Madras Crocodile Park

Ever feel like spending a warm beautiful afternoon, surrounded by thousands of huge scaly crocodiles. :P The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, located in Mamallapuram (Tamil Nadu, India) is the place to be. It is one of the largest reptile zoos in the world and one of the oldest non government environmental organizations in Asia. It is home to more than 2500 reptiles.

Look at these beautiful creature, so many of them.



And this one looks so peaceful, relaxing under the shade.




Initially the site of so many reptiles creeped me out. I had goosebumps, but then slowly I was mesmerized by their number. I had never seen so many of them at one time.



Can you figure out the three tortoise in the below picture?

Jaws III is one of the biggest attractions of the park. This species, believed to be the biggest in southern Asia, is 17 feet (5.2 m) long and weighs over a ton



Seems he is still hungry, look how he is staring at them. :D





If you are in Chennai, India, do visit the place :)
Entry Fees Adult - Rs 35

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17 comments:

  1. Have been there a couple of times. Was surprised that I actually enjoyed my visit to this unusual place :) Nice pictures!

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  2. It's an amazing place. I can't regret enough not having visited this place while in Chennai.

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  3. What an interesting place, and gorgeous photos. That man is getting AWFULLY close to those jaws, though!

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  4. wow this would be a great place to spend some time. wonderful images.

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  5. Great shots, although I wouldn't want to get to close...

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  6. Oh god ! Aren't you repelled by the crocs? But great pics as usual :)

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  7. Very scary but definitely worth visiting.

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  8. This place is sure wort seeing! Remember , had visited this place long ago!

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  9. eek! scared of crocodiles, don't think we have any here in NZ

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  10. How did I miss visitng the place when I was in Chennai for 2 years!! :( I will be shit scared but wuld have loved the experience. Amazing pics, Raj! I esp liked the tortoise and the ones with so many crocodiles. Its eery!

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  11. Hello and welcome to Nature Notes... I do love seeing different kinds of animals, even reptiles but I have never seen so many in one place. It must cost a lot to feed them all especially that huge one. I guess it is a chance to see a modern day dinosaur... Michelle

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  12. Your "pond" is much different to mine. You have crocodiles.. I have ducks. Amazing captures of these creatures!

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  13. Wow! My son and husband would love to be at this park. Yes, initially a sight of so many of them could creep you out! Great captures!

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  14. wow.. some of those pics look so intimidating with all those crocs together :D

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  15. They almost don't seem real but boy they are scary to be close to....viewing their beauty from far away is how I prefer it.

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