Madras Crocodile Bank

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  • Address: Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology 4, Mamallapuram-603 104, Tamil Nadu, S. India, Chennai
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +9144-27472447
  • Ticket Price: 40 INR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids

Madras Crocodile Bank - Review

Craving for a creepy adventure in Chennai? The Madras Crocodile Bank is all about that! With creepy, crawly creatures all around this popular Chennai attraction is a major draw for everyone. One of the best things to do in Chennai with kids, the park receives a lot of footfall from school picnics and educational tours. Essentially, a reptile zoo and herpetology research station this place in the outskirts of the city. The attraction garnered quite a lot of attention in its initial day of instigation for being the first crocodile breeding centre in Asia. It has preserved and maintained a natural habitat for its inmates. This habitat also serves as an abode to several exquisite bird species and olive ridley sea turtles on a beach inside. You will find most of the endangered crocodile species that of Indian native. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Chennai itinerary 1 day.

Madras Crocodile Bank Information

  • Catch the feeding sessions that happen every Sunday!
  • Find out more about the summer camps and treks they hold.
  • Don’t miss the aquarium.
  • The small snake park inside this place is good too for a new learning experience.
  • Also check out the snake venom extraction area.
  • You will need quite some time to spend here so come when you have the time.
  • Be sure to stroll through each of the rooms the Swami lived in for a clear idea of the principles he lived by throughout his life.

Madras Crocodile Bank Ticket Prices

  • The above-mentioned price is for adults.
  • Children (below 10 years): INR 20 per person
  • Night Safari tickets- Adults: INR 200; Children (below 10 years): INR 100

Madras Crocodile Bank Hours

  • Night safari: Tuesday to Saturday (By advance booking only) 7:00pm - 8:30pm

How To reach Madras Crocodile Bank by Public Transport

  • Trains to Egmore and Chennai Central, which are very close.
  • Be sure to ask local travelers or the bus conductor for more specific details.
  • Vada Nemmeli Bus Station

Restaurants Near Madras Crocodile Bank

  • Royal Restaurant
  • The Dhaba
  • Mouthful’s Flame Grill

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TripHobo Highlights for Madras Crocodile Bank

  • Madras Crocodile Bank Address: Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology 4, Mamallapuram-603 104, Tamil Nadu, S. India, Chennai
  • Madras Crocodile Bank Contact Number: +9144-27472447
  • Madras Crocodile Bank Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Madras Crocodile Bank Price: 40 INR
  • Best time to visit Madras Crocodile Bank(preferred time): 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Madras Crocodile Bank: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Madras Crocodile Bank

  • 42.94% of people who visit Chennai include Madras Crocodile Bank in their plan

  • 50.58% of people start their Madras Crocodile Bank visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Madras Crocodile Bank

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

91.64% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Madras Crocodile Bank

People normally club together Besant Nagar Beach and I I T Madras while planning their visit to Madras Crocodile Bank.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Madras Crocodile Bank, Chennai Reviews

  • Lots and lots and lots of crocodiles. Different species. Good to go on a non sunny day. There are a couple of snakes and turtles as well. The big alligator in aquarium is a wonder. Real fun. There is a show for venom extraction from snakes. Not my cup of tea. There is an overpriced curio shop at the exit. But then it has some cute t-shirts and other gift items. They have plants on sale as well. Ticket price is 60/- for adults and less for children. Don't really remember. There is a Youtube video showing what's it like inside. I suggest see it and if you like it then definitely go visit it.

  • You will find many marsh crocodiles here. The count of other crocodile species is just one or two. But it's an amazing experience. They even have a snake venom extraction show. Apart from crocodiles, they have few reptiles as well like snakes, iguana,... Even tortoise and turtle of different kinds

  • An amazing and recommended place for all animal and reptile lovers. Children should be taken and will find it highly informative and fun. Just outside Chennai on the East Coast Road. Different types of snakes, rescued from the surrounding villages and large number of crocodiles are present in the farm. A must visit for young and old alike. It is recommended that small donations be made as per individual parameters as the premises is supported by ticket sales and donations only and is doing a great job.

  • This is a small but well maintained Crocodile Park. They have around 200+ crocodiles in this enclosure, with one giant crocodile that the enclosure staff have lovingly named 'Jaws', which is about 8-9 feet long! They have representatives from the Madras Heptopology Conservation Centre who are experts and gives you a brief about the crocodiles, their behaviours and some really cool facts. They also have a snake park, with a venom extraction program which is available for the public to see and experience snakes realtime. Great place to go with kids and family. Doesn't get too tiring since the enclosure is not too huge. The only drawback is the parking availability which is literally non-existent. You would have to park technically on the highway which is not exactly safe and they even charge you Rs. 20 for that. But otherwise a really nice and educational trip. A definite must visit!

  • Nice place to spend your leisure time if you are a wildlife enthusiast. You get to see a wide variety of crocodile ranging from Indian variety to American Alligator. The most interesting thing is the Large old tortoise. You if are passionate about snakes then you will have a perfect feast over there, where you could see the process of extraction of snake venom. All this could be enjoyed at affordable price.

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