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Madras Crocodile Bank

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Address: East Coast Road | Vadanemmelli Village, 10km after Muttukadu Boat House, Chennai 603104, India
Phone Number:
+91 44 2747 2447
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11:00 - 04:00
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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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We have never seen so many crocs in one place in India. There are many varieties and some were really huge...

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is surely a place not to be missed, for the complete family. We spend more than an hour here, enjoying the huge population of Crocs (from across the world) and other reptiles like Iguana, anaconda as well as snakes (with live venom extraction display).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Hundreds of crocodiles and snakes are present here. But its all safe and well maintained.. This is not a government park, it belongs to a private NGO.... Especially a snake show for 10rs is there inside.. Do go for it since its a lifetime experience.. They show you all venomous snakes like viper, cobra and they show how the poison... More 

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Aurangabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have never seen so many crocs in one place in India. There are many varieties and some were really huge...

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good ones.. * The venom extraction is really amazing... * Variety and number of crocs is amazing.. * very reasonable ticket. * Very nicely located. Bad ones. * During venom extraction, the guy speaks in Tamil only. * Parking is a mess

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Crocodile Bank is an interesting diversion on the way from Chennai to Mahabalipuram. We (Dad & two teenage boys) spent about an hour there looking at the crocs (there are plenty!) and learning more about them. Entrance fee is approx Rs40, so a visit won't break the bank. We saw plenty of enclosure cleaning going on while we were... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

huge variety of alligators and crocodiles. they are in thousands. sometimes they look beautiful while basking in the sun sometimes the dangerous crocs that would swallow a man in a gulp.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's actually done on foot. But the sight of hundreds of crocs's eyes lighting up when you shine your torch on them is fantastic. Our guide (Arul) was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The price of the NIght Safari is not high but the travel to & from from Chennai will be costlier (it is about an hours outside the city -... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this was the first crocodile park i have visited and since I am reasonably interested in wildlife it was a nice experience. Its pretty well maintained and you can observe crocs in abundance there. Makes for nice day trip if you are in chennai.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For crocodile enthusiasts there is no better place. Should spend time with the volunteers there to know a lot of things about crocs and the crocodile bank

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having never been to a crocodile park before we weren't sure but then this is not a farm it's all about conservation.The layout was great and the info boards exactly did there job. Don't miss the venom extraction it was really cool but not good if you don't like snakes. Overall brilliant

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