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The Nandankanan Zoo National Park

Locations

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Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Main Wildlife Found

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Zebra, White Tiger , Rhino

Coverage Area

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362 Hectares

Nearest Access

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Bhubaneswar

About Nandankanan Zoo National Park  

Established on December 27, 1960, the Nandankanan zoo is one of the prime attractions in Orissa. The park includes 362 hectares of forest area including 66 hectares of Kanjia Lake. The main aim of the zoological officials and the state government is to ensure a safe haven for the endangered wildlife. The zoological park also enjoys the status of being the first ever breeding ground of the endangered species.

Wildlife Attraction in the Park

Fauna : White Tigers are the prime attraction of the zoo. They have also earned the zoo an International recognition. Apart from the White Tigers, there are also other animals in this zoo like Rhino, Manipuri deer, Barasingha, Wild ass, Tiger, Himalayan black bear, Nilgai, Lion tailed macaque, Nilgir langur, Chimpanzee, Orangutan, Hippo, Zebra, Sambar, Mouse deer, Blackbuck and Chousingha. There are also 21 species of reptiles found in this zoo.

Birds : Around 59 species of birds including Peafowl and White-necked stork await to enthrall tourists with their varied colours and shapes.

Other Attractions


Safaris : Lion, tiger and deer safaris can be enjoyed in the park. In this tourists are taken around the park to see these majestic animals.
Boating : Boating on the waters of Kanjia Lake is a tremendous experience in the Nandankanan zoo by which tourists can feel elated.
Toy Train : A trip around the park on the lovely toy train is loved by adults and children alike.
Elephant Ride : Elephant ride is also available to take tourists around the park.
Children’s Park : This is a place where children can freely run around and enjoy themselves completely.
Aquarium : This aquarium exhibits around 36 species of colourful and attractive fishes.
Ropeway : Ropeway rides are a perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the park from a high altitude.
In and Around the Park : Bhubaneswar city is the prime attractions for tourist visiting the park.
 
Getting There:

International Airport – Kolkata International Airport
Domestic Airport – Bhubaneswar Airport
Railways : Bhubaneswar is the nearest railway station from the zoo.
Roads : Bhubaneswar is well connected to other parts of the state.

 

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