11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Tuesday closed
wildlife tours, photography
adults- INR 30, Children (2-10 years)- INR 10, Handycam- NR 150, still camera- INR 25
All year
24 out of 310 attractions in Chennai (Madras)

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

The first zoo in India was created in the year 1855 in the city of chennai which was then known as Madras. This was later shifted to become a part of the Vandalur Wildlife Reserve. This is a park which conserves animals in a way that they feel safe and feel at home. They are not trapped or used for any kind of entertainment purpose at all. They are just free to roam around anywhere and the tourists are taken out on jeep safarais by expert guides around the reserve. The Arignar Anna Zoological Park is just a small part of the whole wildlife reserve and the chimpanzees here are fun to watch when they do funny activities.
Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai OverviewOne of the most popular picnic spots in Vandalur, the Arignar Zoological Park is an amazing place to discover the flora and fauna of the region.  A favourite weekend spot with both children and adults alike, the Arignar Zoo is situated at a distance of 32 kilometres from Chennai city.It is the largest zoo of its kind in South East Asia and is sprawled over an area of 1260 acres. In addition to having an extensive collection of endemic and exotic animals, visitors can experience the wild first hand with a trip to safari parks where lions and deer can be easily spotted.Housing as many as 138 different species of organisms, this destination is every nature lover's paradise. Arinagar Anna Zoological Park is home to a variety of animals such as Himalayan brown bear, lion, tiger, elephant and Indian civit cat.The zoo also has a reptile house which houses various species of reptiles including the king cobra, python, viper any much more. In addition to this, they have a small built-in Jurassic park which just adds on to the excitement. Elephant joy rides, children's park and an education centre are amongst the other special features of the park.###How To Reach Arignar Anna Zoological Park Since the zoological park is situated 32 km away from Chennai city, you can take a bus/cab up to the park.Vandalur is the nearest railway station which is situated 1 km away from the zoological park. You can easily take a cab further and reach the park.###Tips For Visiting Arignar Anna Zoological Park 1. It is advisable to not feed the animals in there or hurt them in any manner possible. This might lead to serious repercussions.2. Smoking or bringing alcohol inside the park is not allowed.###Safari at Arignar Anna Zoological Park###The Arignar Anna Zoological Park also offers lion safari, gaur safari, elephant safari and deer safari, where you can take a closer look at these animals. You will be taken through the natural habitat of the particular animal who's safari you choose, and you can learn a lot about the ways of the jungle. The most popular here is the lion safari, which gives you a chance to spot this majestic animal in all its might. The details of the same are as follows:-Lion Safari ChargesAdults: INR 50Children: INR 30Camera Fee: INR 35Camera Phone Fee: INR  25Camcorder Fee (Video Camera Fee): INR  150