Drop By The Delhi Zoo For A Fun Time With The Fam & A Dose Of Nostalgia

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What Makes It Awesome

If you are looking to explore Delhi, then why not start off with the Delhi Zoo? Situated near the Old Fort, it's the best place to visit if you wish to relive your childhood memories.

The Delhi Zoo was inaugurated on 1st November 1959 and in the year 1982, it was given the status of the National Zoological Park. From different kinds of birds, animals, and even plants, you'll find everything in abundance here. Let us tell you that it's a 176-acre zoo so, you at least need four-five hours to roam around. If you are someone who can't walk around too much then, there are battery-operated golf carts that charge INR 70 per adult, and INR 30 for children aged between 5-12-years to drive you around.

Some of the animals that you'll spot in the zoo are leopards, giraffes, elephants, rhinoceros, Gir lion, chimpanzees, hyenas, hippopotamus, wild buffaloes, zebras, and deers. The zoo even has a reptile house where you'll find crocodiles, Indian cobra, Indian star tortoise, Indian sand boa and species of bird such as Emu, sarus crane, grey hornbill, and barn owl. 

If you are wondering how to reach, Pragati Maidan metro station is the nearest and you can perhaps, find an auto or a cab to drop you to the zoo. 

The entry ticket charges are INR 40 for adults, INR 20 for children aged between 5-12 years, INR 200 for foreigner (adults), and INR 100 (for children aged between 5-12 years). If you are planning to shoot videos, the charges for the same are INR 50 for a still camera, for a documentary INR 2,000, and for a feature film, INR 20,000.

What Could Be Better

If you are an animal lover, you might not like the enclosures built for their living.  


The zoo is closed on all Fridays. Also, from October to March, timings of the zoo are 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, and from April to October, the timings are 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Ticket counters at Delhi Zoo close half an hour prior to the closing time so, make sure you reach on time. 

Also, wear comfortable shoes to be able to walk around and avoid going over the weekends, as it is super crowded.