Nandankanan Zoo is a popular zoo and National Park, located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Nandankanan Zoo established in 1960 and it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in Odisha. The zoo contains a botanical garden with the soothing sound of water of the Kanjia Lake also 1660 individual animals representing 166 species, including 67 species of mammals, 81 species of birds, and 18 species of reptiles. Nandankanan is famous for its white tiger population and other animals like Asiatic lion, three Indian crocodilians, Sangal lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, Indian pangolin, mouse deer and countless birds, reptiles and fish.
A Zoological garden also present here, delineates the ecstatic but imaginary beauty of the celestial garden; it represents a real beautiful spots on earth, where we can see the panoramic views of nature. This zoo not only a park it’s real forest gives such natural feelings to tourist.
Another part of the zoo is a large variety of fresh water fish. In this zoo reptiles are round well and without any fear about their life. This zoo has magnificent reputation both nationally and internationally for verities of animals, birds, reptiles with excellent Botanical Park. Throughout the year October to March is the best time to visit Nandankanan National Park. A largest flower garden Orchid House also present there, it known as the largest Orchid House of Odisha. Jewel Orchid and Lady’s Slipper is the provincial flower of Prince Edward’s Island of Canada. The Nanadankanan Zoo has collected over 156 varieties of orchids belonging to 35 species.
Along with these things many more attractive and beautiful attractions of Nanadankanan Zoo attracts tourist towards it. So Nanadankanan Zoo becomes a popular tourist place in Odisha. Millions of visitors visit Nandankanan every year, visitors or tourist from different parts of the Odisha and India are come to visit Nanadankanan Zoo and get very wonderful experience. Moistly the children, especially school students come to visit this zoo and get infinite knowledge about wild animals, birds, fish, flowers etc and many more.
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