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National Zoological Park


The national zoological park ( Zoo ) is also known as 'chidiya Ghar'. The zoo is Near Pragati Maidan, Mathura Road, New Delhi No one can forget visiting the super-fascinating “Chidiya-Ghar” during the childhood. It is an absolute fact that kids are mad for animals and zoo. A zoo is a place that is adored by everyone. Almost every Delhiite has visited the National Zoological Park at least once in a lifetime. A zoo is one of the perfect picnic spots in the Delhi.


The Delhi zoo came many years later after New Delhi was built. Although the idea to have a zoo at the Delhi was mooted in 1951, the park was inaugurated in November 1959. Indian Board for Wildlife created a committee IN 1952 to look into creating a zoo for Delhi. In 1953 the committee gives the location for the zoo, and in October 1955 it assigned N. D. Bachkheti of the Indian Forest Service to manage the creation of the zoo. The zoo is part of saving breeding programs of the Central Zoo Authority for the Royal Bengal tiger, swamp deer, Indian rhinoceros, brow-antlered deer, Asiatic lion, and red jungle fowl. Thus this conservation inspires us to do our best in anyhow for the survival of animals in our surrounding at least.

Full Address

National Zoological Park, Mathura Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110003


Type of Place

  • Zoo
  • Picnic Spot

Prefered For

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Kids


  • IGI Airport
  • New Delhi Railway station
  • Pragati Maidan Metro Station

Important Information

  • Timings summer: 9am-4.30pm(1st Aprl - 15th Oct). Timings winter : 9am-4pm (16th Oct - 31st March). Closed on Fridays and national holiday. Entry Fee: Rs 40 only for Indian Adults . Rs. 20 only for Children from 5-12 years. Rs. 20 for Senior Citizens Foreigners: Rs. 200 (Adults), Rs. 100 (Children from 5-12 years). Entry free for both Indians andForeigner children of age under 5 years. Photography Allowed in Chidiya Ghar. Accompanying Staff – Rs. 20 Tatkal tickets are also available for Rs. 200 per person. Battery Operated Vehicles: Rs. 61 per head (Adults); Rs. 31 per head (Children) Rs. 363 Small 8 Seater per trip (Without school concession) Rs. 605 – 12 Seater per trip (For School Rs. 100 per Trolly discount) Rs. 726 – 14 Seater per trip (For School Rs. 100 per Trolly discount) Rs. 968 – 20 Seater per trip (For School Rs. 100 per Trolly discount) Photography & Filming Charges: Camera: Rs. 50 per day; Amateur: Rs. 200 per day; Documentary: Rs. 2,000 per day; Feature Film: Rs. 20,000 per day Please note that wheel chairs are available free of cost for the physically challenged and Rs. 1 per piece of luggage is charged at the cloak room.


  • It is the undeniable fact the visitors are attracted by animals in the zoo. Summer vacations are the kids' favourite time of the year. Kids' love to enjoy these vacations thoroughly. Moreover the center of attraction is : The African Elephant, The Indian elephants, The NRI Birds, Australian cockatoos to African macaws, owls or kites, Snakes, Cobras, Pythons, Crocodile variety of lizards, cobras, pythons, and other snakes, Peacocks and mongoose, crocodiles, tortoise and turtles. The White Tiger and Deers

Things to Buy

  • Clothes, Bags, All make up items, toys etc.

Things to Eat

  • Chole Bhature, Gol Gappe, Lassi, Shikangi in summer, paranthas and sweets like Barfi, laddo etc

Things to enjoy

  • Everyone knows what is enjoyable things at zoo but everyone don't know everything about the zoo. So we are going to express vital and key areas where you must enjoy and make your trip memorable. From the very beginning, the Zoo entrance depicts the exhibits. Going to the right from the entrance brings visitors to the close to animals like the chimpanzee, hippopotamus, spider, monkey, African wild buffalo, Giraffes, Gir lion, and Zebras. But on Going to the left, visitors will see animals like migratory birds like peafowl, and well as hyenas, macaques, and jaguars in the swamps that were designed for water birds. In the centre of zoo there is the underground reptile house.