Nandankanan Tigers Park

General Information
Total Area 400 sq km.
Best time to visit July - October.
Accommodation Hotels & Restaurants.
Nearest Town Bhubaneshwar (20 km).
How to get there Train: Bhubaneshwar (20 km).
Species found White Tigers, The Chinkara, Dear, Black Panthers , Gharial and Crocodiles.


The 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 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 colored 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 beautifully versatile environs offer the tourists a great opportunity to be adventurous or laid back......If you donot feel like tearing around sighting animals and watching the birds, you can settle down to a leisurely 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 research and concerted efforts initiated to try and breed then in the natural environs of Nandankanan . 1980 on a day full excitement and jubilation, the first litter of White tigers were born to Deepak and Ganga , to tawny tiger . Subsequent litters of white tigers have been distributed to zoos both at home and abroad. Currently, Nandankanan is home to over 34 white tigers.