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.
The last stoppage was Nandankanan. Though only half an hour was there for the schedule closing of the park, somehow it was managed to cover most of it. The white tiger and the reptile house are the luring ones. Others include crocodiles, turtles, deer, pangolins etc.
In the limited time we had in Bhubaneshwar we made a visit to the Nandankanan zoo. Till date, it remains to be the best one I have seen.It is one of the best in India in terms of caring for the animals, recording one of the lowest death rates in IndiaIt is also one of the most visited recording 2 million visitors every year.Everything crawling might bring chills to people's hearts but they fascinate me. So, my judgement of a good zoo also rests on how the reptile house is. If I chose one word to describe it, mesmerising is the word I would use.