Located 145 KMS away from Oklipuram in Bangalore, it is known for its spaciousness, cleanliness and large enclaves built for the exotic animals like elephants, zebras, lions, green anacondas, rhinoceroses and baboons. The Karachi Lake which is located on the eastern side of the zoo is another spot which will allure your children into coming back.
The best time to visit is during morning hours when you’ll hear all the birds chirruping and animals ambling around. 3.6 /5 View 22+ photos Last but not the least is the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park located amidst Kambalakonda Reserve Forest in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
It has enclosures for a variety of wild animals like the Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian elephants and primates (common languor, rhesus monkey and bonnet monkey) that exist all around the world and is filled with lush green foliage. It is an ideal place containing ample space brimming with greenery for a weekend getaway with restaurants, restrooms, picnic spots and toy trains for kids.
You can also relax, take a walk or have a picnic with your kids in the long stretching lawns amidst the zoo. The zoo has 34 large Aquarian which shelter numerous freshwater fish for your kids’ never-ending love for the killed species.
Owing to the flora, it consists of the largest orchid house in Bhubaneswar spread over 5,000 square feet with an immense amount of color and beauty packed into a house which will leave you swirling around the room full of flowers. It’s the largest high altitude zoo in India located in the town of Darjeeling, West Bengal adjacent to a Buddhist temple.
In the rocky and mountainous surroundings, this zoo is the perfect one to visit with your little ones and will leave you stunned with its utmost beauty. You will see people sliding down the sprawling roads scattered in all directions amidst the inclined gardens and Himalayan animals like Tibetan wolf, Red panda, snow leopard, Siberian tigers, Yaks, Himalayan black bear and some more.
You can’t miss spotting one of the rarest species in a place where the air is crisp, and the weather is cold. The zoo is also home to a wide variety of birds like golden pheasant, ostrich, tracks and horn bills.
Besides a variety of birds and animals including wild boar, blue bull, antelope etc. Chatter Zoo, formerly known as Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, is located close to Dimapur 17 km away from Chandigarh, Punjab and is an abode to varsities of wild animals and birds from the Royal Bengal Tiger and Asiatic lions to peacocks and bats in an extensive area.
It is an ideal place for a picnic with a water body within the park which will make you experience tranquility at the very best. Giving you an authentic insight into the natural habitat of Himalayan animals, it’ll also serve you with a refreshing view and a breath-taking experience.
It’s surrounded by the Tuladhar range of the Himalayas capped with snow which acts as another scenic beauty while you take a calm, leisurely walk in the park. The animals include the Himalayan black bear, Asiatic lion, red fox, leopards, musk deer and so on.
A very few numbers of species of animals are housed in this zoo including wide-eyed owls and has enough places to visit within the vicinity like the toy train which is open to the kids and the adults. There is an enormous artificial water body called Kamal Tali which adds to the palace like beauty of the Garden and a Natasha Mahan, a religious place for parents to visit.
Also known as Patna Zoo, the park has many varieties of flora and fauna, in addition to boasting facility, elephant ride, toy train for kids etc. This massive zoo in India is spread over an area of 71.6 acres and was established in the year 1921 to commemorate the visit of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales to Lucknow.
Some fascinating animals and birds such as Royal Bengal Tiger, White Tiger, Lion, Wolf, Great Pied Horn bill, Golden Pheasant and Silver Pheasant can be spotted here in their natural habitat. Often referred to as the green lung of the city of Guwahati, the Assam Zoo come Botanical Garden lies just 6 kilometers south of the mighty Brahmaputra river that flows through the state and is the largest of its kind in the North-East region of the country.
The zoo exhibits captivating landscape gardens, a great deal of wildlife and a serene environment. Visiting zoos in India not only enlighten your mind but is also a great way to know about the different species in our world.
As you walk around the zoo you will come across a wide Different variety of animals and birds which have been brought from different parts of the world. Some Zoos in India have earned the reputation and recognition all over the world for their enormous and exotic collection of mammals, birds and reptiles.
Some zoos also engage in captive breeding program, conservation study of biodiversity and educational outreach. The main objective of the Zoos in India is to protect the animals in captivity and also to educate the common people about the endangered and rare species of the earth.
