VANDALUR ZOO CHENNAI
Lion..here we were behind the grills:)
Last Sunday we went to see the Zoo..VANDALUR zoo.. considered the biggest in Asia.. and looks like it is. I am very fond of nature and watching wild animals, so wherever I find time I see the Zoo..
I have seen. the Zoo in Kolkota........That time my son was justone and a half year, so most of my memories are of..he running here and there and me after him:).the memory of his cute face, excited to see so much, still brings a smile to my face.
London........again we went to see this one because my son was 3years and enjoyed watching and roaming there and then that time London' zoo was considered a unique one as it only had whitebear and tiger etc, first time I saw a different type of habitat for those animals.
San diego.......Here the table turned,:) my daughter took me there..it s beautiful as far as surroundings, landscaping is concerned,I specially loved the aviary
Hyderabad.......I went there with my son..it has many things like boating, mini train and safaribut otherwise not sonwell maintained,like restaurant had nothing except cold samosas and cold drink.
.and now Chennai..
Here the entrance is beautiful and at the entrance I saw a fountain tap for drinking water, it was in the shape of elephant..looked so different and beautiful that I took a picture immediately, but when we went inside we found that there are many and all have the heads of different animals..after all it is a zoo.
Since we have left side walking system wherever I go, I start from left side and keep on going, but here it became my undoing.. the stop for TOUR THE ZOO and LION SAFARI for both the trips was located at the right and we completely missed it and when till the end we didnt find it and asked then came to know and then the time was left for only Lion safari..so if you want to take these tours plan accordingly.
It is a huge place, we continuously walked for 3 hours and still couldnt see everything..there are so many inhabitants of all the varieties and there was so much of crowd. There is just one canteen at the entrance only......I wonder in a country where there is so much of unemployment, govt never taps the opportunities available..there was so much of waiting there, not many things available..they could always make it a little cleaner well kept place, with sufficient items and always could employ some more people. We hadnt taken the lunch thinking we would have it there, but there was nothing except rice..everything finished at 1 PM only
We took Lion Safari....I have taken one in Hyderabad also, but here it was amazing..I saw the lion by my window and then with his cubs roaring and playing.To me, over all this trip was very enjoyable .
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