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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

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Address: Indiranagar | Near Mysore Palace, Mysuru (Mysore) 570 010, India
Phone Number:
0821 252 0302
08:30 - 17:30
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Wed - Mon 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, popularly known as ‘Mysuru Zoo’, is...

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, popularly known as ‘Mysuru Zoo’, is one of the oldest zoos of the country established in 1892, by His Highness, the erstwhile Ruler of Mysuru Sri Chamarajendra Wadiyar Bahadur. Mysuru Zoo holds an important place in Karnataka. In 1909 the Palace Zoo was named as

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens to commemorate the illustrious founder and since then it bears the nomenclature. Mysuru Zoo has gradually grown into tourist centre, imparting wildlife values. It has got 123 years of history exhibiting wild animals in the near natural enclosures. Despite majority of the zoos have been shifted from the original place to the new places, Mysuru Zoo could modernize the zoo, without shifting the zoo. The zoo is well compacted unit, with modern animal enclosures including heritage buildings attracting tourists all over the world.

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A great place to visit with kids

The Sri Chamarajendra Zoo is a one must visit place when you travel to Mysore with kids. its filled all type of animal a treat to watch these animals in close

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Coimbatore, India

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Coimbatore, India
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The Sri Chamarajendra Zoo is a one must visit place when you travel to Mysore with kids. its filled all type of animal a treat to watch these animals in close

Thank Gugan_Ilango
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its a good zoo and kids will enjoy. You cannot carry plastic bag inside the zoo, better avoid taking them.

Thank Vijay K
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mysore Zoo is at par with the zoos in Europe. Very neat and clean. The animals look well-fed. The lanes are full of trees with ample sitting areas and drinking water dispensing machines. It toilets are clean. There are rooms for nursing kids and a clinic as well within the zoo. There are many exotic animals and birds that... More 

Thank silverblaze80
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to see the new arrival animals in the zoo and we like very much and my children's are very fond of animus

Thank Yateesh1333
Coimbatore, India
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the most beautiful zoo. Walking is the best option to see all the species. We entered on a way and exit on the other which covers all the zoo along the path - well organised. This is the home for wild animals like Lions, Tiger, Giraffe, Deer, Bears & Monkeys. Also they had Peacock, Pigeon, Swan... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just few kilometers from the railway station (AC bus no. 201 from ksrtc bus stand pass through mysore palace gate, zoo gate and ends at chamundi temple gate- very convenient, regular and cheap option), this zoo is a must must visit place in mysuru. Best part is one entry, organized way and one exit (let you see all the animals... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its one of the best in south asia. I recommend taking the caddy/battery thingy to get the tour done.

Thank Adwaith N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Starting from birds, reptiles, omnivores, carnivores, herbivores, etc it houses wide range of animals and birds. Most attractive are lions, tiger, cheetah, jaguar, bears and giraffe.

Thank ank011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

it's a nice maintained zoo.You would be surprised to see amazing collection of species which you may not find in other zoo in even big metros .not a place to be missed if you are in mysore

Thank Hardik S
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Zoo has a Very extensive collection of Animals, Birds and Reptiles. The Chief attraction at the time of our visit was the Silver Back Gorilla and he was impressive. Considering the Large number of visitors that this place gets, its well maintained with attention to safety. Its a decent sized Zoo and if you decide to walk it, it... More 

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