Delhi Zoo Timings, Entry Fee and Address

Delhi Zoo is also known as Chidiya Ghar is located near Purana Qila on Mathura Road. Delhi Zoo is one of the most visited and interesting place in Delhi. It attracts visitors of all age groups, from kids to senior citizens. Delhi Zoological Park spreads over an area of 176 Acre. Delhi Chidiya Ghar was officially inaugurated on 1 November 1959. It got the status Zoological Park in 1982 to make him the model zoo for other zoos in the country. The Zoo has more than 1300 animals of 130 species of birds and animals.

Royal Bengal Tiger in Delhi Zoo
Royal Bengal Tiger in Water

Delhi Zoo Information

The Zoo can be visited by foot or Battery operated vehicles. You can visit the entire Zoo on foot by following the route mentioned by Zoo authorities, However, this is so boring to visit the entire zoo in two hours. You need at least 4 to 5 hours to visit the entire Zoo of Delhi. Apart from Animal’s Enclosure Bird section and reptile section is worth to watch. In Bird section, many colourful birds of all sizes are present such as white peacock, Macaw bird, White Vulture, Red Macaw, Kite, Grey Horn bill, Great Indian Hornbill, etc. In Snake section King Cobra, Python and other reptiles are worth to watch.

Elephants in Delhi Zoo
Elephants in Delhi Zoo

Animals in Delhi Zoo

The list of animals in Delhi Zoo is quite long. It has animals and birds from around the different continents of the world such as Africa, Asia, Australia, America, Europe. It has some world famous animals and birds such as White Tiger, Royal Bengal Tiger, Lion, Black Buck, Indian Rhinoceros, Leopard, crocodile, Emu, Gaur, King Cobra, Giraffe, Elephant, African Elephant, etc.

White Tiger in Delhi Zoo
White Tiger Yawning

Delhi Zoo Timings, Entry Fee

Timings of Delhi Zoo are 9.00 AM to 4.30 PM from 1st April to 15th October (Summer) and 9.30 AM to 4 PM from 16th October to 31st March (winter). It remains closed on Every Friday and National Holidays (26 January, 2 October and 15 August). It records maximum number of visitors on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. The Delhi Zoo Entry fee is 40 Rs per head for Indian National and 200 for foreigners. Check the table for detailed ticket price. It also has the facility of the cloak room, and wheel chair for physically handicapped person. Two Wheeler and car parking is available at the Zoo complex, canteen is present at outside and inside of the Zoo. Union Bank of India ATM is also present at near to the entry gate of the Zoological park.

Black Buck in Delhi Zoo
Famous Black Buck in Delhi Zoo

Delhi Zoo Ticket Price and Other Charges

Entry Fee Charges in Indian Currency
Adults 40
Childern under 3 Feet Height Free
Childern 3 to 5 Feet Height 20
Senior Citizens (60+) 20
Adults 200 Rs
Childern UpTo 5 Years Free
Childern 5+ Years 100 Rs
Student in Groups
Student (1st -5 Std.) Free
Student (6th -8th Std.) Rs. 10/- per head
Student (9th And Above) Rs. 20/- per head
Accompanying Staff Rs. 20/- per head
Tatkal Tickets Rs. 200/- per head
Battery Operated Vehicles Rate
Adults Rs. 61/- per head
Child (Between 5 -12 years) Rs. 31/- per head
Child (Below 5 Years) Free
Small 8 Seater (Per Trip) Without School Concession Rs. 363/-
12 Seater (Per Trip) For School Rs.100 per Trolly discount. Rs. 605/-
14 Seater (Per Trip) For School Rs.100 per Trolly discount. Rs. 726/-
20 Seater (Per Trip) For School Rs.100 per Trolly discount. Rs. 968/-
Camera Charges
Digital Camera 50 Rs per Day
Amateur Rs. 200/- per day
Documentary Rs. 2000/- per day
Feature Film Rs. 20,000/- per day
Other Facilities
Wheel Chairs for physically challenged Free of cost
Cloak room Rs. 1/- per piece of luggage

Restrictions in Delhi Zoo

There are some items restricted in Delhi Zoo for the safety of animals. Food, Alcohol, Tobacco, cigarettes, lighter, fire items, weapons, polythene, etc. are not allowed in the Zoo. You can take only water bottle in the Zoo. The cafeteria is located inside the Zoo. Do no tease and feed the animals and birds. Follow all rules and regulations of Zoo authorities. Do not try to go near the closures of the wild animals. The Delhi Zoological Park remains in Highlights in 2014 due to death of a person named Maksood in White Tiger Enclosure.

Royal Bengal Tiger in Delhi Zoo
Royal Bengal Tiger in Delhi Zoo

Best Time to Visit and How to Reach

Winter is considered as the best time to visit the Zoo. Summers are quite hot in Delhi and temperature can shoot up to 45C. It is advisable to visit the Delhi Zoo on pleasant days. Also, in summers you may miss many animals due to harsh weather. In the summer afternoons most of the animals reside inside their cool enclosure.

