Trip Planner: Asia / India / Tamil Nadu / Kanchipuram District / Mahabalipuram / The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
Learn about reptiles that inhabit this tropical region at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, which features grounds covered by coastal dune forests that provide a haven for native wildlife. See the first crocodile breeding center in Asia, which continues to protect many endangered species (mugger crocodile, saltwater crocodile, and the gharial in particular) from extinction. Look for turtles, snakes, and lizards, part of a population of over 2,400 animals sheltered here. Visit the family-friendly outdoor laboratory to observe reptiles up close and learn about their behavior, social interactions, and breeding biology. Plan to visit The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mahabalipuram attractions using our Mahabalipuram online attractions planner .
The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology Reviews
This is a small zoo and crocodile bank, near Chennai, India. It's home to over 2500 crocodiles several that are on the highly endangered species list. The have 14 species. They had the fun place to ta... more »
I have lived in Chennai for 3 years but was not interested to visit the Crocodile bank until recently. My son, who is now 4.5 yrs loves animals and we thought this would be a good place for him to see... more »
Wonderful visit to the crocodile bank after 25 years..a lot has changed. Creepy at first but then one gets comfortable viewing so many crocodiles together. Its well maintained, has toilets which may be necessary after the long travel. Met some volunteers who spend time at the bank explaining on weekends. Felt good that you have such students around.
Super place located in out of the city to spend time as well as know something about crocodiles and some reptiles. As it is in outskirts so, one Can get some relaxation when traveling in road which will not have any traffic or conjustion. But it is small place one can see maximum for one to one and an half hour. Better plan here along with some other place so more time can be spent. ENTRY FEE:Rs.60 for an adult and bike parking separate (10rs). For cameras separate charge. Rest room amenities available inside.
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