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National Zoological Park (Delhi Zoo), New Delhi

Features

Initially known as Delhi Zoo, National Zoological Park came into existence in 1956 and given the status of the National Zoological Park with the idea of it being the model zoo of the country. Located over 176 acres of land, the zoo has various trees with boards giving descriptions about plant species. The park has over 1000 mammals of around 44 species, around 50 reptiles of 12 species and rich bird life from different part of world. Central Zoo Authority of India has given specific role to the National Zoological Park in conservation breeding of the species like Asiatic lion, royal Bengal tiger, One Horned Rhinoceros, Swamp Deer, Brow-antlered Deer, Red Jungle Fowl. Before visiting the zoo note that no food except milk/infant food is allowed.

Timing

1st April to 15th October- 9.00 am to 4.30 pm,
16th October to 31st March- 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Closed on Friday and National Holidays

Local Transport

Nearest Metro railway station is Pragati Maidan Metro Station. The local transport mode in New Delhi are the Metro Trains (For time table and route check www.delhimetrorail.com), local trains, local buses (For timetable and route check www.dtc.nic.in), taxis, cabs and rikshaws.

How to reach

Delhi is well connected with domestic and international flights, to all the major cities within and outside India. The all major and, nearly, all the minor destinations in India connects to three important railway stations such as New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. Delhi is well connected, by a network of roads and national highways, with all the major cities in India.

Distance

5 km from New Delhi railway Station, 10 km from Old Delhi railway station.

Contact No

011 -24359825, 011 -24358500, nzpnewdelhi@gmail.com, nzpzoo-cza@nic.in

Website

www.nzpnewdelhi.gov.in

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