bastion of White Tigers - Nandan Kanan National Park
is a unique kind of
wildlife park of India. Located just 20 km from Bhubaneswar, capital city of
Orissa, Nandan Kanan national park
offers lots of pleasure and enjoyment by
offering an exotic kind of flora and fauna. Originally, the foundation of
Nandan Kanan national park was laid on the recommendation of National
Geographic magazine after a wild female tiger came to the zoo, found a tiger
enclosure, and stayed there. The park houses India's largest Tiger-safari, a
reptile park, a botanical garden and a nocturnal animal park.
Best Time : October to March
Wildlife Species in Nandan Kanan
Entry Fee : Rs.10 (Indians), Rs. 40 (Foreigners from
SAARC countries) & Rs.100 (Other foreigners)
Kanan National Park is sprawling over an area of 4 sq km, which dominated by
the Chandaka forests. There is a lush green zoological garden, which houses
lots varieties of vegetation and flowers.
The Regal White Tiger is the main attraction for thousands of tourists from
all over the world. This rarest creature of the world resides here with full
majesty. Right now, Nandan Kanan national park has more than 34 white
tigers. Besides white tiger, Nandan Kanan national park is home to more than
75 species of mammals and reptiles. The animals that are frequently seen in
the park are asiatic lion, indian crocodiles, lion-tailed macaque, nilgiri
langur, indian pangolin, mouse deer, himalayan black bear, rhesus macaque,
Nandan Kanan national park has a lake and wonderful lush green environs,
which is a virtual paradise for birds inviting native as well as migratory
birds. According to forest department, the park has around 75 bird species
including some very rare species of birds. Some of the popular birds that
can be seen here include white peacock, open billed stork, blue & yellow
macaw, green winged macaw etc.
What else to see and do?
Travel (Air/Rail/Road) Information
- White Tiger Safari is what exactly every tourist come for. The
guides here ensure hundred per cent spotting of the tiger. Take their
help and enjoy the actual romance of the forest.
- Photography is the best option here because animals, birds and
reptiles and exotic kind of flora-all are available in a reachable
range. Do not miss photograph in the kingdom of white tiger.
- This unique park -cum-zoo offers a safe trip by using the bus
service. It is a very exciting trip taking you to the remotest part of
- There is a lake in the park and boat ride option is available for
the tourists. Pay a very small charge and enjoying a wonderful trip in
the heart of lake
Nandan Kanan National Park is located just at 15-20 minute drive from
capital city Bhubaneswar, which has domestic airport offering regular air
services to all important cities of India. It is closest railhead and bus
stand and is well connected with all tourist destinations of the country.
You can hire taxi or coaches to reach to the gate of park.
Bhubaneswar, the capital city is just 20 km and has all categories of
hotels ranging from heritage hotels to luxury and budget hotels. You can
also check out the Government owned hotels, yatri-nivas, guesthouses and
lodges that offer comfortable accommodation and find dining.