Thursday, April 9, 2020

Nandankanan | Best zoological park in odisha | 2nd biggest zoo in india

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Hi readers ! Welcome to In this article we will share our experience during Nandankanan zoo visit . We will discuss about how to reach Nandankanan zoo from Bhubaneswar ? What is the best time to visit ? How to plan your vacation ? The Restaurant nearby this place and what we experienced ? 

About Nandankanan Zoo

Nandankanan Zoological Park is a 437 hectare zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar, Odisha which is established in 1960.It was opened for Public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquarium in 2009.The Nandankanan Zoological Park is also known as Nandankanan National Park where  interesting facility like boating, safaris(white tigers, lions ,bears, herbivores),reptile park, zoo museum ,orchid house, Nocturnal Animal House, Aquarium at the zoological park which is best destination for wildlife lovers .There are lots of wild animal found here like Deer,Leopard,White Tiger,Bengal Tiger,Lion,Elephant,Zebra,Giraffe,Hyena,All reptiles & birds etc.
Nandankanan Zoological Park which is situated in the Chandaka forests, bears the  green zoological park is also a home to various flourishing varieties of flora. The splendid environs of Chandaka forests and rippling waters of Kanjia Lake forms flora here. The area is densely greened with trees like Bija, Sal, Asana and Anala.

Unique feature of Nandankanan Zoological Park

  • Famous zoo for white tigers.
  • First captive breeding center for Gharials.
  • Largest pool for housing Hippopotamus.
  • It is the first zoo in India after which an express train named (Nandankanan Express) has been running by the Indian Railways.
  • The Postal Department released special cover on Nandankanan. 

Nandankanan Zoological Park Timing

Zoological Park

April to September : Morning 07:30 AM to 05:30 PM Evening
October to March : Morning 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM Evening
Zoological Park remain closed on every Monday.
Botanical Garden
April to September : Morning 07:30 AM to 05:30 PM Evening
October to March : Morning 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM Evening
Botanical Park remain closed on every Monday.

Facility available for Visitor

  • Parking Areas
  • Drinking Water Kiosks
  • Toilet Complexes
  • Visitor Cottages
  • Restaurants
  • Wheel Chairs
  • First Aid Facilities
  • Battery Operated Vehicles
  • Guide Maps
  • Library

Ticket Price

Entry to Zoo

  • Adult : Rs 50 per person
  • Child(below 12 years) : Rs 10 per person
  • Foreign Nationals : Rs 200 per person


  • Handy cam : Rs 100
  • High-end video camera : Rs 500
  • Movie camera : Rs 5000


  • 4 safaris for 45 min :Rs 60 per person

Battery Operated Vehicles

  • Full zoo to roam : Rs 80 per person


  • Paddle boat (2 seated) : Rs 50 for 30 minutes
  • Paddle boat (4 seated) : Rs 100 for 30 minutes
  • Family boat : Rs 150 for 30 minutes

* All price are in Indian Rupees.* Price may be vary, for latest Price details visit Nandankanan Zoological Park Official Website.

How to Reach

It is 10 km from Bhubaneswar city and 12 km from Cuttack city.

By Road:

There are frequent private buses and Govt. city bus services that are also available from any place of Bhubaneswar to this park. You can also hire auto rickshaw, private car to reach this park.

By Rail:

Nearest railway station is Barang junction for local trains only. For all other express train you can prefer Bhubaneswar main and Bhubaneswar New station.

By Air :

Nearest airport is Biju Pattnaik Airport Bhubaneswar.

Nearest Attraction

  • Nandankanan Botanical Garden(1.9 KM)
  • Sikharchandi temple(7.6 KM)
  • Banikhetra jagannath temple(7.7 KM)
  • Deras Jhumuka Dam(19.2 KM)
  • Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves(20 KM)
  • Lingaraj temple(20 KM)
  • Dhauli (36 KM)
  • Barunei temple (37 KM)

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