Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

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  • Address: Pune - Satara Road, Near Bharati Vidyapeeth, Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra 411046, India
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-2024367712
  • Ticket Price: 25 INR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Zoo, Entertainment, Family And Kids

Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park - Review

Katraj Snake Park and Zoo or Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park as it is officially called is a popular spot for children. Well maintained premises and a good collection of animals, reptiles and birds mesmerize children and adults alike.

Situated little outside central Pune in Katraj, this place was opened in the year 1995. The 130 acre area of this park includes an orphan animal shelter, a snake park and the zoo.  It also is houses a huge 42 acre lake.

It has a variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds. The zoo conducts a lot of festivals throughout the year to create wildlife awareness and campaigns against the ill treatment of animals.

This place plays an important role in the preservation of Wildlife. Around 100 workers are involved in the caretaking of rare animals brought to the zoo from all over the country. The park also aims to educate masses about the wildlife in Western Ghats and undertake research activities.

The Park is huge, green and quaint. Long pathways, shaded with trees connect the entire zoo. Golf carts and a mini train are other attractions that fascinate kids. Sounds of birds, animals and insects take you far away from the city.

Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park Information

  • Follow the zoo rules.
  • Do not harass the animals.
  • Plastic is not allowed inside the park.
  • It is an excellent opportunity to teach your kid about nature conservation.
  • The zoo conducts a lot of campaigns; you can participate in those if interested.
  • Do not litter in the park.
  • Do not play loud music inside the park.
  • Plucking flowers or trees. 
  • Wildlife enthusiasts can volunteer here or you can also adopt an animal. 

Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park Ticket Prices

  • Adults: INR 25
  • Children: INR 10
  • Foreign Nationals: INR 100
  • Video Camera charges: INR 200

How To reach Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park by Public Transport

  • Katraj Dairy bus stop

Restaurants Near Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

  • Dominos
  • 100 biryanis
  • Katraj Dairy
  • Goli vadapav
  • Jai Bhavani restaurant
  • Mirch Masala
  • Pushkarraj Garden

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TripHobo Highlights for Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

  • Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park Address: Pune - Satara Road, Near Bharati Vidyapeeth, Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra 411046, India
  • Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park Contact Number: +91-2024367712
  • Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park Timing: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park Price: 25 INR
  • Best time to visit Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park(preferred time): 09:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 38.26% of people who visit Pune include Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park in their plan

  • 65.56% of people start their Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

People normally club together Sinhagad Fort and Khadakwasla Dam while planning their visit to Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park.

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Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, Pune Reviews

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  • I went to this park second time, as on Google it's timing was mention from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm which was correct, but and I reach there by 5.45 pm, but I was not allowed because the ticket counter was get closed at 5.30 pm. So visiter consider the park timing till 5.30 pm only. Now about the park, so it's very big it will take minimum 4 hours if you want to cover it full. Huge species of snakes and good part is that some of the species are active. One tiger, white Tiger, species of deer, and a big lake which was entirely covered by river plants, as it was under government nobody is taking care off, there was huge potential to make it a fabulous lake if maintained it. Over all it was fine little trip and Good all age group.

  • I went to this park second time, as on Google it's timing was mention from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm which was correct, but and I reach there by 5.45 pm, but I was not allowed because the ticket counter was get closed at 5.30 pm. So visiter consider the park timing till 5.30 pm only. Now about the park, so it's very big it will take minimum 4 hours if you want to cover it full. Huge species of snakes and good part is that some of the species are active. One tiger, white Tiger, species of deer, and a big lake which was entirely covered by river plants, as it was under government nobody is taking care off, there was huge potential to make it a fabulous lake if maintained it. Over all it was fine little trip and Good all age group. Drag down to dismiss

  • This zoological park is spread over a vast area. Deers and antelopes varieties are seen mostly here. Apart from these snake park is wonderful. You can see python, cobra, turtles, tortoises, crocodiles and various other reptiles in the snake park. Visiting in the months of monsoon is bit suggested as you'll enjoy the walk through the zoo you'll get the feeling of walking in forest. Tigers, elephants, peacock and Indian bison are some other attractions.

  • Pros :- 1. Park is good & well maintained for animals. 2. Good for preschool kids, they can see real animals. 3.Animals description board are install near each animal. 4. Entry fee and electric bus fees is very nominal. Cons :- 1. Maps were not instlled anywhere, so if you are walking then you are clueless about remaining distance. 2.No food stalls inside zoo, if you are walking without food or water then it is really hard. 3. Electric vehicle facility should be highlighted, most of people come to know about it once they see electric vehicle running in zoo, so they can't use it.

  • Good place, well maintained, especially for kids. Regular cleaning done, average toilets. Animals look healthy in fairly large enclosures. Streams flowing to the small lake are littered with garbage, especially plastics. Snake park was good too. Some reptiles like a few snakes, alligators and tortoises were in cages, obviously. Battery operated mini vans are good. Entry ticket is very cheap. All in all a good place to spend 3 to 4 hrs.

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