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.
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. Currently snake section has no snake as per my last visit and it is closed from long time.
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.
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.
Delhi Zoo Ticket Price and Other Charges
|Entry Fee||Charges in Indian Currency|
|Children under 3 Feet Height||Free|
|Children 3 to 5 Feet Height||20|
|Senior Citizens (60+)||20|
|Children Up To 5 Years||Free|
|Children 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/-|
|Digital Camera||50 Rs per Day|
|Amateur||Rs. 200/- per day|
|Documentary||Rs. 2000/- per day|
|Feature Film||Rs. 20,000/- per day|
|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.
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 away 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: Good News, Delhi Zoo opened up for visitors after 84 days.
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