Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai


The Arignar Anna Zoological Park of Chennai is one of the most contemporary zoos of the country as well as of South East Asia. Situated in the Vandalur area of the Kanchipuram district, the Arignar Anna Zoological Park is about 35 kilometers from the metropolitan city.

Arignar Anna Zoological Park of Chennai was first established in 1855. But it was shifted to the southern metropolitan area called Vandalur reserved forests in the year 1979. The Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Chennai was officially opened to public in 1985. The Chennai Arignar Anna Zoological Park covers 510 hectares of land and is one of the biggest in south-east Asia.

Arignar Anna Zoological Park of Chennai shelters more than 170 species of animals that wander about independently in a man-made island enclosure. The invisible walls and imitated natural ambiance of the Arignar Anna Zoological Park is almost impalpable to the animal species residing in the park. The dry deciduous forests surrounding the Vandalur region is the ideal breeding ground for these animals.

The Arignar Anna Zoological Park at Chennai comprises of the following:
  • More than 170 species of wild animals
  • Elephant rides
  • Lion Safari
  • Battery operated vehicle rides.
The animal species inhabiting the Arignar Anna Zoological Park at Chennai include the following:
  • Tiger
  • Hyena
  • Jaguar
  • Lion
  • Wolf
  • Panther
  • Jackal
  • Elephants
  • Sambar
  • Giraffes
  • Camels
  • Nilgai
  • Barking Deer
  • Blackbuck
  • Hog Deer
  • Sangai
  • Hog Deer
  • Baboon
  • Otter
  • Hanuman Langur
  • Lion-tailed Macaque
  • Leaf-capped Langur and more.
The Arignar Anna Zoological Park also has a library with good collection of wildlife related books and information. The Arignar Anna Zoological Park of Chennai is open throughout the week except Tuesdays. The daily visiting hours of the Chennai Arignar Anna Zoological Park are from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Location of Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu




Arignar Anna Zoological Park - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressVandalur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600048
Entry Fee :Entry Fee for Adult (above 10 Years) : 30 Rs.
Entry Fee for Children (2 to 10 Years) : 10 Rs.
Entry Fee for Children below 2 years is fee.
Entry Fee for Govt. & Aided School Students (2 to 10 Years): 2 Rs.
Entry Fee for Govt. & Aided School Students (above 10 Years): 30 Rs.
Fee for Zoo Rounds Vehicle :Entry Fee for Adult (above 10 Years) : 30 Rs.
Entry Fee for Children (2 to 10 Years) : 10 Rs.
Fee for Safari Vehicles :Entry Fee for Lion safari vehicle for Adult (above 10 Years) : 30 Rs.
Entry Fee for Lion safari vehicle for Children (2 to 10 Years) : 10 Rs.
Entry Fee for Deer safari vehicle for Adult (above 10 Years) : 30 Rs.
Entry Fee for Deer safari vehicle for Children (2 to 10 Years) : 10 Rs.
Entry Fee for Deer safari vehicle for Wheel Chair person : 25 Rs.
Entry Fee for Battery operated vehicle per hour : 330 Rs.
Timings :Visiting Hours - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Phone No (Official) +91-44-22751089
Days When ClosedTuesday
Official Websitewww.aazoopark.in
Photography allowed or notAllowed
Parking Facility allowed or not :Yes
Bus/Lorry : 75 Rs.
Car/Van/Jeep : 20 Rs.
Bike : 10 Rs.
Cycle : 2 Rs.
Nearest railway stationTambaram railway station Junction




Last Updated on : May 21, 2015