Delhi Zoo

The Delhi Zoo or National Zoological Park located next to Purana Qila houses over one thousand varieties of animals, reptiles and birds. It also has nearly all varieties of deer found in the country. The White Tiger from Rewa, The Elephant, who plays a harmonica and The Leopard, are some of its highlights apart from the many endangered species of India seen in this National Zoological Park.

Leopard Cat, Indian Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Black Buck, Indian Gazelle and Lion-Tailed Macaque are some animals you should especially see on your visit. Since the zoo is spread over a large area, the animals are provided with spacious enclosures and various facilities necessary for their survival in this artificial habitat.

Said to be one of the better laid out Zoological Parks of the country, Delhi Zoo is also a favorite destination of the migratory birds. Every Year during the winters the large lake at the entrance of Delhi zoo is thronged with numerous visitors including Storks, Ducks and other migratory water birds.

There are a number of varieties of flora also to be seen in Delhi Zoo.

Important Facts About Delhi Zoological Park

Name Delhi Zoo / Zoological Park
Location South of Purana Qila, Mathura Road.
Time to Visit Open on all days except Friday
Preferred Timings 1st April - 15 October: 9.00 am- 4.30 pm
16 October - 31st March: 9.30 am- 4.00 pm
Admission Fee Indian citizen: INR 5 / Foreigner: INR 10
Photography Charges Video Camera: Self: INR. 50 / Commercial: INR. 500
How to Reach Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail. The zoo is known as ‘chiriyaghar’ among residents of Delhi
Nearest Railway Station Nizamuddin Railway Station
Nearest Metro Station Khan Market
Nearest International Airport Indira Gandhi International Airport
Time Required For Sightseeing Approximately 2 Hours

Facilities At The Delhi Zological Park

The best way to explore The Delhi Zoological Park is on foot; though battery operated vehicles are also available for nominal charges. The whole zoo can be seen in 2 hours time provided they follow the guiding arrow signs placed in the park. There's a canteen as well in the zoo premises where you can refresh yourself before continuing your expedition. The basic facilities are present for the visitors like Drinking Water Counters at various places inside The Delhi Zoo.

Best Time to Visit Delhi Zoo

It is advisable to visit the zoological park in the early hours of its opening or late in the afternoon before it closes. Summer months should be avoided as most of the animals prefer to rest in their hideouts and are not easily seen though The Tigers and Bears can be seen cooling off in the moats surrounding their enclosures. Weekends & Public Holidays should be avoided, as it is very crowded during these days.
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Tourist Attractions Near The Delhi Zoo

The Tourist Attractions such as Nila Gumbad, Purana Qila, Humayun's Tomb, Sabz Burz, Nili Chhatri, India Gate, Ashokan Rock Edict, Nizam-ud-din’s Shrine and Khairul Manzil Masjid are all located at Walking distances from the Delhi Zoo within the 3 kms Radius. .

Famous Places To Eat Close To The Zoo

Some Of the famous places to eat which are located at close proximity to the National Zoological Park are Sweet Corner, Nathu’s (both in Sunder Nagar Market), Hotel Oberoi, Flavors of Defence colony, Indian Habitat Center Lodi Road, Karims at Nizamuddin and roadside food stalls.

Shopping Venues Near Delhi Zoo

The Sunder Nagar Market (Antiques, Jewelry, Brassware), Connaught Place (Jewelry, Books, Art Galleries, Leather Goods and Clothes), Central Cottage Industries Emporia (Merchandise and Curios), Janpath (Clothes, Low Priced Gifts, Souvenirs and Curios) and Palika Bazaar (electronic items) are the famous shopping venues that comes into the mind of tourists who are visiting Delhi Zoo.

Note: No Eatables Are Allowed Inside The Park Except Drinking Water. Feeding & Teasing Animals Is Strictly Prohibited.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/01


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