Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

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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. By using our Darjeeling road trip planning tool, you can arrange your visit to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and other attractions in Darjeeling.
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  • Super awesome .... Very nice Zoo. Lots of species from Cold / Himalayan region which we dont get to see in western India. A must visit for kids. Equally enjoyable for adults. Very nice layout... 
    Super awesome .... Very nice Zoo. Lots of species from Cold / Himalayan region which we dont get to see in western India. A must visit for kids. Equally enjoyable for adults. Very nice layout...  more »
  • Requires a lot of climbing in different directions but smooth and worthwhile. Many rare species well kept.. require around 2 hours but closes early. Good eatery also inside 
    Requires a lot of climbing in different directions but smooth and worthwhile. Many rare species well kept.. require around 2 hours but closes early. Good eatery also inside  more »
  • It is a small yet well-maintained zoo. It has a host of animals of Himalayan origin. Some of them would be hard to find in other zoological gardens. Red Panda has to be the main attraction here. It... 
    It is a small yet well-maintained zoo. It has a host of animals of Himalayan origin. Some of them would be hard to find in other zoological gardens. Red Panda has to be the main attraction here. It...  more »
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  • Very nice and well maintained zoo. The collection of animals is not very large. But the atmosphere totally clean and well maintained. Inside the same campus is the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the Bengal History Museum. Also there are small shops near the entrance of the Zoo which gives us a chance to wear traditional dress and have photos. Very nice place for family visit
  • Animal has enough room for roaming in cage. Very neat and clean area. Separate place for mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds. A museum of Natural history enhance the attraction of this place. Himalayan mountain institute is another educative spot located inside this zoo. It has also a museum composed of all history related to Himalayas and its climbers and good showcase of their used equipments.
  • Very good maintenance. Very well built. Nice walkways. No regulation on feeding of animals by the tourists, though, but i will still rate it a 5. Sadly, there are few people who just ignore the basic requirements of being in such places and there is no control on punishing them
  • In the past few years have visited many zoos, but after visiting this Place I can say. It is one of the best and clean zoo. You will not even find a single piece of waste on the inside roads.Animals cages are also clean and well maintained and odor less. In short this place is - well maintained, clean, odorless and just amazing.
  • A well maintained zoo with a smaller area. Neat and clean. The staff are nice and strict which is the best part. The animals are in good shape though some of the enclosures are really small for some animals. Overall a good experience as a tourist. We Indians, need to be a bit more civilized

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