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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 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 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.

Visit Timings:

Numbers of animals: 1347 (2008)

Location: Pragati Maidan & Old Fort

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Open: Saturday to Thursday;   Friday closed

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

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

Official Website:

Phone Numbers:+91 - 11 -24359825 / 24358500

Entry Fee (Entrance Fee): 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