Nandankanan Zoological Park, Odisha

Nandankanan Zoological Park is literally a vast spread of land containing a wildlife reserve as well as a botanical garden with many rare flowering plants as well as ancient trees. Spread over thousand acres of land this huge zoo is located in the capital city Bhubaneswar of the Indian coastal state of Odisha and was established in the year 1960, although it was not before 1979 that it opened its doors for common public.

The word Nandankanan literally translates to The Garden of Heaven in English and the venue literally exploits the environment and natural surroundings of the Chandaka Forest beautifully to this effect, almost as if deliberately by purpose. It is the first Indian zoo to be selected to join the prestigious world association of Zoos and Aquariums in 2009.

Nandankanan Zoological Park is home to many rare species of both plants as well as animals and house a massive diversity of life forms in their natural habitat giving birth to an alternate ecosystem for harmonious existence of wildlife with humanity. Among its various exhibits are the famed white tiger, Asiatic lion, Indian mouse deer, Indian pangolin and the Nilgiri Langur. Nandankanan Zoo enjoys a prestigious patronage in the internationally fraternity for its successful attempts at breeding black panthers, white tigers and gharyals while in captivity.

It is truly a wonderful zoological park where one can enjoy quality and exciting times with their friends and families and get treated to a lot of interesting stuffs. The long history of the zoo adds to its significance as well.

Timings

Nandankanan Zoological Park open at 07:30 AM to 05:30 PM in Summer Season and 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM in Winter Season (Monday Closed)

Entry Fees

50 INR per Indian Nationals; 100 INR per Foreign Nationals and 10 INR per Child

Photography

no fee require

Videography

500 INR per Video Camera

Vehicle Parking Charges

30 INR for 4-wheelers; 15 INR for 3-wheelers and 10 INR for 2-wheelers

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