Opened in 1959, National Zoological Park is an initiative of the government of India to work towards the conservation of the species of flora and fauna which are under immense threat due to several anthropogenic factors. Considering the adverse effects of these threats on the animals and plants, the Central Zoo Authority has entrusted the National Zoological Park with the responsibility of caring and preserving the endangered species. The zoo is a perfect place for maintaining the ecological balance and preserves as many as 127 species of wild fauna as well as flora. It has a wide range of species of mammals, birds, reptiles, plants. The place acts as a rescue center for orphan animals by providing them with appropriate housing and care.
Zoo is located near the Old Delhi Fort. You can also visit the fort within the same day. The are many maps all over the zoo to guide you where all the animals are present. Outside the zoo is a big restaurant where you can enjoy multiple cuisines after a long and tiring walk in the zoo.
Address: Mathura Road, New Delhi – 110003
The place has the facility of a cloak room at a minimal rate of Re. 1 per item.
Tobacco, liquor and private vehicles are not allowed in the zoo.
1st April to 15 October: 9.00 am till 4.30 pm
15th October to 31st March: 9.30 am till 4.00 pm
Zoo remains closed on Fridays and all national holidays.
You can enter the zoo at Rs. 40 for yourself (adult) and Rs. 20 for your children.
Basic Dos and Dont’s while visiting the zoo
- Do not feed the animals. You might affect their health adversely for your fun.
- Do not tease animals. They can be dangerous. They can bite you if you try and cross the barriers
- Do not play around with the flora of the venue
- Do not use your technical’s like camera, radio within the zoological premise
- Do not litter. Throw garbage in the bins placed at regular intervals.
Enjoy a safe and enjoyable trip