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National Zoological Park (Delhi Zoo)

Delhi zoo was established in 1959 and since then, has been a centre of attraction for nature lovers from all parts of the world. Located between Humayun’s Tomb and Purana Qila, the sprawling zoo houses over 1347 animals including reptiles, birds and mammals brought in from different continents. The zoo has done a great job of providing excellent living conditions for animals.

Delhi zoo (chidiya ghar) presents a lot of rare and unique wildlife. You can watch the white albino tiger couple, leopard cars, hippos, rhinos, black bucks, Indian gazelles, spider monkeys, jaguars, African wild buffalos, zebras, hundreds of deer, and an Indian elephant that loves music and plays harmonica. The zoo also houses endangered species and migratory birds. Artificial swamps have been created to offer a natural habitat for these winged wonders. You can see a wide variety of plant life in Delhi zoo.

The zoo (chidiya ghar) is strategically located in an easily accessible place. Buses are available to take you to the zoo from different points in the city. The best time to visit the zoo is between 9 AM and 4PM. Friday is a holiday. Make sure that you allot at least four hours for zoo visit. For convenience or if you are hard pressed for time, you can take a trip around the zoo in an open van. Admission fee to the zoo is Rs. 5 for Indians and Rs. 10 for foreigners.

Nearest Accommodations: Ahuja Residency (011 4578 5000), Jukaso Inn (011 2435 0308), Shervani New Delhi (011 4350 8686), La Sagrita (011 2435 8572), The Oberoi Luxury (011 2389 0606), On The Waterfront (011 4363 3411), Hotel Kabli (011 2437 1482), bloomrooms @ Link Rd (011 4126 1400)

Nearest Other tourist attractions: Purana Qila, Sher Shah Suri Gate, National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum, National Science Centre, Humayun's Tomb (UNESCO World Heritage site).

Visit Timings:

Numbers of animals: 1347 (2008)

Location: Pragati Maidan & Old Fort

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Open: Saturday to Thursday;     Friday: closed

9.0 am to 4.30 pm :1st April to 15th October

9.30 am to 4.0 pm :16th Oct. to 31st March

Official Website:

Phone Numbers (Contact Numbers):
+91 - 11 -24359825 / 24358500

Entry Fee (Tickets price): Delhi ZOO
Entry to Indian
Rs.40 : General Adult.
Rs.20 : Child (Height 3 to 5 ft.) / 60+ Years old person .
Free: Under 3 ft height.

Entry to Foreigners
Rs.200 : General Adult.
Rs.100 : Child (Height 3 to 5 ft.)
Free: Child (0 to 5 years old)

Location :-

IGI and palam Airport: 15.5 KM

New Delhi RLY Station: 5.3 KM

Old Delhi RLY Station: 6.9 KM

Nizamuddin RLY Station: 3.2 KM

Anand Vihar RLY Station: 15.5 KM