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Crocodile Bank

10km after Muttukadu Boat House, East Coast Road | Vadanemmelli Village, Chennai (Madras) 603104, India
+91 44 27472447
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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 weekend spot for a fascinating day of herpetology. For... more » 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. « less
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Barpeta, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We visited this bank on the morning of 16th April, 2014. My children enjoyed a lot. The 90 years old croc was the star of the bank. We also enjoyed the turtles, different varieties of crocs and the pythons.The park needssome renovation to attravt more visitors.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

i visit here with my family members ,totally 15 members.childrens are very much enjoying here by seeing the numerous crocodils and snakes.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Located on the East Coast Road this is probably one of the most successful crocodile breeding centres in the world. Highly recommended for all children particularly and others too as it gives one a close look at all types of cocodiles and alligators existing in the world. Tickets are a bit highly priced though.

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DUBAI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Last November I visited the place with my family and it is quite interesting with a variety of crocodiles.I visited the place on a Sunday and it is fully packed with visitors.Some organization is taking care of the premises and it is clean.Definitely tourists must get down while going to Mabalipuram or Pondicherry.Really we all enjoyed.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Like every other zoo in India, food options are limited. Otherwise this is a wonderful and unique wildlife park. The various species of crocodiles as well as their breeding centre, other related species like snakes etc. are the attraction. Don't miss!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Though it has enormous number of crocodiles (different kinds) the park isn't at all well equipped for proper maintenance. The reptiles do not have enough space to move around. Not clean also. You literally cannot breathe properly, when you are in there. Its a great place if only serviced adequately

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doha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Clean; well maintained; adequate banners educating the type/ habitat/ where found; well structured; and finally end your trip with some shopping at the nice souvenir shop

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We called here as a break in our journey from Chennai to pondicherry. I was really dubious about this place as we visited another so called croc sanctuary in India a few years ago and it was little more than a prison for the creatures there. I couldnt have been more mistaken. This place is really cheap Rs 35 and... More

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Bangalore, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We reached there around 5.30 and bought tickets at 5.35 and were waiting for our friends to come so they reached around 5.37 and we went to enter but the guard dint allow us.Saying the deadline is 5.30.Then the manager came and told that its a central government order to close at 5.30.But the tickets were issued to us at... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A must visit for all wildlife buffs , located on the picteresque ECR road which leads to Mahabalipuram this crcodile park/venom extraction centre is a place where you get up close with nature and learn different aspects of breeding and rearing endangered reptiles. The park also houses a venom extraction centre which is run in co-ordination of the local Irula... More

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