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Madras Crocodile Bank

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Address: East Coast Road | Vadanemmelli Village, 10km after Muttukadu Boat House, Chennai (Madras) 603104, India
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+91 44 2747 2447
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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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Private Day Tour of Mahabalipuram from Chennai
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Crikey mate, crocs everywhere!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to visit with kids. Can learn about different kind of crocs in and around india. Monday holiday and entrance fee is only 25/-

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Those who are wild animal lovers, here is the place. They can get to see various varieties, sizes of Crocodile, a creature which send shivers. Children will enjoy this for sure.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is very famous tourist spot. You can see crocodiles here near banks and you can also enjoy your time

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated bang on ECR road,this place has an enormous collection of crocodiles,gharials,snakes,etc.All the reptiles are kept in a very friendly environment & proper care is taken in their enclosure.Detail info abt their feeding habits,their nature is nicely displaced at the entrance. Snake venom is also removed there & one can see it just few feet away.Very limited parking place. Overall... More 

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