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 ingratiated 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. Parking is available at the Zoo complex, canteen is present at outside and inside of the Zoo.

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.

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

  • January 12, 2018 at 15:41

    Is zoo open tomorrow i.e. 13th Jan 2018?

  • October 6, 2017 at 12:30

    Is it worthy to visit the zoo during these days?

    • October 6, 2017 at 20:10

      As per my personal my opinion, Zoo should be visited from November to mid February because weather is more pleasant.

  • October 2, 2017 at 11:52

    Today’s is zoo closed..

    • October 2, 2017 at 12:48

      Yes as per official website.

  • October 1, 2017 at 06:47

    sir Sunday ko zoo open rehta hai kya aur timing kya h Sunday kaa

    • October 1, 2017 at 17:36

      Yes, please check the post for timings.

  • September 28, 2017 at 00:07

    can i bring my parrot there? that will be in cage. i want to visit zoo with my parrot. can i ?

  • September 22, 2017 at 12:45

    The Zoo will be open to 30 sept. to 2 oct. 2017
    and what is the ticket fee for adult (indian)

    • September 22, 2017 at 23:43

      Yes and it will remains closed on national holidays (2nd October).


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