Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden, Kolkata (Calcutta)

2.6
#5 of 11 in Outdoors in Kolkata (Calcutta)
India's biggest and oldest zoo, Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden tells a comprehensive story about the diverse wildlife living in this part of the world. Established in 1875 and spanning a total of 18 hectares (45 acres), the zoo shelters the nearly extinct Aldabra giant tortoises, elephants, rhinos, Bengal tigers, white tigers, African lions, giraffes, deer, and zebras in large enclosures. One of the prime tourist spots in the city, this well-maintained attraction is visited by 3 million people every year. Restaurants and air-conditioned cafes provide plenty of shade, refreshments, and snacks. Put Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden into our Kolkata (Calcutta) itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create an itinerary including Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
367 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 18, 2017
    The zoo houses a wide variety of wild animals and draws large amounts of crowd. It is a perfect place to visit with family, especially if you have kids or if you are a wildlife enthusiast. You get see...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    this zoo named zoological garden is situated in alipor area of kolkata.the zoo is spreaded in a very large area and there are lots of species of animals and birds you can see.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Last January with my two friends I visited alipur zoo on eve of new year.From the very morning there was a huge crowd.all the people are ready to a festive moods, they carry all nessesarry goods for t...  more »

Plan your trip to Kolkata (Calcutta)

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata boasts a variety of deluxe, high-end hotels, situated especially in the heart of the city and in the upscale neighborhoods of the South Kolkata district. While both mid-range and budget options are plentiful and can be found all over town, if you're not looking to splurge, consider booking ahead, as decent but affordable establishments fill up quickly.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Kolkata (Calcutta) by other users

3 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Sagar Island BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Mandarmoni & Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in West Bengal BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in West Bengal BY A USER FROM INDIA November, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans