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“Crocs, Gators and Anacondas”

MadrasCrocodileBank
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$49.00*
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Private Day Tour of Mahabalipuram from Chennai
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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.
Reviewed August 6, 2013

The crocodile bank at Muttukadu, about an hours drive from Chennai, is located on the scenic East Coast Road (ECR), on the way to Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry. It is a must see place on your visit to Chennai. It is professionally managed by an NGO, with many crocs, alligators and a snake enclosure, from babies to juveniles to full grown adults. Young volunteers from Colleges in Chennai, will gladly guide you. Demos Of venom extraction from poisonous snakes, by Irula tribesmen, are a sight to behold. Anacondas are the latest attraction. The adventurous are encouraged to handle non-poisonous snakes. Tickets are reasonably priced.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

If you are in chennai, You need to visit this place for sure. There are hundreds of crocodiles out here. The animals are over flooded in their protected areas. They appear to be so silent and dead when you visit the crocodile bank. Pay Rs.50/= or Rs.100/= and ask the care takers to serve the crocodiles meat in front of you. You will be surprised to c the way these animals run for the meat when the meat is thrown into their protected areas. A must see show for Children.

2  Thank GBSingh
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is an awesome place for kids as they can watch rare species.The knowledge of the kid would increase multi fold by coming and watching the species. Neatly maintained.

Thank SARATHBABU
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Crocodile bank is fascinating even for those who are turned off by the reptile. The story behind its establishment is inspiring and honestly - what do you know about crocodiles in India?! May as well learn! It is quite fascinating actually to see the variety and visit with them up close but safe. Call in advance to find out the feeding times for a truly hair rasing treat! Go earlier to have time to walk around and then end on a high note with the feeding. Be prepared for crowds.

Thank KeralaLily
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice place for people like to know about Crocodiles. Been there thrice already. between November and February there are lot of storks and cranes which come to nest there. People with cameras will have a treat. I had a few good shots myself.

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