Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Arignar Anna Zoological Park
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Ashish MacAden
    Inverness, United Kingdom35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A zoological park rather than a zoo
    Happy animals with lots of space. Reptiles and birds less so. But they are committed to animal care and protection. The 13 seater electric cart was a convenient for an overview (Rs 1300 for an hour if you are booking the whole cart) and then followed up by E-bikes if you only have a few hours to spare. The bathrooms are old government style basic and not clean and no water. Basic food availability.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2023
  • ABDESH
    Kanchipuram, India527 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arignar Anna Zoological Park/ First and Largest Zoological Park in India/Pride of Tamilnadu and India!
    It is located in Vandaloor, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.It was Established in 1855. It is the First Public Zoo and Largest Zoo in India.It can be reached by Bus from anywhere in chennai, Suburban Train(Chengalpattu - Chennai Beach Route).The park houses around 1,500 wild species, including 46 endangered species, in its 160 enclosures.walkway is clear clean and well maintained.Zoo workers wholeheartedly take care of all the creatures.Zoo has to increase Green cover (trees,other plants) and protection from pollution for the future. It has Prehistoric Animal Park, zoo school,children's park, library,Enclosures for animals and birds,Safari Park (Wildlife Journey),Aviaries,Herpetarium,insectarium ,Butterfly House,Aquarium,Museum, Virtual zoo.The zoo is fenced on all sides by means of the perimeter wall. Visitors can use Aavin, TANTEA Stalls for snacks,tea,coffee,icecreams,other foods. Visitors can walk or use Battery Electric vehicle,Bicycles (Physical & Electric). It has Ticket Counters, Displays,Solar Lights, Water Sprinklers, CCTV, Water Facility by TWAD Tamilnadu,(Atmospheric Water Generators)Water from Air by IIT,Madras, Rainwater Harvesting,Open wells, Lake. Over all It is a Pride of Tamilnadu and India.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Krishnaveni
    Chennai (Madras), India10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best zoos
    A vast zoo with most animals kept in enclosures rather than cages. Well maintained and the animals look cared for. Good facilities for visitors like RO water in many places, food joints and benches under roof where u can eat. As it is quite shady with lots of trees, we can walk. It's quite big and there is option of battery operated vehicle or cycle as well. They have the colourful birds like Macau, paraqueet. Seperate section for reptiles and snakes Visit with a big group
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 January 2024
  • Prthvi grwal
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
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    Best park in tha world please visit and go osm nature and animal etc..❤️❤️❤️ Good place to go with family to spend one day with nice environment. Hotel and canteens available Two & Four wheeler parking available. If we need we can take cycles, e-cycles, battery cars, van to go inside zoo at extra fare Its a plastic free zone.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 January 2024
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Prthvi grwal
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Best park in tha world please visit and go osm nature and animal etc..❤️❤️❤️ Good place to go with family to spend one day with nice environment.

Hotel and canteens available

Two & Four wheeler parking available.

If we need we can take cycles, e-cycles, battery cars, van to go inside zoo at extra fare

Its a plastic free zone.
Written 20 January 2024
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Krishnaveni
Chennai (Madras), India10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
A vast zoo with most animals kept in enclosures rather than cages. Well maintained and the animals look cared for. Good facilities for visitors like RO water in many places, food joints and benches under roof where u can eat. As it is quite shady with lots of trees, we can walk. It's quite big and there is option of battery operated vehicle or cycle as well. They have the colourful birds like Macau, paraqueet. Seperate section for reptiles and snakes
Visit with a big group
Written 18 January 2024
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Ravindranath_Ganta
Hyderabad, India56 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
A very big place and there is a lot of scope to improve it. Maintenance is very poor. Dirty water for animals and not being cleaned and recycled. Cycles condition is pathetic for the rent they charge, battery cycles are in limited in nymber. Horrible food point with no good options.
Written 1 October 2023
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ABDESH
Kanchipuram, India527 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
It is located in Vandaloor, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.It was Established in 1855. It is the First Public Zoo and Largest Zoo in India.It can be reached by Bus from anywhere in chennai, Suburban Train(Chengalpattu - Chennai Beach Route).The park houses around 1,500 wild species, including 46 endangered species, in its 160 enclosures.walkway is clear clean and well maintained.Zoo workers wholeheartedly take care of all the creatures.Zoo has to increase Green cover (trees,other plants) and protection from pollution for the future.

It has Prehistoric Animal Park, zoo school,children's park, library,Enclosures for animals and birds,Safari Park (Wildlife Journey),Aviaries,Herpetarium,insectarium ,Butterfly House,Aquarium,Museum, Virtual zoo.The zoo is fenced on all sides by means of the perimeter wall.

