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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

(4.1/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
Internationally recognized for successfully breeding Tibetan wolfs, red pandas, and snow leopards, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park specializes in providing habitats for wildlife naturally adapted to alpine conditions. Take time to learn about the indigenous creatures of Eastern Himalayas by observing a vast collection of mammals, birds, and reptiles. The zoo's shop sells items produced by members of the local community. Plastic bottles are not allowed inside the zoo, but drinking water and refreshment stands are provided on site. Add Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and other attractions to your Darjeeling trip itinerary using our Darjeeling itinerary planner.
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  • The construction is unique. The natural slopes of the hills are utilitised to provide shelters to the inmates. Some cages can be seen from top with a birds view. Houses numbers of birds and deers. The...  more »
  • It's a good experience .As you will come to know about the animals Which is not available in all the zoo such as snow leopard, red Panda, and one of the character from jungle book that is bhageera ( p...  more »
  • At 100INR per foreigner it is good value. It's theme of Himalayan animals and birds makes it particularly interesting. The leopard, Bengal Tiger, Yak and Red Panda were my personal favourites. Worth a...  more »
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  • Probably one of the best zoos in India where animals are kept close to their natural habitat. Wonderful trails take you through gift zoo. Absolutely the best activity for families early in the morning when the animals are sunning themselves. Must do on your next visit to Gangtok. Don't miss the feeding of the snow leopard at around 1100
  • I visit it 1st jan 2015 unfortunately this day is monday that is why the whole Darjeeling is off in this day .(every monday off )so i don't enter🚫 inside of this but from outsidr i saw some deers 🐾 and it's nature is so beautiful .
  • Animals are well kept and easily visible except the Red Panda which is very small and often stays hidden in the trees. Lots of steep uphill walking to be done. You also get to visit HMI and one another museum present in the same compound.
  • Awesome place.... one can discover the wild life of himalyan beauti.
  • It's a nice zoo. Good for kids and nature lovers. But people behave quite immaterially by yelling and disturbing animals. I think watching wildlife and nature peacefully is most soothing than anything else. Caution: You won't get entry tickets after 4 pm. Try to go before 3 pm so that you can see every bit of it. Tiger and other animals appear and disappear so it takes time n patience. Administration should enlarge birds areas, clean it and make it camera friendly.