Nandankanan Zoo, Bhubaneswar
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Nandankanan Zoo

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Nandankanan Zoo
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26 Ratings & 23 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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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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

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Savyasachee Jha

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  • Savyasachee Jha
  • 3 Reviews
  •  165 readers

"Best zoo, needs lot of time" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is the best zoo where I went till now, you can enjoy a lot there, to see this zoo you must have 6-8 hours in hand. The zoological park have massive bird attraction, it also offers different safaris like lion, white tiger, bear and deer. Its cleanliness does not have any effect by presence of massive human beings due its strict rule of cleanliness.
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Bijay kuma  behera

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  • Bijay kuma behera
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  127 readers

"Plan to visit"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Zoo is good and its big it will take 1 day to visit that place. So you prepare according your time so that you can visit zoo full part or your time will lose.
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Preeti Dhanuka

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

"During summer animals stay inside their habitat"

  • 3.00/7
  • Posted 2 months 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

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  • Saarang Agarwal
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 13 Reviews
  •  215 helpful votes
  •  26190 readers

"One of my favourite places in Odisha"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months 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

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  • Jitendra Nayak
  • 3 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  687 readers

"A fun and picnic spot"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months 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

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  • Animesh Kumar
  • Lives in Bokaro
  • 3 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  534 readers

"Good place to relax and have fun"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 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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  • 4 votes

Ashish Tripathy

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  • Ashish Tripathy
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 9 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  953 readers

"Awsome place for tourist destination and hangout"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Mar 11, 2015
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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Rashmi Rout

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  • Rashmi Rout
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  284 readers

"A good place for children"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Mar 1, 2015
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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  • 4 votes

Manan Varshney

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  • Manan Varshney
  • Lives in Mandi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  986 readers

"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

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  • P.r.pandit Pandit
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1119 readers

"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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