The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Mahabalipuram

#1 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Tamil Nadu
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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. Use our Mahabalipuram journey planning app to visit The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology on your trip to Mahabalipuram, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Worth visiting!. Wish I could load more pictures. You can see different kind of crocodiles also snakes, tortoise and turtle  more »
  • Initially it was quiet place where you don’t see much people compare to crocodile but now the things has been changed a lot during the Covid the ticket fare has raised three times the previous fare...  more »
  • A really good place. Night safari is a must try here. I had been to the one and it was great. This is one of a kind experience. The place has literally no lights at night and they provide you with torches to guide your path. Crocodiles eyes shine like Pearls in this torch light. The guide on the safari are also very knowledgeable , overall a really good experience.
  • One of the most famous and world renowned crocodile bank. You can see several varieties of crocodiles and anyone who visits this place will realize how many different species are there and these gigantic reptiles' behaviour. It would be a good place to visit for children and adults alike. Maintenance of the place was good when we visited and you have several roadside vendors who will be selling Mangoes and Pineapples for snacks. Roadside vehicle parking is available.

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