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Nandankanan Biological Park in Bhubaneshwar

·  Summer: March-May (19°C - 45°C)
·  Winter: December-February (7°C - 32°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 07:30 a.m. (April-September) 08:00 a.m. (October-March)
Closing Time: 05:30 a.m. (April-September) 05:00 a.m. (October-March)
Weekly Holiday: Monday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 20
Children:  INR 5
Cameras:  INR 5-10
Video Camera:  INR 500
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 100
Children:  INR 100
Cameras:  INR 5-10
Video Camera:  INR 500
A proud member of the World Associations of Zoos and Aquariums, the Nandankanan Zoological Park encompasses a zoo and a botanical garden. The area of 400 hectare is home to over 1,600 animals representing more than 120 species and amazing flora spread over different gardens.

Among the top exhibits at the park are the white tigers, Asiatic lions, crocodilians and many other species of mammals, reptiles and birds. Many popular spots within the park include Reptile Park, Deer Park, Water Bird Aviary, Aquaria and Nocturnal House. Kanjia Lake and Kiakani Lake add to the park’s exquisite charm. The botanical garden features Mughal Garden, Japanese Garden, Rose Garden, Evolution Garden, Orchid House and many more.

The most intriguing activities at the park include aerial ropeway ride, boating, white tiger safari, lion safari, toy train ride and a visit to the nature interpretation centre. Tourists need to shell out extra money for booking the picnic areas within the park. The park justifies its name’s literal meaning – the Garden of Heavens.

Road: The zoological park is located about 15 km. from the main city of Bhubaneswar. Once can conveniently reach the city which is well-connected by roads like NH 5 and 204 and Asian Highway 45 to many popular cities. From Bhubaneswar, one can board a bus or hire a taxi or auto-rickshaw for the zoo.

Railway: Barang is the closest railway station (only about 2 km. away) from the park. One can easily avail a taxi or auto-rickshaw from here. Bhubaneswar Railway Station is only about 18 km. away.

Airway: About 20 km. from the zoological park is Bhubaneswar Airport. Taxis and auto-rickshaws from the airport offer direct connectivity with the zoo.