Nandankanan Zoological Park is a premier large zoo of India. Unlike other zoos in the country, Nandankanan is built right inside the forest and set in a completely natural environment. The animals are housed in enclosures with greenery with a feel of the real forest and live with no fear or apprehension of becoming the hunter's prey.
Nandankanan is famous for the botanical garden and white tiger safari which provides a unique situation where the visitors are confined in a vehicle and the animals roam in the open jungle. It is also famous as the first captive gharial breeding center of India.