It boas;s of a beautiful
botanical garden too. Other items of tourists attractions,
nocturnal animal house, reptile toy train ride,
rope-way ride across a natural lake and facilitiesitor
boating in the lake. As it is located in just 15
km. away from Bhubaneswar, it remains crowded throughout
The Reptile park's cave like entrance is guarded
by a lifesize tyrannosaurus inside numerous species
of crocodiles, lizards,turtles and snakes share
the park with natural ease.
67 kinds of mammals
18 varieties of reptiles
81 species of birds coexist in the deeply forest
The zoo enjoys an excellent reputaion ,internationally,for
successfully breeding black panthers , gharial crocodiles
and white tigers in capitivity.
For the first time ever , a captive breeding centre
was created for Gharial crocodilies . This important
task was also facilitate by the gift of an adult
male from the FRANKFURT ZOO.
One of the rarest creature in the World , the regal
white tiger ,received the new lease of life with
the important reaserch and concereted efforts initiated
to try and breed then in the natural invirons of
Nandankanan . 1980 on a day full exitement and jubilation,
the first litter of White tigers were born to Deepak
and Ganga , to twany tiger . Subsiquent litters
of white tigers have been distributad to zoos both
at home and abroad.Currently, Nandankanan is home
to over 34 white tigers.
The White Tiger Safari , established in 1991,offers
visitors the heady exitement of viewing the rare
white tigers from specially designed protected bushes.
The lion safari offers an adventurous zing to the
trip to Nandankanan.
The lion safari first of its kind in the world spalws
over forested land of 20 hectares with a 3km. motorable
road.That's make a visit to the park more interesting.
The 620 metres long aerial rope -way transports
the visitors across the lake to see botanical garden
having many rare and endangered species of flora
from different parts of the world.A first of its
kind in any indian zoo. Disabled and elderly person
who cannot move through the large park on foot ,find
it very interesting to use this pollution and noise
free transport system which goes round the park.
The white tiger safari spreads over an area of 12
hectares with motorable roads inside .The visitors
move inside the park in protected vehicles of authority.It
takes you straight into the prides of lions and
right in front of the majestic tigers.
Nandankanan's beatifully versatile environs offer
the tourists a great opertunity to be advanturous
or laid back......If you donot feel like tearing
aroud sighting animals and watching the birds,you
can settle down to a leisurly picnic and mid-afternoon
nap under the trees .If you feel a little more energetic
you can meander along one of their nature trail.
Boating in Kanjia lake on paddle or row boats in
the clear blue waters is an exhilarating experience.
Unique is the 50 hectars of beautiful water lake
spread area named " kangia " which attracts large
numbers of resident and migratory birds like whistling
teal, cotton teal, darter, purple moorhen, herons,
jacana etc. Boating in lake in the clear blue waters
is an exhilarating experience.
How To Reach:
Air : The nearest airport is situated at Bhubaneswar,
20 kms away.
Rail : Bhubaneswar is the nearest railhead.
Road : Bhubaneswar is 25-kms from the zoo, on the
way to Cuttack