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Crocodile Bank

Address: 10km after Muttukadu Boat House, East Coast Road | Vadanemmelli Village, Chennai (Madras) 603104, India
Phone Number: +91 44 27472447
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Originally started with a more serious conservation point of view, Crocodile Bank is now the...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Owner description: Originally started with a more serious conservation point of view, Crocodile Bank is now the weekend spot for a fascinating day of herpetology. For the kids, it’s a special treat to see large crocs spend the day languorously by the water. The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology also allows adults to volunteer and gain hands-on experience in the field.
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Chennai (Madras), India
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190 reviews 190 reviews
26 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This is a rather unique place where you can see a large number and variety of crocodiles; besides some snakes as well. The crocs are displayed over a wide area in good enclosures, which are as natural as can be. Signs at every enclosure tells you what you want to know about each species. If you need to know anything... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. Well maintained, loadsa crocs..Liked it all. Missed out on the feeding due to time constraints. My son enjoyed the time there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

You cannot imagine the number of crocs this place houses... Quite a few varieties of Crocs as well. And Yes.. Snakes, and Turtles as well.. So if thats the kinda place u want to be around , must go. Its got a interesting tale on why this place has so many crocs. I'm not going to spill the beans and... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It is a feast to see and learn the type of crocodiles in this country and the world over. Hats off to the founder for the dedication to keep the place well.

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Chennai, India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This place is world class. If you are a nature lover, want to see a large variety of crocodiles and learn more about them, there cannot be a better placethan this. Do not miss!!

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Goa, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We had heard about Crocodile Bank at Chennai on many occasions, hence, when we visited Chennai, the place was definitely on our itinerary. The place was definitely worth a visit. We had never imagined the number, size and types of crocodiles as well as other reptiles which were on display. The volunteers helped the visitors with any queries. The entry... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It is a must visit place just located off ECR road making it convenient to visit. With lot of crocodiles & some reptiles, with lot of information for a common man & kid, one can really enjoy for 3 ~ 4 hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

One gets surprised by the sheer size and the types of crocodiles that are there. The entry fees is very nominal even with a camera and the educative programs are really good educative experience for not just the kids but us as well. One word of caution - avoid going in days with extreme heat. Otherwise it is definitely a... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Never seen a place with so many crocs in captive. A must for every tourist to visit. Since I was there on a weekend, it was slightly crowded. I assume it not crowded during weekdays. I thinks I saw 1000+ crocs and different species of crocs.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Located 40 kms south of Chennai near Mahabalipuram, this is a 3.2 hectares Zoo which comprises of a wide range of Indian and African crocodiles, alligators and other reptiles including turtles and snakes. Here, the crocodiles are kept in their natural habitat. It is a Mahabalipuram.

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