Some other exotic fauna includes striped Hyena, Jungle cat, Asiatic black bears, African Elephant. Located in the city of Hyderabad in 1963, The 380 acre zoo was named after the first prime minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Adjacent to a picturesque lake, the zoo provides abundant opportunity for capturing the wonderful green vegetation and the rare species of animals on camera. Occupying 55 acres of woodland, lakes, and lawns, this zoo is an annexed to the Napier museum.
Indigenous species includes Indian rhino, Asiatic lion, royal Bengal tiger, leopard, Nigeria languor, lion-tailed macaque and many others. Aligner Anna Zoological Park, also known as the Vandals Zoo, is the most caught after destination in Chennai after the beach.
Home to seven white tigers, the zoo houses more than 170 exotic species of fauna in about 81 enclosures. The Chennai Zoo is a specialty breeding place for the rare Lion Tailed Macaque, found only in the Western Ghats.
Spread over an area of 1.75 square kilometers, the zoo is a home to Asiatic lion, the royal Bengal tiger, the Himalayan black bear, the one-horned Indian rhinoceros, capped languor, the stump-tailed Macaque and a variety of fauna and indigenous reptiles. Nandankanan Zoological Park is a zoo and botanical garden located in the capital city of Bhubaneswar within the environs of the Chandra forest in the state of Odessa.
Spread over 400 hectares of forest area, Nandankanan Zoo is renowned all over the world for its exotic white tigers. The zoo is also organizing a breeding program for the White Tiger, Glacial Crocodiles, Black Panthers and Pangolin.
Spread over 214 acres, the zoo boasts more than 2,000 species of animals and birds belonging to various places around the world. Gov ind Ballad Pant Zoo, is situated in the hills of Her key Dana, about 1 km from Tall ital Bus Station at an altitude of 2100 meters above sea level.
The high altitude zoo serves a natural habitat to snow leopard, barking deer, Siberian tiger, the Himalayan black bear, eagle, owl, hill fox, formal, silver pheasants, wolf and many other animals. There can be nothing more exhilarating than a brush with nature and children especially learn a lot when they are closest to the elements.
Yen Martel, the notable author of Life of Pi, had said that India had a special connection with its animals, which sets them apart from others. Situated in the city of Bhubaneswar, Nandankanan is a zoo of international repute which is known especially for breeding black panthers, white tigers and facials in captivity.
It serves as the central hub for the red panda program of Central Zoo Authority of India and has notable contribution for breeding in captivity the endangered Himalayan wolf, red panda and snow leopard. Apart from being a ground of refuge for many species, this zoo is also notable for providing conservation education and plays a special role in the rescue and rehabilitation of wild life and animals.
Situated in the city of Visakhapatnam, the zoo happens to be the third largest in the country and has been named after the former prime minister of India. The Eastern Ghats provide a scenic backdrop to this zoo, which has a lush environment, and animals mostly roam free inside large enclosures which have ample greenery, to give them the best possible natural surroundings.
The zoo is located within the Hengrabari Reserved Forest and is home to about a whopping 895 birds and animals, with 113 species from around the world. Chimpanzees, black and white rhinos, kangaroos from Australia, puma and jaguar from South America and the famous one horned Indian rhinoceros can be found here.
The conditions in the wild and the dangers of poaching have already dwindled the numbers and the zoos in India are doing a remarkable job of keeping the species safe and alive, so that the future generations do not miss out on seeing them. This zoo is so big that it will take minimum 6 hours.
Security checks and various entry points makes zoo safe and eco-friendly. Zoo contains many drinking water points and 2 main canteens.
Major animals in Zoo : White tiger, Lion, African lion, Bear, Tiger, Chimpanzee, Zebra, Deer, Giraffe, Leopard, etc. Major birds in Zoo : Peacock, Parrots, Etc.
Here, you can spend a time inside the cage with various birds. How to Reach : Rickshaws take Rs 140 from Bhubaneswar railway station.
Government bus also goes to the park which takes Rs 20. Reviewed 12 May 2016 we had opportunity for a rare view of lions- 2numbers from our tour guided bus inside the zoo.
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile A great place to hang out during weekends with family...especially children as they would love the jungle safari.... Lot of animals to be seen specially white tiger, grisly bear and lot more....not to forget the toy train which is worth taking a ride with the kids....
Very well maintained and lush green surroundings make it a must-visit place in Bhubaneswar.... Reviewed 10 May 2016 It is a must-visit place in Bhubaneswar, takes some about 25-35 minutes to reach from the city.