Rajiv Gandhi Zoological ParkCurrently Closed
- 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
- 100 biryanis
- Katraj Dairy
- Goli vadapav
- Jai Bhavani restaurant
- Mirch Masala
- Pushkarraj Garden
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Things to Know Before Visiting Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park
15.42% of people who visit Pune include Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
58.02% 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
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park
Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park Trips
Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, Pune Reviews
Nice Place to visit for whole family. Many animals are there. White tiger is the main attraction. Nice place to visit with kids if your child love animals. Mine was very happy to see many animals. But lots of walking it is best to take battery car for the elders and parents with small kids. Seems it is a neglected place as many places was empty without animals. But yes we saw lion and tiger...good overall...
Delightful experience. The battery operated car takes you on a tour if you don’t want to walk. I highly recommend this as the Operator of the car also shares short info points on the animals and the care given. Our cart operator was Mr. Poddar, an amazingly pleasing personality- seemed like a happy person ; was good doing at his job. The lady officer at the booth for electric was a rather indifferent woman strolling on the phone and completely ignoring us who were waiting for someone to come on the counter to give us some information. This was the only sour point of this visit to the zoo. Overall the animals are a delight to watch. There is no stench and it’s well kept, clean and tidy. We did not visit the toilets but there were quite a few on the way. The areas are well labelled, there could be better signage but I was happy to see more trees and animals and less boards :) It’s so close to the city limit and yet so beautiful and wonderful away from the buildings and cement world we live in. The entrance fee is very affordable - people from all walks of life can access this zoo and I am very happy about it. I am glad I chose the zoo over a play area in a mall this week. Best 200 rupees spent ever. (If this review has helped you in anyway, click the like button)
Nice place to take your kids to. Zoo is well maintained with open enclosures for animals. There is a parking stand next to the park, so no parking worries. Please also note that there are battery operated vehicles available for which booking need to be done at the entrance itself. Will advise to walk to all those who are fit. Nice place to spend time alongside your kids.
Nice place to relax with family. The places has tree shades and the best time to visit is 2 pm to 5 pm. 3 hours is required to see the whole place. If the lion or white tiger didn't turn up at the first sight, chances are high that you can see them while walking back. There are 2 mighty elephants, birds, snakes and other wild animals. Nice place to relax. The place is little crowded on Sundays. But it is fun except you have to be in a long queue for tickets.
Nice place to visit with kids and family. You can spend an entire day there and go for a picnic too. Though there are less animals to see these days but surely you can witness lion,tiger, elephants, deer,bear ,reptiles and some other. Keep some water and eating stuff for your kids. If you are going with the little kids and toddlers,take there strollers with you because you have to walk a lot. The place is clean and has many toilets which is the best thing. No balls and other gaming stuff is allowed there. You can carry a mat to relax there. Overall a good place to hang out in pune.