Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park information

admission incl Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Indian/foreigner ₹40/100
Opening hours
8.30am-5pm Fri-Wed, ticket counter closes 4pm
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This zoo, one of India’s best, was established in 1958 to study, conserve and preserve Himalayan fauna. Housed within the rocky and forested environment are Himalayan megafauna such as Himalayan bears, clouded leopards, red pandas and Tibetan wolves. The zoo, and its attached snow leopard-breeding centre (closed to the public), are home to the world’s largest single captive population of snow leopards.

The zoo is a pleasant 20-minute downhill walk down from Chowrasta along Jawahar Rd West; alternatively, take a share jeep (₹10, about 10 minutes) from the Chowk Bazaar bus/jeep station, or hire a taxi (₹200).