Best time to visit9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open hoursApril- September- 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, October- March- 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday closed
Things to dowildlife safaris, photography
BudgetIndians- 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
Best MonthsAll year
Rank1 out of 69 attractions in Bhubaneswar
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.
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Reviews of Nandankanan Zoological Park • 7
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.
1. Nandan Kanan Zoo.
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.
We were off to Nandankanan zoo that afternoon visiting the white tigers. It was a long day. And that night, we reached Barkul.
Large variety of animals on display. Well maintained. Situated inside the Chandaka forest, and adjacent to a wildlife sanctuary, this place provides the animals as natural as habitat that is possible.