Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok
About Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok
Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Bulbulay, National Highway 310, Gangtok, East Sikkim, Sikkim 737103
Ticket Price: 25 INR
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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The Himalayan Zoological Park or the Gangtok Zoo is sure to be one of the most unique zoo experiences. All of nature’s bounty that the Himalayas have been blessed with has been preserved here in a rare collection. Even if you are planning a short trip don’t forget to put this one on your list.
The Red Panda, the Snow Leopard and many other lovely and unique Himalayan creatures can be seen here, in a largely preserved habitat. The species you will see are simply astonishing. The clouded leopard, leopard cat etc. are some other animals that shouldn’t be missed.
It isn’t just a place to display these rare animals but also a breeding ground and a center for conservation. So, one needs to be careful and stay out of the restricted areas to respect the space of the animals.
Himalayan Zoological Park Ticket Prices
- For locals: 25 INR
- For foreigners: 50 INR
- For children: 10 INR
- For small car: 40INR
How To reach Himalayan Zoological Park by Public Transport
- Do check for Public Transport options when you reach. Most tourists prefer to hire a car which is a lot more convenient in this hilly region.
Restaurants Near Himalayan Zoological Park
- Parivar Restaurant
- Ricky’s Open Flame Restaurant
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Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok Reviews - Write a Review
A good place for a walk amidst nature and also to watch birds and animals in their pseudo natural environment. What was heartbreaking was the enclosure of the common leopard - that was relatively small compared to its size and requires more space for free movement. It needs a bigger enclosure. The enclosure assigned to the the Himalayan Black bear is huge. We were lucky to catch sight of it. The bear moves backwards and that is their usual movement. You can either opt for a car or if you are a lone traveler you can walk the entire way starting from the gates of the zoological park. They also have pheasants' enclosure, however, due to my husband's disinterest we had to skip it. There were few animals who could not be sighted (maybe they were too shy or just irritated with the relentless flow of visitors who at times can be in considerate and keep agitating the animals). Inside the red Panda enclosure you have to keep an eye on the trees inside, because when we visited it was peacefully sleeping on one, clinging on to the branch.
It was a great experience with nice weather. To see different animals we need to walk and climb the hills. We can see many animals in there natural habitat. The must watch is red panda 🐼. No white panda...
It's amazing to walk through zoological park. We did a small hike up till Goral rock. It's truly serene and beautiful. I recommend this for all nature walk lovers.
It is a wonderful place!! It has around 22 enclosures with Himalayan animals. Some of them include the cute Red Panda, the elusive Snow Leopard and the majestic Himalayan Black Bear. All the enclosures are pseudo-natural, that is, the creators of this zoo took into account the actual amount of space required by that animal in the wild and provided enough space in the enclosure. The zoo itself was created in a forested mountain and you will have to walk a lot through forests having various trees including tall pine trees and other conifers. You will also get to see many birds in the forest if you are patient and observant. On the whole, it is a truly wonderful place.
One of the best zoos I have ever scene. The animals here are respected and are closer to their natural habitat than compared to other zoos. A must visit.
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