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“bit grotty”
Review of Guindy Snake Park

Guindy Snake Park
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Owner description: In addition to over thirty Indian snakes, this specialty zoo is home to domestic and exotic crocodiles, turtles and tortoises. A library and museum are also on site.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“bit grotty”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

I had a few hours to spend in Chennai and the taxi driver suggested snake park. I suppose it passed some time but it just felt a bit grotty. Plenty of crocodiles and snakes to see but all in grotty enclosures.

Visited November 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Crocodiles everywhere”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

This zoo was both enjoyable and educational and well worth the small fee. They have a wide range of reptiles (loads of crocodiles!) and lots of information on snakes and other reptiles from around the world. There is also a snake show in the main building every hour or so. I would recommend this for anyone interested in reptiles or conservation.

Visited July 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A great place, if you like snakes!”
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

It's a nice place to go. Take your kids. Ask them to behave. Set the right example. Probably because these extremely dangerous snakes are in cages and display windows, people try and show their 'power' by banging on glass, etc. There's a sign that says people who annoy the snakes will be sent out. I think they should just feed those people to the constrictors!
Anyway, really nice.

Snake demo at the end of your walk at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 430pm.

Visited September 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 6 Contributor
539 reviews
324 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
“Reptile world...”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

The Guindy snake park, adjacent to the Guindy national park at sardar patel road in Chennai, houses hundreds of species of snakes, many crocodiles, a few species of turtles, monitors and Chameleon amongst others. This well-maintained 1-acre park is a must-visit for all the tourists and travelers to this region in general and Children in particular. The highlight of the snake park is the live snake demonstration that happens at 10.00 AM, 1PM, 3 PM and 4.30 PM everyday where a member of the Zoo brings out certain snake varieties like the Indian rat snake, green snake, bronzeback tree snake and Spectacled cobra to explain their features and activities to the visitors. The park is opened on all days except Tuesdays between 8.30 AM and 5.30 PM.

Visited August 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Snake park”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

I was not too impressed with the snake park as much as I was with croc bank. Looked a bit badly maintained.

Yes, there were variety of snakes. The interpretation centre was good. But very noisy and you couldn't hear the commentary for the snake show.

Also the snake park had a separate charge and the children's park had a separate entry fee. Didn't quite understand the logic!

Visited May 2013
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