 2014
This zoo is at good location to see animals kept in natural surroundings. Safaris are enjoyable. Facilities are average. Kids will obviously enjoy. But there is scope of improvement regarding maps and signposts. Number of buses for Safari may be increased.
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Soumya  Mohanty
  • Soumya Mohanty
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 1 Review

"Surely, worth a place to go for"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Aug 16, 2014
If you are visiting Bhubaneswar for a week, the Nandankanan is surely worth a place to go for. The myriad of animals, the boating, the scenic beauty of the place will certainly amuse you. You can also avail the bus facility.
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