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Madras Crocodile Bank

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Address: East Coast Road | Vadanemmelli Village, 10km after Muttukadu Boat House, Chennai (Madras) 603104, India
Phone Number: +91 44 27472447
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11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Originally started with a more serious conservation point of view,...

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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Republic Day visit to Crocodile Bank

I had visited this place when I was a child. Still have the memory of the largest crocodile swimming in the park. So got a holiday thought why not visit it again. Still remembered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
HandelSolomon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had visited this place when I was a child. Still have the memory of the largest crocodile swimming in the park. So got a holiday thought why not visit it again. Still remembered my childhood experience. Fabulous place to visit with children. The entry fees is Rs40 for adults and Rs20 for children. Extra Rs 20 for seeing venom... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kindly visit this place with your kids, I can assure they will enjoy the trip. You can visit muttukadu boat house near by the crocodile bank.

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Thank Lokesh M
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its on the way while going to Mahabalipuram from Chennai and I guess request stop will be given by the bus driver if you are plying via local bus. You can see many types of the reptiles, especially the crocodiles!! They are huge!! Very huge and they are seen in large numbers in ponds. A must see if you are... More 

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Thank Bhavanikashyap
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it's because I think crocodiles and alligators are kind of creepy, but I wasn't hugely impressed with this park. It's nice enough, and there are educational signs at each pen and around the park. but, the attraction was just not meant for me. There are toilets on site, so that is a huge plus.

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Thank yogi126
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must see. I have never seen so many crocs in my life and it was a great experience to be so close and understand this wonderful creature. School trips are common so be aware of lots of kids around. Also can get very hot so bring water and a hat! Do not miss out on seeing... More 

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New Delhi, India
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was coming back from Mahabalipuram on state highway, Saw this Crocodile Bank, Went to see, it was a real Surprise, So many crocodiles & variety. good knowledgeable visit.

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Thank ndjagson
Kovilpatti, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place to go for people who love crocs and snakes and some turtles. If you go at the right time you can even feed the crocs.

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Thank Shyamis
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well worth 40 rupees stayed for 2 hours! esp on hot day when crocs moving dont miss snakes and giant tortoise

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Thank Tharanny S
Dibrugarh, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You found here a large number of crocodiles .It saved several crocodiles and alligator species from extinction.Curious people will enjoy the place.Food available inside.Overall a nice experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a good 1 to 2 hrs worth spending to see crocs n snakes; curious kids would enjoy the animals; u can also see few birds migration;food n souvenirs available inside; its has an entry fee around 100++

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