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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

#3 of 100 things to do in Darjeeling Features Animals
Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling 734101, India
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“red pandas” (179 reviews)
“snow leopard” (275 reviews)
“bengal tiger” (89 reviews)
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Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not a modern zoo where animals live in natural habitats etc. The animals here were primarily in old school cages and some were chronically pacing which is evidence of anxiety. It felt a bit sad to be there.

Thank SunnyandBuster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will get to see all basic animals and parrots different variety. Mostly it gonna take around 2 hours on an average to take a round including HMI COUPLE of places to have refreshments

Thank ankush j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The variety of animals is awesome. The compound also houses Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.The tranquility of the place on a weekday is good.

Thank Chefpayalgupta F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is spread over huge area. One can sight rare animals like black panther, snow leopard , royal bebgol tiger and red panda. Kids enjoy this place a lot. There is a museum in this property which is very much animals and birds informative....More

Thank swati b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit place if you are in Darjleeing and like animals or coming with kids. Though variety of animals is good but quality is average.

Thank KapoorSakshi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is very well maintained & the animals are taken care of. Kids loved the zoo. The awesome & pleasant weather made it even wonderful.

Thank SPradeep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Weather being excellent makes it enjoyable to see the animals kept in utmost care and in a almost natural habbitat

1  Thank ishika97
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo is full of wonderful animals. The Red Panda is a sight to watch for. Not to forget the colourful birds, monkeys, reptiles, bear, wolf, black panther, tigers, etc. Lots of excitement & fun.

Thank AshuRadhu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the title suggests, it has some good animals like red panda, clouded leopard, black panther, ghoral, Himalayan tahr including those found in high altitude regions but going through the entire lot can exhaust you as one has to constantly go up or down, nothing...More

Thank Kashmalan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit in Darjeeling. You will find a very rare collection of animals here. Excellent environment as well.

Thank GoutamSett
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Sahsha D
27 April 2017|
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Response from JhumpaSamanta | Reviewed this property |
Yes photography allowed but you have to pay Rs 100 for camera permission
Jay singh K
26 April 2017|
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Response from 116Sonali | Reviewed this property |
be prepared for rains...
Jay singh K
25 April 2017|
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Response from Smiley005 | Reviewed this property |
Toy train should preferably booked as early as possible through the web-site irctc co in. Remember to choose DJ as originating station and DJRZ as destination for the round trip to Ghoom Station & back. It is often sold out... More