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About Madras Crocodile Bank Trust

If creepy crawly crocodiles give you an adrenalin rush - see them in humongous numbers in Chennai, something you would rarely witness otherwise. The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust & Centre for Herpetology (MCBT) is the biggest crocodile sanctuary in India. Spread over 8.5 acres, the centre boasts of one of the largest number of crocodile and alligator collections, the world over. The place also has a Crocodile Conservation Center which was the first crocodile breeding centre in Asia, and is the largest breeding center of crocodiles in India. The centre was established with the prime objective of saving the three Indian endangered species of crocodile—saltwater crocodile, mugger (or marsh) crocodile, and the gharial. The Crocbank is also home to numerous varieties of freshwater turtles and tortoises, including some extremely endangered ones. The centre is chiefly covered with coastal dune forests which serves as a breeding ground for various species including water birds and the famous olive ridley sea turtles,an endangered species. If you are visiting on a weekend you can take the night safari and on a Sunday day visit you can catch one of the crocodile feeding sessions that are held at 12.30 noon, 1 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm. The Madras Crocodile Park is situated 40 kilometres south of Chennai, near Thiruvidandhai, on the East Coast Road at Vadanemmeli, and on way to Mahabalipuram.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Entry Fee Adults : INR 35 Child(below 10 years of age) : INR 10 Night Safari Adults : INR 200 Children (below 15 years of age) : INR 100
  • Allowed Camera, Video, Footwear

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