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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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Private Day Tour of Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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If you happen to visit chennai , don't miss this crocodile bank who is having approx 3000 crocodiles and India,s largest salt water crocodile. There is also a reptile farm which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Mangalore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lot of crocodiles are maintained here. At the entrance a skin of crocodile is displayed on the wall. We can touch and feel it. The skin is smooth to touch with its spine projection. I visied this park about 25 years ago.

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chennai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not famous as it used to be.it is now a low profile/priority to tourists The place is quite far from Chennai

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is more a conservation center for reptiles esp crocs. You are guaranteed for a jaw-dropping experience while learning about the evolution of these beasts. About 15mins from Mahabalipuram, you can spend about one hour of quality time here with family. Keep in mind - they are not lazy, just energy efficient. You also get to learn about venomous snakes... More 

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Thank Darknight1983
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place to take kids and family. There are just too many crocs. If you plan your trip over a Sunday, you can see Crocodiles being Fed and volunteers explaining the Crocs habitat and lifestyle. The highlight of the park being JAWS. A 15 foot Croc that i think is the Asia's largest reptile. Kids will enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you happen to visit chennai , don't miss this crocodile bank who is having approx 3000 crocodiles and India,s largest salt water crocodile. There is also a reptile farm which has a variety of snakes where they have a live show as how to take poison out of it . They charmers use bare hands to handle the snakes... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

crocodile bank located on ecr road on way to mahabalipuram has lots of varieties of crocodiles. It also has a separate snake chamber.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to learn about these amazing reptiles. An educative visit which changes your perspective about these interesting creatures. Additional attraction is the venom extraction centre run by Irula tribals.

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Thank Lilian J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love animals, you will love this place! You've gotta experience this place as words can't do justice. It's time well spent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are travelling to chennai you should visit this place. Very unique and there is also a festival in August so if you are traveling in August do attend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

dedicated people run the place. For India, reasonably well run; I've seen far worse. The assistants are knowledgeable and helpful. Worth a visit.

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