Himalayan Zoological Park, GangtokCurrently Open
- Address: Bulbulay, National Highway 310, Gangtok, East Sikkim, Sikkim 737103, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-3592281188
- Ticket Price: 25 INR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids
About Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok
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
This Zoo will Give you very different experience compared to many other. Zoo is completely mounted over the Hill. Many of the animals having huge space unlike narrow cages. Visitors need to walk for long distances to visit all the animals.
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.
Best Alpine zoo in India. Set in natural surroundings animals are kept in natural habitat. Red panda breeding centre, well advanced animal hospital is also here. Zookeepers are very dedicated. Animals are very healthy and happy.
It's sad to see animals in cages but sometimes it's for their own protection from illegal poaching. But the animals here are looking healthy and well fed. They just look lonely in the large confined area. Anyway the park is a nice quiet place to explore wildlife with family and friends. A big thumbs up.
A beautiful place to spend a day with your loved ones. Don't expect to see wildlife as they roam about freely in their enclosures. Need to be patient and wait till they emerge from hiding.