Thrissur Zoo is among one of the oldest zoo of India and it is located in Thrissur city, Kerala. The zoo was opened in 1885 and formerly known as Trichur Zoo. It is a small size zoo and it spreads in the area of 13.5 acres. The zoo complex houses botanical garden, zoological garden, Natural history museum and heart museum. Thrissur Zoo would be shifted to its new home near Puthur where new zoo is in under construction. The land area of new zoo would be 306 acres. Apart from the museum and Zoo, a small snake park is also located inside the Zoo. Few snakes are kept in this reptile house and King cobra is the star attraction.
Thrissur Zoo Timings
The Thrissur Zoo timing is 10 AM to 6.30 PM throughout the year. Zoo remains closed on every Monday due to weekly off. The museum remains open from 10 AM to 5PM and it also remains closed on Monday. On Wednesday it opens at 1 PM for visitors.
|Zoo Timings||10 AM to 6.30 PM|
|Museum Timings||10 AM to 5 PM|
|Wednesday Timing||1 PM to 5 PM|
Thrissur Zoo Entry Fee
Entry fee of Thrissur Zoo is very affordable and pocket friendly. Visitors need to purchase 8 Rs ticket for entry in the zoo. Children aged from 5 to 12 years need to pay 5 Rs for an entry ticket. The family ticket rate is 22 Rs, which allows entry to mother, father and their two kids below 12 years of age. Group ticket charge is 100 Rs for up to 35 students (good for school/institutes). Still Digital camera charges are 15 Rs and video camera charges are 50 Rs. Professional video camera charges are 750 Rs.
|Adult Ticket Price||8 Rs|
|Child 5 year to 12 year||5 Rs|
|Child below 5 years||Free|
|Family Ticket (Mother, Father and two child under 12 years)||22 Rs|
|Group Ticket (35 Students)||100 Rs|
|Digital Camera Charges||15 Rs|
|Video Camera Charges||50 Rs|
|Professional Camera Charges||750 Rs|
If you are interested in the history, state museum is a must visit place in the Thrissur Zoological park. No separate entry ticket is required to enter inside the museum. The museum has a good collection of historical items like swords, jewellery, rocks, weapons and other ancient stuffs. Photography is not allowed inside the museum. A history buff might spend hours inside the museum.
Thrissur Zoo and Museum Location, How to Reach
It is located in the heart of the city in Chembukkavu. Thrissur city is well connected from the all parts of the country. Visitors can reach the zoo via multiple modes of the public and transport as well as private vehicles. Thrissur Zoo phone number is +91-487-2333056.
2000 people visit the Thrissur zoo regularly. During weekends or on holiday visitors count reached at 10000. Long queues outside the ticket window is a usual scene during the weekends. It is a good place to spend 2 to 3 hours with kids, family members and friends.