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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
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+91 44 2747 2447
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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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Interesting and impressive, snake part is 'must see'

We were lucky - snake show meet our visit time. But first about crocodiles. The are gathered from different parts of the globe and represents different species. It is impressed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were lucky - snake show meet our visit time. But first about crocodiles. The are gathered from different parts of the globe and represents different species. It is impressed how many are here and the size of them is not a baby one. Terrain is quite large. Crocodiles have some freedom with moving and enjoying the place. Other reptiles... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it is being run by an NGO. Feeding all varieties of crocodiles is a big task. maintenance is also very difficult. Now maintenance is not good as before.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Chennai Crocodile Bank and research center is only one of its kind in India in a vast area of well maintained land. Way to Mahabalipuram, about 40 kilometers from Chennai is this crocodile sanctuary and apart from crocodiles we can see several species of alligators, snakes, turtles etc. The costal dune forest and a secure nesting sandy beach arranged... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is really thrilling to see many crocodiles at one place. They could have added some more fun creating activity for the children / crowd to enjoy.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good collection of reptiles but as with most other places lacks proper marketing.similar places else where in the world are better marketed and draws in a lot of revenue. Tourism department needs to give this a face lift with small food court nearby and a better parking place. Salute these guys handling poisonous snakes to produce antidotes putting their own... More 

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Varanasi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of crocodiles. The name really suits the place. One of the best places in Chennai to see crocodiles.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suppose they can't, or don't want to cull any of the thousands of crocs who appear to spend most of their time in near-dead stillness cramped one beside, if not on, the next

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on ECR, you need to buy Entry ticket for this place, which has large collection of crocodiles, alligators, snakes and aqua life-fishes & tortoises. Avoid summer noon time, it will be hot. Best time is post 3pm when sun in going to set down. Carry hats, umbrella and lots of water.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bank houses at least 10-12 different types of crocodiles and closer to 20-25 varieties of reptiles in total. It is very well maintained and acts as a perfect outing spot for small families and small groups of friends. The park can be covered by foot in 25-30 mins, but catching hold of volunteers/associates at the park and asking intriguing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are planning a visit to chennai mahabalipuram, you should add the crocodile bank to your list of places to visit on the way. the place has a very good collection of crocs and the place is well maintained....

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