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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
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+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 visited with our two kids early in the morning. It was quite interesting but they were digging to lay some pipe and as a result we couldn't get close enough to some of the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited with our two kids early in the morning. It was quite interesting but they were digging to lay some pipe and as a result we couldn't get close enough to some of the enclosures to see, or enter the reptile house area. A guide was walking​ around with a group but we didn't see how to avail of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The crocodile park which is a very famous attraction is a very tourist place! People go to see the crocodiles who've been there since forever!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is located on the way to mahabalipuram The crocodile park has lots of different types of crocodiles. Children will enjoy this place. The crocodile park is not well maintained nor clean, so you can skip if you are in short of time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a good entertainment. We were promised crocodiles and got to see hundreds of them plus some other reptiles. Its a good attraction for kids and family trips.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit place to see variety of Crocodile varieties from the globe. It has traditional Indian Magar mach, Gariyal (variety of those), American and African Crocs etc. It's a delight to visit all the Crocs and looking at them as they are in relax mode most of the time. You will see from 4 ft to 12... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool to see so many varieties of crocodiles (and a few other reptiles) in one place. Easy outing from Mahabalipuram. We spent about 1.5 hours here and found it really interesting. The property is well shaded and there are lots of birds to watch for. The park is compact, so the walking is limited. But, sandy areas could cause... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the fortune of visiting this place thanks to a friend who is interning here. This is THE largest gathering of captivr crocodiles and it is great to see the fabulous effort every single person is putting in to take care of these reptiles. An absolute must visit to understand and learn a lot about these magnificent creatures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great place to learn and see lots of very hungry crocs . A great setting and plenty different varieties of croc alligators andother types of reptiles Loved it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crocodile's Bank is a kind of zoo, specialized in crocodiles, even if you can find also few snakes and turtles. The beasts are well exposed, and the kids really enjoy watching the hundreds of jaws crawling around. Don't miss the feeding (twice a day), it's truly impressive. It's a 2 hours visit, perfect for children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been with friends few times. Accessibility from Chennai via state transportation is major relief if you don't have personal vehicle. Take bus towards Mahabalipuram/Mammalapuram. The best attraction is The Spectacled Cobra show and venom extraction. The best place to volunteer and learn.

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