Nearest Metro station are CGO Complex Lodhi Road and Pragati Maidan, both stations are 2 KM way from the Zoo. Also, you can take the bus service of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). Auto and cab are also easily available to reach Zoo. You can also enjoy the boating at Purana Qila and India Gate, both are located at walk able distance.

Update: Delhi Zoo shut down temporarily due to fear of Bird Flu. Please follow the latest news before heading towards the Zoo.

Check Places to visit in Delhi

Tourist can visit other places in Delhi like Humayun Tomb, Agrasen ki Baoli, Birla Mandir, India Gate, Purana Qila, Red Fort and other tourist places of Delhi.

Check the Delhi Zoo Images.

45 thoughts on “Delhi Zoo Timings, Entry Fee and Address

  1. Ajay rajput November 4, 2016 at 23:21

    zoo is open in December ?

    • India OnGo November 5, 2016 at 09:54

      Yes it open in December, it only closes on Friday. Currently it is closed down due to fear of Bird Flu.

      • Suman November 26, 2016 at 15:29

        Is the Delhi zoo open on 28th November 2016

        • India OnGo November 26, 2016 at 22:48


  2. Abdullah Sait November 7, 2016 at 16:29

    Is the battery car is available for the private staffs. We are from a private concern. so please provide me a details

    • India OnGo November 7, 2016 at 20:00

      Dear Abdullah Battery car is available for all, you can book the whole car or required seats as per the need.

  3. Arvind Iyer November 11, 2016 at 07:03

    Is the zoo open on 13 november 2016?

    • India OnGo November 11, 2016 at 20:27

      No, it only closes on Friday, however, contently zoo is closed due to fear of Bird Flu.

  4. deepak November 13, 2016 at 11:48

    pls tell me zoo is open or not at this days

    • India OnGo November 13, 2016 at 17:25

      Currently Zoo is closed down to fear of Bird Flu. As per recent news, Zoo might open in 1 or 2 months.

  5. Harshit November 14, 2016 at 13:35

    In how many days zoo will open

    • India OnGo November 14, 2016 at 13:51

      There is no sure shot date of Zoo Opening Time, as per news channels it might take 1-2 months.

  6. Shrawan Sahu November 20, 2016 at 10:00

    will open today

    • India OnGo November 20, 2016 at 11:01

      No sir

  7. anjali sharma November 21, 2016 at 12:16

    the zoo will open on 23/nov/2016 on wed

    • India OnGo November 21, 2016 at 13:59

      Zoo closes on every Friday, but due to fear of Swine Flu government shut it down for few months.

  8. wassil November 21, 2016 at 13:57

    Is zoo open now

    • India OnGo November 21, 2016 at 13:58

      No Sir

  9. Anil Giri November 25, 2016 at 12:53

    Will it open on 27 Nov

    • India OnGo November 25, 2016 at 13:52

      Zoo is currently closed due to fear of Bird flu

  10. Nirmal November 25, 2016 at 14:18

    is the zoo open on 26th November tomorrow?

    • India OnGo November 25, 2016 at 20:12

      It is closed down due to fear of Bird Flu and no official announcement of opening date till now.

  11. indrazeet November 26, 2016 at 19:35

    is it open 27th of November

    • India OnGo November 26, 2016 at 22:48


  12. shad November 26, 2016 at 20:54

    When the zoo will be open

    • India OnGo November 26, 2016 at 22:48

      No Idea, may be in the beginning of next year.

  13. Dimple November 26, 2016 at 22:32

    When it will be open again???

    • India OnGo November 26, 2016 at 22:45

      No Idea, may be in the beginning of next year.

  14. Babita November 29, 2016 at 23:25

    Is the Delhi zoo open on 30th November 2016?

    • India OnGo November 30, 2016 at 19:48


  15. Sarabjeet November 30, 2016 at 16:28

    Will it be open on 3rd & 4th Dec’16 ? Please confirm !

    • India OnGo November 30, 2016 at 19:48

      Very little chances, please confirm the same from Zoo officials – 011-24359825

  16. Kusum November 30, 2016 at 22:57

    Is zoo open on coming sunday

    • India OnGo December 1, 2016 at 10:35


  17. Aman December 3, 2016 at 08:55

    Pls tell us that zoo is open on 3 dec 2016

    • India OnGo December 3, 2016 at 09:05


  18. Aman Gupta December 3, 2016 at 10:12

    will zoo be open today or tomorrow (4th dec 2016) ?

  19. Aman Gupta December 3, 2016 at 10:15

    is zoo open on 3rd and 4th dec 2016?

    • India OnGo December 3, 2016 at 11:35


  20. anruddha December 3, 2016 at 10:43

    Is zoo open today 3 december 2016

    • India OnGo December 3, 2016 at 11:35

      It might open next year

  21. Ajay Sharma December 3, 2016 at 13:07

    Zoo is open 4 th dec 16

    • India OnGo December 3, 2016 at 16:38


  22. rk December 4, 2016 at 14:00

    Is zoo open 5 dec 2016.

    • India OnGo December 4, 2016 at 18:33


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