Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai (Madras)

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Spreading across a well-organized 602 hectares (1,490 acres), Arignar Anna Zoological Park hosts around 1,500 wild species in its 160 enclosures. Its safari park spanning 70 hectares (170 acres) features tigers, lions, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and 46 endangered species. The family-friendly zoo also offers food facilities for convenience. Located around 32 km (19 mi) from downtown Chennai, the zoo is well connected with Tambaram via bus or train (exit at Vandalur). To visit Arignar Anna Zoological Park and other attractions in Chennai (Madras), use our Chennai (Madras) trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Oldest Zoo and largest zoo in India...Well maintained in terms of facilities like drinking water after every few distances, Toilets, Cafeterias etc.  more »
  • I like the Zoo. It is clean, huge as well as filed with varieties of animals. Really, it is amazing. I would say is one of the best zoo in all India i have ever visited.  more »
  • We visited from the UK as part of a grand tour of India. First of all this zoo is not presented or maintained to western standards but we did not expect it to be. It is a vast site and i would recomme...  more »
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  • It's a great place to visit in proximity of Chennai with family or friends or even alone. Worth spending half day going around the ZOO either in electric car or by bicycle. Lion and Deer Safari are also good as get to see the Lion or Lioness very close. Good number of wildlife animals, birds, snakes, crocodiles and more. I personally suggest taking a bicycle ride for who can ride and it's fun. Good number of rest rooms and drinking water facilities. I can't comment on food, as we carried out home cooked food which cannot be carried inside. Kids food boxes are allowed though. So, have heavy breakfast, roam around ZOO, get out and have your food. Good number of restaurants as well nearby ZOO. Weekends are heavily packed with public and first come first serve basis for electric cabs and cycles. Hope this helps to plan better. Happy Outing!! Kids would definitely love the place !!
  • They have evolved a lot in maintaining of the zoo. We should appreciate their initiative towards green zoo. I was totally amazed and impressed by that. But compared to other zoo we can enjoy additional services like museum. But entry fees are somewhat high when compared to other zoological parks.
  • It is very famous zoo for crocodiles. You can see different types of crocodiles. Facilities inside the zoo needs to be improved a lot. Since this zoo is just beside the high way accessibility is really good. You can even reach this place by local train as well. Food options inside and outside the zoo park are very less so when you plan to visit this place you should plan your food plan as well.
  • Reached at noon, bought the tickets and then got in. You can get cycles on rent, and they help a lot because the zoo is massive. Toilets are available at every corner, though you have to pay to use them. There's only one point where you can get some kind of food or packaged water so it is better to carry your own water bottle which can be filled from various dispensers spread around the zoo. There is a large variety of birds and animals. The cage nets are too dense, so it is hard to view some animals. Photography is a nightmare on such exhibits. The snake exhibits have glasses which are patchy and dirty, blocking your view. Overall, there are lot of scopes improvement, the variety of animals is adequate. One should definitely visit the zoo if possible. Try to find time in cooler weather as the animals tend to stay hidden in shade in summers.
  • Very nice place to visit with your kids. It will take 4 to 5 hrs required to visit complete park by walk however you will have few travel options to like rental bicycle or van to visit. I'm not happy with the food quality served inside the park. This is a perfect hangout with your kids
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