Chattbir Zoo

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Chhatbir Zoo, Village- Chhat, Chandigarh, India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 60 INR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Zoo, Family And Kids, Bird Watching

Chattbir Zoo - Review

The Chhatbir Zoo is also known by its original name, Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park. This is located a few kilometers away from Chandigarh on one side and Patiala on the other. The Chhatbir Zoo spreads over a vast area.

It is a surprising thing how a stretch of mere scrubland has been transformed into such an amazing place filled with beautiful animals. This measure has certainly helped in enhancing the ecological balance of the area. The animals are kept in an open enclosure so that they can roam freely and do not feel trapped. The most attractive animal in Chhatbir Zoo is the Royal Bengal Tiger and the visitors can even take a very close look of this giant animal as they travel in a caged car. The Chhatbir Zoo Lion Safari is an exciting thing to do here.

The gems of this zoo include the variety of wild animals, beautiful reptiles and so many colorful birds. The animals stay in a large moat and surrounded by forest like environment that gives them a homely feel.

The Chhatbir Zoo, Chandigarh is also an ideal picnic spot and also the perfect place for a children’s day out. The kids can run around free and also learn about different animals at the same time here.

Chattbir Zoo Information

  • There is also a restaurant, canteen and ice cream parlor inside the zoo complex.
  • Do not litter the zoo grounds with food or food packets.
  • Make sure not to disturb the animals in any way.
  • Private vehicles are not allowed inside the park.

Chattbir Zoo Ticket Prices

  • Rs 5 (for children between 3-12 years)
  • Rs 20 (for 12 years and above)
  • Zoo excursion in battery operated vehicle Rs 50 per head for an hour.
  • Tiger Safari Rs 50 per head for 30 minutes.

Chattbir Zoo Opening and Closing Hours

  • Chhatbir Zoo timings are from Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

How To reach Chattbir Zoo by Public Transport

  • The nearest airport is the Chandigarh Air force based Airport.
  • The nearest railway station is the Chandigarh Junction Railway Station.

Restaurants Near Chattbir Zoo

  • Mehak Punjab Di Dhaba
  • Dot Yum
  • Maharaja Rasoi
  • Chawla Chicken
  • Banarsi Vaishno Dhaba
  • Mohan Murge Wala
  • Sindhi Sweets
  • Nawabi Tadka
  • Hotel Prabhat Inn
  • Grand Punjabi Restaurant and Lassi Shop
  • S.K. Gupta & Co.
  • Mocha
  • Sandwich Masters
  • Mexico City Bar
  • Big Little Bites

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TripHobo Highlights for Chattbir Zoo

  • Chattbir Zoo Address: Chhatbir Zoo, Village- Chhat, Chandigarh, India
  • Chattbir Zoo Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Chattbir Zoo Price: 60 INR
  • Best time to visit Chattbir Zoo(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Chattbir Zoo: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Chattbir Zoo

  • 58.99% of people who visit Chandigarh include Chattbir Zoo in their plan

  • 69.14% of people start their Chattbir Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Chattbir Zoo

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

93.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chattbir Zoo

People normally club together Sunset Point and Christ Church while planning their visit to Chattbir Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Chattbir Zoo, Chandigarh Reviews

Chattbir Zoo Tour Reviews

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    On 28-Sep-2016

    It's a pretty the condition the zoo is in. The place truly seems like it was built a century ago and the animals are living in harsh Condition with little or no natural conditions or habitats provided to them. The lion safari had only 4 lions out of which 2 were in cages. The recreational and food facility are negligible with only a few substandard snacks available and a lot of the cages are empty. When I asked the zoo workers they all complained as to how the govt. Is to be blamed for all and also mention that animals were being sold to zoos over the world. What a shame.

  • A great place around Chandigarh to spend day. It's a huge zoo so the optional battery car facility is appreciable. The lion and deer safari is nice. And this is the only zoo have seen which has so many birds. And I appreciate the zoo management for the idea of local school students adopting an animal to care for. Few parks and fountains are in construction and I hope they would soon over and I am excited to see how that would be! I had a great experience!

  • Had a great experience visiting the zoo with family.. Almost all kind of animals are there.. The surroundings are amazing... Feels like you are wandering in the forest.. It took almost four hours to cover the entire area.. Make sure you bring something to eat and drink.. Though some cafes are there..

  • Lovely place with huge green cover and wide range of animals and birds. A perfect place for family weekend and nature lover. It has all basic amenities for the visitor. You will also find some peaceful places under lap of nature where you can just seat and enjoy the moment.

  • The place was overall good. It has paid entry. Visitors have to buy tickets from the ticket counter which is close to entrance. Inside the zoo, there is a Lion Safari which also has entry tickets other than entrance. Many animals are present here and the staff cares a lot of the animals in terms and time to time food availability. The place is good for family to visit.

  • Good but unnecessarily expensive place to visit It is small and compact...if you have a time to please visit by walk it not so big which is described by the e rickshaw driver so u will get charged 50 rupees for single person..... If you have any health related problems so you can choose e rickshaw.... Better to visit in Feb to Apr and SEP to Nov for weather is supportive and you will not exhaustive after the visit.... Don't go in lion safari....just waste of money they charge 50rupees for each and just 2 min bus service in lion cage..... Better to visit all other area in zoo Aquarium is available in zoo and quite ok Reptiles section is very good and you will see lot of variety Nocturnal section is also very good and you will found some rare species ...... ..........

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Chattbir zoo
  • Sir 1person ki entry fee kitni ha

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    • The entry fee of Chattbir Zoo is Rupees 50 per adult and Rupees 20 per child. 

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  • Please tell me that zoo is open at Saturday 14/04/2018 or not

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    • Yes it is open. The Chhatbir Zoo timings: 9 am to 5 pm, closed only on Mondays

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