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Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai (Madras)

(4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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 get the most from your holiday in Chennai (Madras), create itinerary details personal to you using our Chennai (Madras) vacation builder.
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  • can enjoy all kinds of age groups. Can get cycles for riding inside the zoo and watch, special aquarium for the fishes. this attracts all kinds of people. government has stepped one more and created a...  more »
  • You need to travel nearly 40kms to reach here. Best to take local train to avoid road traffic. After cyclone Vardah, this has been closed and still not reopened. Maintenance is not great and food stal...  more »
  • Great place for kids. Taking the electric cart helps, especially if you have young kids. Well spread out, and plenty of shade makes this a great way to spend half a day. The tiger and leopard enclosur...  more »
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  • This is a pretty nice zoo. The ambience is pretty nice, I mean the entire thing is built in some sort of a jungle. And it's massive in size. So it's better that you hire a bicycle (available inside) if you don't wanna walk the entire route. The collection of animals is nice, with a lot of different birds and animals (White Tiger in particular), so you'll have a nice time as a wildlife enthusiast. Things to take care of: Eatables, including Water are not allowed. And since there's hardly any place inside the zoo that serves drinking water, make sure that you're properly hydrated. And maybe, sneak a NutriBar inside the zoo, for your own consumption obviously.
  • This zoo is OK for a fun trip with kids in tow. It makes a very good walk through the zoo. Though I have seen Vans taking people around, for a fee. Bicycles were also available, again for a fee I guess. One thing I hated most was the authorities collected a separate fee for mobiles with cameras. This despite the fact that you don't want to take pictures. Public bathrooms were pathetic even after being pay-for-use. There were not many shops for snacks and drinks, except the one at the entry gate.
  • 5 star is for the place. wow a very nice place. Went by cycle to ride all over the place. The roads are very neat. and food is quiet good inside. One con is that they can maintain the cycles better.
  • It is clean.. U have different modes of transport to visit animals.. the most difficult is by walk as youth enjoy walking and cycling but elders sit by a side and wait for their family to visit. It has 2 safari's lion and deer where everyone can visit if u are willing to pay extra bugs other than entrance fee. U will be taken to saffari by a protected Van. Food is costly inside.
  • Wonderful place to spend a day or half. Well maintained place, its very clean and green. They have cycles and battery cars for commuting inside the zoo. Its quite huge and has plenty of animal species in display. White tigers are must see.