About Indira Gandhi Zoological Park:
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is one of the third largest zoos in India, located in the middle of the Kambalakonda Reserve Forest in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. This famous zoological park is spread over an area of about 625 acres (253 ha). It is one of the tourist spots of Visakhapatnam and has an annual visitors of around 10 million. The park was named after Indira Gandhi, who’s the former Prime Minister of India, and it was declared open to the public on 19 May 1977.
Layout Of The Zoo:
The zoo has about 800 animals of about 80 species. The vast natural environment has a wide range of categories for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, small mammals, reptiles, ungulates and assorted birds. The zoo also has separate sections for butterflies and moths. However, this section is only open early in the day because butterflies and moths cannot fly at the end of the day. The walls of this section also cover the necessary information about the moths so that the visitors can see and know the details about the characteristics of the insects.
Wildlife At The Zoo:
Birds include pelicans (pink and gray), ducks, daisies, spotted doves, parakeets, vultures, eagles, buzzards, macaws, and ostriches. Primates include common langurs, rhesus monkeys, bonnet monkeys (common Indian monkeys), olive baboons, ring-tailed lemurs (lemur kata), Goaldi marmosets and mandrills. Also recently added to the Primate category are three primate species of chimpanzees, brought from the Tisch Zoo in Jerusalem. Here are many carnivorous animals include barking deer, wild boar, elephant, samba deer, spotted deer, buffalo, wetland deer, nilgai, hippopotamus and giraffe. Visitors will also see carnivores such as leopards, jaguars, jackals, wild dogs and pumas.
Location: Near Dairy Farm, Yendada, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530040, India.
Contact: +91 89125 52081
Why should you visit this Zoological Park?
Situated in a vast forest, this zoological park introduces you to the natural beauty as well as the various species of animals, which will bring peace to the mind of your visitors. The diversity of zoo animals makes you feel like you are in the middle of a deep forest. Also for nocturnal animal fans there are animals like owls, civets and porcupines. If you want to see them, you must come to this park’s ‘Nocturnal Animal House’.
Q1: How many acres land of Indira Gandhi Zoological Park?
Ans: 625 acres (253 ha).
Q2: The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is named after whom?
Ans: Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India.
Q3: How many species of animals are there in Indira Gandhi Zoological Park?
Ans: 80 species.
Q4: What is the number of animals in Indira Gandhi Zoological Park?
Ans: About 800.
Q5: What is the number of annual visitors to Indira Gandhi Zoological Park?
Ans: Around 10 million.
When does Indira Gandhi Zoological Park open and close?
All days in a week without Monday (09:00 AM – 05:00 PM). Monday is closed/holiday.
How much you need to pay as an Entry Fee?(In Indian Rupees)
- Rs. 20/- per person for Adults
- Rs. 10/- per person for Children (3-12 years)
- Rs. 20/- for Camera (Photography)
- Rs. 100/- for Camera (Cinematography)
- Rs. 200/- for Car (with 5 Occupants)
- Rs. 30/- for Battery Car (Adult)
- Rs. 10/- for Battery Car (Child)
- Saatvik Pure Veg Restaurant
- V Nawabi Darbar – Restaurant
- Kanhaji Family Restaurant, Visakhapatnam
- Indian Family Restaurant
- Divya Chicken Pakodi & Biryani center
How to Reach:
By Air: Visakhapatnam is very well-networked with the major cities of India and various international countries by air. Visakhapatnam has it’s own international airport and it’s around 8 km from the city centre. On the other hand, The distance between Visakhapatnam International Airport to Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is around 17/18 km. So, you can reach directly to the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park from airport or you can reach the city centre first then the museum, it’s your choice. Air India, SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air Costa and Jet Airways provide regular flights for Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Tirupati, Hyderabad and Kolkata from Visakhapatnam. Taxis, cabs and buses are available from the airport.
By Train: Visakhapatnam has it’s own railway station and it’s called ‘Visakhapatnam Junction’. It’s just about 12 km away from the city centre. But on the other hand, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is around 9/10 km away from this junction. So, if you are want to reach Indira Gandhi Zoological Park by train, then you’ve to reach ‘Visakhapatnam Junction’ first. After reaching there, you can easily hire taxi, cab or take buses to reach your preferred destination. For your kind information, this railway junction is well-connected to many other major cities of India like New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata etc.
By Road: Visakhapatnam is very well-connected to many small towns and major cities by road. Several state and private buses are available from different cities like Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Kolkata, Vijayawada and Puri. However, in this age of smartphones, it is ridiculous for many to write in detail about the route of the road. Whatever, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is located just 8 km away from the Dwaraka bus stand. You can reach your preferred destination by taxi, cab or bus if you want.