Located at a distance of 20 kms from Bhubaneshwar, Nandankanan justifies its literal meaning i.e. "Garden of Pleasure" picturesque Nandankanan, or the Garden of the Gods, is a beautiful biological park, 20 kms from Bhubaneshwar, established in 1960. It sprawls across the Chandaka forest, where the flora and fauna flourish in their natural habitat. The nandankanan national park houses the very first captive gharial breeding centre of the country. The zoo at Nandakanan is world-renowned for its white tigers. In 1980, for the very first time, three white tiger cubs were born from normal coloured parents. With facilities for boating, white tiger and lion safaris, a nocturnal animal house, reptile park, aerial ropeway and cable car, it is the place for a person with a penchant for the great outdoors.
Nandankanan's beatifully versatile environs offer the tourists a great opertunity to be advanturous or laid back. If you do not feel like tearing aroud sighting animals and watching the birds,you can settle down to a leisurly picnic and mid-afternoon nap under the trees .If you feel a little more energetic you can meander along one of their nature trail. White Tiger Breeding - One of the rarest creature in the World , the regal white tiger ,received the new lease of life with the important reaserch and concereted efforts.
|Established||:||29 December 1960|
|Entry Fees||:||Adult - Rs 40,Child (3 to 12 years) - Rs 10|
|Nearest Railway Station||:||Barang Railway station (1km)|
|Nearest Airport||:||Bhubaneswar (20 km)|
|Timing||:||Morning 7.30 am to Evening 5 PM|
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