Alipore Zoological Gardens, Kolkata

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Address: No. 2, Alipore Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027, India

Phone: +91-3324399391

Ticket Price: 25 INR

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Alipore Zoological Gardens, Kolkata

What better way to spend a day than in the company of nature and its best creatures? A visit to the Alipore Zoo, also known as Kolkata Zoo, makes for a lovely day spent with family and friends in the company of tigers, elephants and enthusiastic deers. The oldest zoo in the country, there is a certain old world charm attached to this place still. You can time your visit in such a way that you get to feed the Tigers and other animals during their snack time.  It does get a little crowded on weekends and public holidays so it’s better to reach early and spend the day here.

Alipore Zoological Gardens Information

  • Do not try to enter any animal enclosure.
  • Do not feed or tease any wild animals of the zoo.

Alipore Zoological Gardens Ticket Prices

  • Adults on Saturdays, Sundays & Government holidays: INR 30
  • Under 5 years of age: INR 10 on all days.
  • Aquarium: INR 5
  • Video photography: INR 250 per hour.

Alipore Zoological Gardens Opening and Closing Hours

  • Ticket office: 9am to 4.30pm
  • Aquarium: 10.30am to 5pm
  • If a public holiday falls on Thursday, the zoo is open on the day and is closed on next working day.

How To reach Alipore Zoological Gardens by Public Transport

  • Bus no AC-12D, S-45 to Stop Alipur Zoo.

Restaurants Near Alipore Zoological Gardens

  • Chinoiserie
  • Garden Cafe
  • Ka San Restaurant
  • The Hub


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Alipore Zoological Gardens, Kolkata Reviews

  • Nice place to visit with kids and family members. A whole day tour. Outside foods are allowed. Restaurants are also available. Online ticket booking facility is also available. You have to show the QR code just to the e ticket counter. Line is comparatively less in e counter. Tigers, lions, giraffes, pelican birds are very nice.

  • It's a really good place for a family outing or a hangout with friends. Many new animals can be found. Viewing the tigers from such a close distance is quite a treat for the eyes (if you are not afraid,that is). Do give it a visit if you haven't visited it yet.

  • Get a break from the pollution and noise of the city. BIG green area. Too many species of Deer and Reptile. The good thing is that they have stopped people bringing plastic bags inside. There is a big impact on the cleanliness because of it. Water,ice cream,fast food and soft drinks are available inside. Overall a nice place for weekends.

  • Alipore Zoological garden is one of the oldest in India. It is spread across very big area with lush greenery. It is a very good place for family picnic. This is almost fully occupied during the winter season (December - February). There are many species of animals present here including Tigers, Lions, Giraffes, Zebra, elephants, crocodiles, hippopotamus, rhinoceros and many other animals and exclusive birds, snakes etc. There is also a Chimpanzee, a rare animal present. Good stalks are present here as well. Overall a nice place to spend Time with family and also have some adventure.

  • Though it is one of the biggest zoo of the country and it a nice place for a family outing But if you are thinking to visit this place having the notion that this would be calm serene place then you should dodge this for sure.This is one heck of a crowded place with surplus people seething and teeming at any given moment. One of the positive thing that I noticed during my last visit was it was much cleaner than the last last time I visited. Still good place for a one time family visit . Avoid this place on Saturdays and Sundays if possible.

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