The park is the first to be included in the World Association of Zoos. Always being the expressive child, upon enquiring, I found out that although the park was established in the year 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979. Upon wandering through the park, I discovered that it also incorporated a 134 acre Kanjia Lake which has fresh and clean water. The park also had been recently renovated as it was affected by the super cyclone in the year 1999.
Moving about, I got the chance to discover the reptile park where I saw numerous species of crocodile and turtles. Further the park also has an orchid house that is soon to become the largest ‘Orchid House of the city’ of Odisha. Here more than 130 species of orchids are found. The zoo also houses the black panthers and Gharials.
This place is a pleasing destination for the nature lover like me to visit frequently. My stay in Nandan Kanan was not only a memorable one but was truly adventurous.