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MadrasCrocodileBank

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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...more
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East Coast Road | Vadanemmelli Village, Chennai 603104, India
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+91 44 2747 2447
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Madras Crocodile Bank is tbe first crocodile park in India set up by the Reptile expert Romus Witaker. The bank is over 30years old and has over 2000 different types of crocodiles. The place is clean and very well maintained. The entry ticket is...More

Thank vivek0210
MadrasCrocodileBank, Public Relations Manager at MadrasCrocodileBank, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Thank you for the review. We are delighted you found the place informative and had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you here again.

Reviewed 6 days ago

It was really disturbing to see 50-60 crocodiles all cloistered together in a cramped space in one of the exhibits. Little to no water, most of the crocodiles look as though they are dead, but they are clearly alive and not moving because they have...More

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MadrasCrocodileBank, Public Relations Manager at MadrasCrocodileBank, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, "Little to no water" is an exaggeration. Some pens are over-crowded​ because for many years, mugger were being bred here for release in the wild at the request of the State Govt, and we are still in dialogue with the Ministry of Environment about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been to Madras crocodile bank approx. 4 times....it's really worth visiting ....they also have a session where you can see different varieties of snakes...specially the poisonous ones like Russel viper...they also demonstrate venom extraction...u can also touch some of them...also, this place has...More

Thank Priyanka S
MadrasCrocodileBank, Public Relations Manager at MadrasCrocodileBank, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Thank you for a positive review. We are delighted you chose to visit our facility! We look forward to seeing you here again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Super experience , Learn and see different type of crocodile Looking very good different type of tortoise Good park... Must visit

Thank Umanath G
MadrasCrocodileBank, Public Relations Manager at MadrasCrocodileBank, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Thank you for the review. We are delighted you chose to visit our facility! We look forward to seeing you here again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very near to Mahabalipuram at the east coast road. Parking place is limited. Park is full of crocodiles and other reptiles. Preferred time to visit the park would be between 11:30AM to 12:30PM. During this time you can see crocodiles having lunch...More

Thank Utkarsh V
MadrasCrocodileBank, Public Relations Manager at MadrasCrocodileBank, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Thank you for the review. We are delighted you chose to visit our facility and had the opportunity to see our crocs f​ed! We look forward to seeing you here again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well catalogued and maintained park .. best place for children to see crocs up so close .add it to your must do list !!!

Thank Aasiya K
MadrasCrocodileBank, Public Relations Manager at MadrasCrocodileBank, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Thank you for the positive review. We are delighted you chose to visit our facility! We look forward to seeing you here again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was first time I saw so many crocodile at one place. This bank has almost all species of crocs in different ponds in difefrent sizes and looked very good. kids also enjoys here so a must see things is this park near chennai and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beware, this place is for the hopeless reptile lover. There are so many of them all around you that you shouldn't visit it if you get the creeps. A decent collection of species and a good walk for the day.

Thank LopaBhattacharyya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is way outside the city and takes about an hour inside. It’s the first crocodile breeding center in Asia. Get there early and enjoy time with the reptiles. This can be easily combined with a trip to Mahabalipuram.

Thank ramchabi
MadrasCrocodileBank, Public Relations Manager at MadrasCrocodileBank, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for the review. We are delighted you chose to visit our facility! We look forward to seeing you here again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have time to kill and don’t mind the smell of a zoo then this is a decent place. Do expect to be on your feet most of the time you would be able to cover the entire thing is less than 30 minutes

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MadrasCrocodileBank, Public Relations Manager at MadrasCrocodileBank, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for the review. We are very glad you chose to visit your visit to our facility!

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viduluvsu
11 May 2018|
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Response from MadrasCrocodileBank | Property representative |
Hi, Jaws is fed every Sunday at 4.30 pm. Hope to see you soon. Regards, Croc Bank
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rajenderneginegi1
20 March 2018|
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Response from MadrasCrocodileBank | Property representative |
Hi, unfortunately, our snake venom extraction center is closed for the summer. But do visit us on Sunday as we have many exciting activities, such as snake talks, crocodile feeding talks and you will get to see Jaws III... More
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Aliakbar D
4 February 2018|
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Response from spk1504 | Reviewed this property |
TIMINGS & TICKETS Timings: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Last Ticket: 5:00pm, Closed on Mondays Entry tickets : Adult: Rs.50/-, Children below 10 years : Rs.30/- Night Safari : Tuesday - Sunday 07:00 pm to... More
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