Visitors can use Aavin, TANTEA Stalls for snacks,tea,coffee,icecreams,other foods. Visitors can walk or use Battery Electric vehicle,Bicycles (Physical & Electric). It has Ticket Counters, Displays,Solar Lights, Water Sprinklers, CCTV, Water Facility by TWAD Tamilnadu,(Atmospheric Water Generators)Water from Air by IIT,Madras, Rainwater Harvesting,Open wells, Lake. Over all It is a Pride of Tamilnadu and India.
Written 17 August 2023
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Ashish MacAden
Inverness, UK35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Happy animals with lots of space. Reptiles and birds less so. But they are committed to animal care and protection. The 13 seater electric cart was a convenient for an overview (Rs 1300 for an hour if you are booking the whole cart) and then followed up by E-bikes if you only have a few hours to spare. The bathrooms are old government style basic and not clean and no water. Basic food availability.
Written 26 June 2023
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KshitijS
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Not really a place to visit if you are coming from a city which already has a Zoo (big or small). The place was developed in 1985 and it surely feels so, its in need for an upgrade/re-thought for sure.

Athough I am not a fan of the ‘Zoo concept’ (forest is the way to go), but still the design of some of the enclosures is not visitor friendly, for ex the Tiger & Lions are kept beyond a steep inclined road, behind deep trenches followed by highly fenced small cages. The viewer’s standing area is very small, gets crowded by only few visitors, plus the animal has very small area to roam despite of the Zoo itself being huge in area.

Plus remember the weather/Sun in Chennai is hotter than most places add to that the very long area to traverse.

Based on overall experience cannot recommended for people who have a Zoo at their town or who have seen a previous Zoo.
Written 19 February 2023
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Bala Sundari
Bengaluru, India1,297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is one of the best zoo's I visited till now.This zoo is at vandalur and we need to pay 90rs as entrance per head and 25 rs for mobile camera.This zoo is spread over large area and we can find lot of animals and birds.There separate areas for each category and there proper sign boards everywhere.There are lot of food shops available inside the zoo.We can find rare anaimals like red handed tamarin,squirrel monkey,various kinds of Macaw parrots.
Written 31 August 2022
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megu
Chennai (Madras), India5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
One is the best Zoo in India.

There are many things to say about this Zoo.

1. This Zoo has a huge range of animals in it.
2. The area is very huge, needs atleast an entire day to view all the animals, it's best to take a cycle, Elders and children can use the battery car service, others can walk if they want/can.
3. 90rs. per adult, 50rs per child and mandatory to buy tickets for mobile 25rs per mobile.
4. Outside food strictly are allowed only in stainless boxes and reusable plastics, but not in use and throw containers.
5. The Zoo has a restaurant inside.
6. There is also a milk and an icecream parlour inside.
7. Car parking available
Written 31 October 2021
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Jayesh Chandra ... P
Nashik District, India246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Take all the tickets outside. The entry fee, the camera fee, the lion safari fee, the battery vehicle fee etc. The cycle fee is inside if you want to ride a cycle. and the food inside is so so. The kids will complain. But the Lion Safari and Deer Safari can be done first in the morning. Then go around the Zoo. The white tiger is beautiful. So is the Rhino and Hippo. If you can't cycle, take the battery vehicle, but you will miss many enclosures. The day we visited a lot of cleaning was going on, so it was neat.
Written 23 March 2020
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Vinodhan Vidhyasagar
Virudhunagar, India133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We had visited on Saturday and arrived at 10:30 AM against opening time of 9:00 AM. It took about 20 minutes to get the entry tickets. Heck, the ticket counter did not provide any information on the Ticket Options. Note, You would have to pay Rs.25 for cell phone if you wish to take photos with them.

We took Zoo Round or whatever name they want to call it for Rs.100. They would take you around the zoo in a Golf Cart. They would stop at few places and let you down. Its best suited for elders. If you are with a kid, choose cycles which can be hired inside the zoo. They also have the Lion & Deer 'Safari' which was a just a waste of time depending on your luck!

We first went by Golf Cart and saw the routes and familiarised with the location as the place was extensive. We then went to hire the cycle and went around the park as well. If you want to hire the cycles, please do so by 11:00 else expect huge waiting time as they have limited cycles only. Charges for Cycle was Rs. 30 per hour. Child ( less than 3 years ) they provide with a child seat fixed on front. They also have electric scooter charged at Rs. 90 per hour. They DEMAND a Security Deposit of Rs. 500 for two cycles which was given back! Over all, its better to take Electric Scooter, if unavailable take the Cycle.

The food joints was pathetic. Bad enough, You cannot bring your own food as well. However, somehow few other smuggled them which made me wonder how could they do it? Anyway, the food was pathetic. They have drinking water around the park though I would refrain from drinking from them. Water bottles were available. If you are with a kid, better have some snacks and bring it in a box and not in the plastic cover. Inform at entrance as they would allow. Else, you have to deposit it with them.

Oh! The animals, well, its to your luck. You can see most of them. However, if the park is crowded, expect animals to take shelter. I felt bad for the Elephant. It was chained and made to stand under scorching sun.

Overall, Way lower than Tiruvandram Zoo or Mangalore Zoo. If you havent been to any of those, you would enjoy.
Written 1 March 2020
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