Nandankanan established in 1960. It was opened in 1979. Nandankanan is the first zoo in India to join World Association of zoo and Aquariums in 2009. Every year 2 million visitors visit the Nandankanan Zoological Park.
About 20kms from the capital city Bhubaneswar, the park is located in the Jujhagarh forest block of Khordha district. The park has been inside the forest zone and set the natural environment.
Lets discuss about Nandankanan Zoological park in details.
Today, Nandankanan Zoological park has more then 34 white tigers. Besides the park is also the home to 67 varieties of species of birds. Some of the popular birds that can be seen here are with Peacock, Blue & Yellow Macaw, open billed stork, green winged Macaw etc. The animals that are frequently seen in the park are Asiatic loin, Lion-tailed macaque, Indian crocodiles, nilgiri langur, Indian Pengolin, Himalayan black bear, Mouse deer, Rhesus Macaque, Black buck and more.
Nandankanan has created its unique place. Birth of white tiger from normal colored tigers has given a special place to Nandankanan over the world as one of the major host zoo for the white tigers. grails were born in 1980. List of more Animals –
- 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Closed on Monday
- Rs. 50/- per person
- Safari and Boating fees are separate
Banks and ATM
- Bhubaneswar has branches of major banks & ATM’s
- Bhubaneswar has hotels and lodges catering to all segments of tourists check out the list of Accredited hostels
Best Time to Visit
- October to March ( 08. 00hrs to 17.00hrs)
Nandankanan is 20 kms from Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar. Some of the options that are readily available to the traveler are Buses, Cabs and Auto rickshaws.
By Air – The nearest airport to Nandankanan the Biju Patnaik International Airport which is a distance of only 13 Kms. Auto rickshaws are another option that is available to the travel. Autos can be found outside the airport.
By Train – The nearest railway station is the bhubaneswar Railway junction on the East- Coast Railway station. which is a distance of only 18kms. Autos can be found outside the Railway Station.
By Road – There are many buses that are also available from Bhubaneswar to park. The Nandankanan is well connects major cities of Odisha.
The Key Attractions of the Park
- Zoo with about 1500 animals.
- Botanical Garden and Butterfly Garden
- Safari rides
- Boating on the Kanjia Lake
- Toy Train
- Local forest tree
If you are planning from Odisha, must visit Nandankanan Zoological Park. This place will be peace of mind and imprinted in your heart forever. I hope you all are getting more excited by reading this article, If you want to give any feedback you can suggest us in the comment box. Thank you