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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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Private Day Tour of Mahabalipuram from Chennai
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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 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you make a trip to Mahabalipuram or are driving by on ECR, you should definitely visit this place. Kids will definitely like it but it is a unique experience for adults too. The facility has a good variety of crocodiles and alligators bred in captivity. The place is associated with an NGO kind of organization that works to preserve... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Aside of what popular opinions are, there are some important things that families should note before visiting this place - keep the kids under control; this is a dangerous place for adventurous kids; given the nature of the animals here, this place has a very serene and quietening influence - so if you are looking for lots of excitement in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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