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About Nandankanan Zoological Park

If you’re planning to take your kids to an adventurous vacation, then the jungle safari at Nandankan Zoo is your best bet. Amidst the natural beauty and adorable flora and fauna, Nandankanan Zoo in Bhubaneshwar is known as the ‘Garden of Pleasure’ (as the very name) which defines the imaginative beauty of the celestial garden. Spread over a sprawling area of 4.4 sq km, it has cages as well as open moat enclosures. The zoo houses almost 126 species of animals including 40 spp. mammals, 56 spp. birds and 24 spp. reptiles. You can see white tigers, black panthers, Gharials, Patas monkeys , Open-billed Stork, Eastern Rosella , Indian Pangolin, White backed and Cinereous vultures, mouse deer, Hippoptamus, Orang-Utan, Indian Pangolin, Spotted Munia, Burmese Python, Green-winged Macaws, Nicobar Pigeon and the list is endless. There is also a botanical garden and part of it has been declared a sanctuary. The zoo also offers an array of amusements like boating, a nocturnal animal house, white tiger and lion safaris, Reptile Park, cable car. Visitors to the park take along innumerable memories with themselves.

Historical Context: Nandankanan Zoological Park is a 400-hectare zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 2009.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washroom
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Closed On Mondays
  • Allowed Camera, Video, Footwear

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