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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

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Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a good zoo with tigers, lions and red panda as its main attraction. Kids loved it.. also, there r food stalls outside that serve good fast food and tea..

Thank Ani A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We generally visit the zoo atleast twice during a stay at Darjeeling . The zoo is well maintained. Animals are well fed and sign of caring attitude of the administration is evident everywhere. Very neatly maintained. This time we did not find the second royal...More

Thank GautamB292
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth spending a morning. Some of the animals are rare in nature. Be there a bit early before they are fed otherwise most would be found sleeping.

Thank Ayan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge enough to spend few hours with absolute silence and pure environment with more pure Oxygen. The park itself in steep paths,so take enough time to stroll otherwise if you rush you will go tired for sure. I will surely bet you cant see such...More

Thank Krishnalaav
Reviewed 1 week ago

Padmaja Naidu zoological park is one of the best zoo I have visited in India and is very well maintained. There is a variety of wildlife on view including Tiger, Bear, Snow Leopard, Red Panda, number of Birds, Panther, Deers and reptiles. There is an...More

Thank Prasobh K
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most lively zoological park in India due to such a nice climate in Darjeeling. A 15 minutes walking distance(steep) from Mal, this zoo is a must visit place in Darjeeling. Royal Bengal Tiger,black beer, Snow leopard , Red panda,Black panther,barking deer and...More

Thank Dibyendu87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better than Kolkata Zoo. Moreover, if the weather is fine you'll enjoy walking through the place. Recommended.

Thank smn s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

USP of the place r the museums . Especially the mountaineering one. One of its kind. Overall place is very clean and nicely kept.

Thank gaurav t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not all animal sitting in the cages, for those which are - good space to walk around. well maintained, green area with the nature museum. Was a bit shocked to see the animal mummies and heads in, but the keeper explained that the collection was...More

Thank Zara_Salah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The red panda and the Bengal tiger were the attraction of this zoo...Evey children should visit this zoo.

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15 April 2018|
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Response from Divya C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Best time.
8 February 2018|
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Response from Satyam6971 | Reviewed this property |
the distance is hardly 20mins and the time required to cover the zoo is minimum 1.5hours and maximum would be your interest in nature and history of mountaineering you may also try rock climbing hope it helps
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28 April 2017|
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Response from ghosh1001 | Reviewed this property |
yes photograhy allowed with nominal camera fees