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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April- September- 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, October- March- 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday closed
wildlife safaris, photography
Indians- INR 20, foreigners- INR 100, Chilkdren (3-12 years)- INR 5, Still Camera- INR 5, Digital Camera- INR 10, Handycam- INR 100, Lion safari- INR 10 per person, white tiger safari- INR 15 per person, Bear safari- INR 10 per person, Herbivore Safari- INR 10 per person, Toy train safari- INR 10 per person, 2 seater paddle boat- INR 25, 4 seater paddle boat- INR 40 and family boat- INR 100
All year
1 out of 69 attractions in Bhubaneswar

Nandankanan Zoological Park

The name of this park means the garden of the heavens. This has been declared as a sanctuary and is spread over the Chandaka Forest. The Kanjia Lake is also a part of this park. This park and sanctuary is mainly known for the variety of tigers here, especially the Royal Bengal Tiger and the white tigers. wildlife safaris are the main attractions here and guides and proper security facilities are also available to take care of all the tourists.
Nandankanan Zoological Park and Botanical Garden in Bhubaneswar is a must-visit place for wildlife lovers. Nandankanan means the ‘Garden of Pleasure’. It serves as the first captive Gharials breeding centre of India. This park boast of having a wide variety of fauna ranging from white tiger, spotted deer, Lion, Chimpanzee, Orang Utan, Crocodile and many more which you can witness in their natural habitat while seating on the safari bus.
Our exploration at Bhubaneswar starts with visiting one of the oldest zoos in the country. Nandankanan zoo is a typical Indian zoo with few animals especially white tigers. Tiger safari, deer safari and bear safari's are worth mentioning. Our kids throughly enjoyed it. It took around 3 hours to complete the zoo visit.
Krishna Raghav
4. Nandankanan Zoological Park - It takes 40 minutes to travel from Khandagiri to Nandankanan Zoo. Nandankanan Zoo is a very popular destination in Bhubaneswar. The zoo is vast and well maintained. The entry tickets can be booked online as well. The jungle safaris offered are White Tiger safari, Lion Safari, Bear Safari and Herbivore Safari. The ticket for these four safaris cost Rs. 60 per person. There is also a botanical garden and a lake in its vicinity. Since the zoo is vast, battery operated vehicles are available to take you around for a fee. Their tickets are available at the entry gate and also inside the zoo. The place is a very good option for kids. Fun as well as educative.If you don't have kids of your own, you can make faces at other people's children. No, I don't do that. It's just a suggestion. It's fun.These were the four places that we visited in Bhubaneswar. There were other places as well such as Rajarani Temple, Odisha State Mueseum, but given the time constraint, we visited only these four.That's it folks.Our taxi took 45 mins. to drop us at the airport from Nandankanan. Another two and a half hours of travel and we were back in Delhi. Ahhh.. Delhi.. the land of fresh oxygen.Until next time.....Frequent Searches Leading To This Page:-Fantastic & Exotic 4 Nights 5 Days Orissa, 3 nights 4 days Orissa Tour Package, puri itinerary, 4 Days Itinerary for Bhubaneswar, Puri Trip Planner
There was a beautiful name that made rounds during my search for the places of attraction in Odisha. It was 'Nandan Kanan' which translates literally to 'The garden of heaven'. Nandankanan is a zoological park, and no offence meant, I found the name quite deceptive . It had animals 'caged' in a forest, though we tell otherwise. Nary a thought, anyone can skip Nandankanan.
Shaunak Bhattacharjee
NandanKanan ZooUdaygiri and Khandagiri CavesMuseumDhauli Shanti StupaLingaraja TempleMukteshwara TempleKedar Gouri TempleRajarani TempleI had hired another shared cab from the same place. The journey started at 9 am; NandanKanan being our first stop. The Zoological Garden is spread across 1,200 acres of land and boasts of animals such as tigers, lions, elephants, zebras, bear, gaurs, crocodiles etc. From there we went to the Udaygiri Caves.