Located 42-km from Chennai is a farm where several species of Indian and African crocodiles and alligators are bred in captivity. This crocodile bank is on the way to Mahabalipuram and is run by Romulve Whittaker. About 5,000 species are kept in their natural surroundings in open pools. They can be viewed from a safe distance.
The Crocodile Bank occupies an area of 3.2 hectares and has been established with an aim to protect and conserve the endangered reptile s such as Crocodiles, Alligators, etc. Tourists in large numbers visit the crocodile bank to see a variety of reptiles, all in one place.
Chennai (42-km) is
the nearest airport with both domestic and international terminus.
Chennai is connected
with all the major places in India through the numerous domestic flights.
International flights operate from various parts of the world to
Rail: The nearest railway stations are Chengalpattu (29-km) and Chennai (42-km).
Road: There are buses available from Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and Chennai to Mahabalipuram daily. The Crocodile Bank is on the way to Mahabalipuram. Tourists can also hire a taxi from Chennai or Mahabalipuram.
Accommodation is available at the beach resorts and lodges in Mahabalipuram and at the luxurious and moderate class hotels in Chennai.