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The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology

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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Post Bag No 4,Mamallapuram, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good one time watch. I was there during afternoon and most crocodiles were so still that they looked like artificial one. After very carefully observing we realized that they were alive. Good for kids.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crocodile bank is a small place with lot of varieties of crocodiles. The information laid out about each species is very good. My kid loved reading information about their food habits, etc. Must visit if you have kids along.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

Chanced upon visiting this crocodile park maintained by the Tamil Nadu government. They have the most amazing and wide species of crocodiles that you can see within their open dwellings. From the gharials to Indus crocs to iguanas and even a pair of anacondas on...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2019

We visited this institute as part of helping my kid understand about crocodiles. I had visited this when I was very young and returning to it brought back great memories. The understanding provided through lectures and feeding of the crocodiles was very useful. In our...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

I have visited many crocodile parks in south India and this one at Chennai seems to be the best one, in terms of the number of crocodiles and the way the park is set up.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tg_george
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

You will see all species of crocodiles aligators ghariyals and caymens. Also snakes . Well kept place with a stock full of Crocs . Hard to believe they are real but one moves you can feel the rush . There are so many of them...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

When driver stopped the vehicle infront of the gate , we were not so excited . Once we purchase tickets and went inside , we could not believe our eyes . So many reptiles mainly crocodile of different varieties and species . We saw some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2019 via mobile

We went with low expectations and absolutely loved the Madras Crocodile sanctuary. Fun, informative and exciting with animals kept in seemingly respectful conditions. We loved watching the crocodiles being fed especially!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

It is situated right on the main road ..You cant miss it. It was started herpetologist and wildlife activist Romulus 'Rom' Whitaker. They have multiple species of crocodiles present and snakes as well. Visited in June. Most of the park is shaded. There is also...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank GlennSym
MadrasCrocodileBank, Public Relations Manager at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are glad you found the place fun and informative. We conduct various programs for kids and adults. Please visit our FB page for more details on the events. Look forward to your visit soon!

Reviewed June 9, 2019

A vast area; a large number of species,--all in the "pink " of health.( their skin will not show this) All live in surroundings made as natural as possible.Interesting_a (very ) few have been "adopted " by persons / corporates.Wish this culture increases.Good sign boards;...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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MadrasCrocodileBank, Public Relations Manager at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Hi sir, Thank you for your review and also noticing our adoption programs. We are delighted that you had a great​ visit! The restrooms are towards the right when you enter the park. Regarding guides and parking, I shall notify my team.

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September 23, 2019|
Response from tg_george | Reviewed this property |
Yes; Night Safari is available on Tuesdays to Sundays - 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
July 28, 2019|
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Response from shuvozworld | Reviewed this property |
There are some local bus service available from Chennai to Mahabalipuram. Also auto's run on this route. Not sure of the fare and timings as I was travelling in a rental car.
July 15, 2019|
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yes , there is. sundar