Who doesn’t love to watch wild creatures from a very close distance? If you are a wild creature and searching for a place to spend time in nature, we got a perfect place for you it is the Assam state zoo cum botanical garden.
What is Assam state zoo cum botanical garden?
History of Assam state zoo cum botanical garden
After the 64th session of Indian National Congress the committee organized an exhibit with few animals, birds and after that they felt it is necessary to make a zoo. They moved all animals in the Hengrabari Reserve Forest. It is the history of the establishment of Assam state zoo in the year 1957 and it was open to public in the year 1958. Over the year the number of animals birds and area of the zoo increased. In 1982 the Assam state zoo added a museum and after that it was renamed to Assam state zoo cum botanical garden.
What is the inside and outside view of Assam state zoo?
This zoo cum botanical garden comprises an area of 432 acre which is 175 hectares. The zoo is the home of 895 animals birds and reptiles, it represents more than 113 species of The main focuses of the zoo are animal exhibits, reptile house, museum, botanical garden, natural forest, children park and herbarium collection, a lake and a tower house. In the zoo there is also a park with lots of recreational tools for children’s. The Assam state zoo cum botanical garden provides natural habitat for the flora and fauna. Among the creatures in the zoo there are White tiger, Royal Bengal Tiger, Black Panther, Asiatic Lion, deer, sambar deer, White Rhino, leopard cat, one horned India Rhinoceros, clouded leopard, golden langur, elephant, slow loris, Himalayan Black bear, binturong, jungle cat, hoolock gibbon etc and many species of monkeys, birds and reptiles. The zoo is not only home to creatures but also home of diverse species of herbs, shrubs, palms and conifers. There is also a large orchid garden with 40 varieties of rare orchids with different flowers, broad leafed plants and many more.
Why are people attracted to the Assam state zoo cum botanical garden?
This zoo is one of most popular tourist spots in Guwahati. Many tourists who are wildlife buff came to visit the zoo from all around the world. The zoo is widely known as the ‘Green lung’ of Guwahati. This zoo is a great place to spend some quality time with friends and family. People came here to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature along with the animals, birds, reptiles roaming around. People love to get the glimpse of rare wild creatures and love to click their pictures and walk around the wide variety of fauna in the zoo. Parents bring their children to show them the wild creatures besides inside the zoo there is a park for children with many recreational tools.
Is it safe to visit this zoo cum botanical garden?
Yes, it is safe to visit this zoo cum botanical garden. Everyday many visitors visit the zoo.
Are there any parking facilities in this zoo cum botanical garden?
Yes, there are parking facilities.
What are the entry fees of Assam state zoo cum botanical garden?
The entry fees of this zoo cum botanical garden is Rs. 30.
Is photography allowed in this zoo cum botanical garden?
Yes, photography is allowed in this zoo cum botanical garden.
Is snacks available inside the zoo cum botanical garden?
Yes, there are many food corners, canteens inside this zoo cum botanical garden. Visitors can easily get snacks inside the zoo.
What is the best time to visit the Assam state zoo cum botanical garden?
Visitors can visit this zoo cum botanical garden anytime in a year. It is advised to check the climatic condition of Guwahati before visiting this zoo cum botanical garden. It is suggested to visit the zoo during the winter seasons at that time the atmosphere remains pleasant and it is the perfect time to visit (September to March).
What is the visiting time of Assam state zoo?
The visiting time is from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm in summer and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in winter.
How much time will it take to visit this zoo cum botanical garden?
It will take around 2 hours including travel to visit this zoo cum botanical garden.
How many days in a week this zoo cum botanical garden remains open?
This zoo cum botanical garden remains open 6 days of a week. It remains closed on Friday.
- MMB FOOD JUNCTION
- Hard Rock Cafe
- HOD Foods
- Guwahati Dhaba
- Ujjoni Namoni
- Assam Zoo restaurant
- PK Family AC Restaurant
- Zoo Point Restaurant
There are also many restaurants near this zoo.
The best hotels near the Assam state zoo are:
How to reach:
By road: This zoo cum botanical garden is just 8.3 km from Guwahati city. It can be easily reached from the Guwahati city by bus or auto rickshaw. It will take 31 minutes approximately from Guwahati city. The Guwahati Bus stand is 12.7 km away from this zoo cum botanical garden.
By railway: The nearest railway station of this zoo cum botanical garden is Guwahati railway station which is 6 km away. It will take approximately 18 minutes from the station to reach the destination.
By airport: The nearest airport of this zoo cum botanical garden is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi airport which is 27.8 km away. It will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from the airport to reach the destination.