The Crocodile Bank in Chennai is a great getaway for people who want to watch and study about this huge reptile. It is easily accessible from Chennai by road as it’s only about 42 km from here. It is strategically located as it is on the way to Mahabalipuram.
The Crocodile bank was a novel attempt to preserve and increase the dwindling number of crocodiles in India .The Bank has managed to do more than that as it has increased a substantial number of crocodiles in the country. There are about seven specie of crocodiles. There are the Indian and African varieties of crocodile. . A visit to this place is very informative. The Crocodiles and alligators can be watched all through the year as there is no particular time for visit.
There is a snake park also next to the crocodile bank which is important in that, anti venom is produced here. This is a huge source for anti venom in the country. The importance of crocodiles in the eco system is great. They are predators and scavengers. Hence it is inevitable that such measures are taken for the good of the ecosystem.
There are frequent bus services to the area of the Crocodile bank. This makes it easy for visitors to reach there. The nearest railway station is Chengalpettu. Often a lot of school students and college students are taken to the park. It is must visit for the tourists