Darjeeling zoo

Darjeeling Zoo Timings, Entry fees, Route info, Best Time to Visit

This Zoo stretches over an area of 67.56 Acre and is located at an altitude of 7000 ft. This Zoo was established in 14Aug 1958. The Then prime minister Indira Gandhi renamed Himalayan Zoo to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoo, Former Governor of West Bengal 0n 21Nov 1975. This Zoo Park houses the breeding centre for the endangered species Siberian Tiger, Himalayan Wolf and Snow Leopard. Red Panda majorly attracts tourists.

Darjeeling Zoo Timings

Season Opening Timings
Summer Season 8:30 am -4:30 pm
Winter Season 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Zoo remains closed on Thursday. Open on all other days.

Best Time to Visit: Dec-Jul. Tourists flow will be high from Dec to Jun.

Zoo Entry fees

TicketEntry fees
Child under 5 yearsFree
Child ( 5+ years)Rs.60
Still CameraRs.10
The above-mentioned prices might change and is subjected to Forest Department.

This Zoo houses Herbivores, Carnivores, Pheasants and Reptiles.

HerbivoresGoral, Himalayan Tahr, Markhor, Sambar deer, Blue Sheep, Yak, Barking Deer, Red Panda, Spotted Deer
CarnivoreCommon Leopard, Black Leopard, Jackal,  Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Indian Tiger, Himalayan Wolf, Himalayan Black Bear, White Tiger

How to reach Darjeeling Zoo?

  1. 30 mins walk from Mall Road to Jawahar Road as Vehicles are not allowed. Taxi or Jeep can be hired from Chowrasta to Mall Road.
  2. 5 mins Uphill walk from Lebong Cart Road to the Zoo. Vehicles can be parked here on the roadside at Lebong Cart.

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