Alipore Zoological Gardens, Kolkata
Alipore Zoological Gardens, Kolkata - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: No. 2, Alipore Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027
Ticket Price: 25 INR
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
- Garden Cafe
- Ka San Restaurant
- The Hub
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This is not my first visit to the zoo, but my first visit with my 2.5 year-old toddler. Alipore zoo seems to have lost its past glory. Though i admit it seems a lot cleaner and systematically arranged, definitely a good step forward, but did find more than half the cages empty. The lions were not available and the guard informed us they will be in display from December. Please take care of this. Definitely visiting back again with my daughter.
This is an amazing place... All most all about of birds and animals are there... Also there are too much open place for childrens to play... The area is totally green... That means not only birds and animals, there are many types of trees also. The ticket price for a person above age 5 is only ₹30. You may be tired to enjoy the zoo, but don't worry, there are many benches to take rest. The zoo is closed only on Thursday and other national holidays... My rating is 5 out of 5 for this place...
The garden has been renovated a lot since last few years. However, there is room for a lot more improvement. Most of the times it is hard to spot many animals as they rest well inside their enclosures. And even if you spot them, all the animals do not look healthy. The new tiger enclosure looked good. The giraffes looked really good. There are new enclosures coming up this winter with new animals. There is a restaurant. Also ice cream stalls are available at many corners of the garden. Restrooms are present, but are not clean.
Great ambience, restaurants, picnic spot, budget friendly for everyone, easily accessible through all means of transport what more can any other place offer. However would request the zoo authorities to take a bit more care of animals as we find some people feel human food to the animals which is not good for zoo animals. At the same time this place closes by 5 to 6 p.m. There are lots of ice cream parlours as well as places to hang around all through the day.
Currently the zoo has lot of birds, exotic birds. But number of animals is very less. I saw only one Royal Bengal Tiger and one white tiger. There is no lion in lion's cage. Only two elephants. One Chimpanzee. There are several giraffes and zebras present here.