Jijamata Udyaan, Zoo., Mumbai

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Jijamata Udyaan formerly called Ranichi Bagh after the original British name Victoria Gardens, and now also known as Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan, is a zoo and garden located at Byculla, in the heart of Mumbai, India. It was laid out in 1861 and is one of the oldest zoos in India.Originally named for Queen Victoria, it is now named after Jijabai, mother of Shivaji.
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  • My husband and I spent a little time here enjoying the charm of the gardens and watching people enjoying this pretty garden .  more »
  • This garden is attached to the zoo and you walk around here. The place is nice for a leisurely stroll and watching the trees and flowers. The statues around are also nice, though it needs maintenance....  more »
  • It was indeed a disappointment to take my child to the so call 'RANI BAUGH / ZOO". One of the WORST tourist attractions, which doesn't attract the Indian Citizens. Our parents were upset to see the pl...  more »
  • Huge place in the heart of the city but not enough animals to attract the kids or people. The amenities for the visitors are not upto the mark. The newly opened penguin section is the main attraction nowadays. It is well maintained and the penguins are well kept however, their area should have been bigger. Overall it's a nice experience. Good place for kids, they will enjoy for sure. There is lot of room for improvement. The concerned authorities should look into this and make it a better place.
  • Well maintained Flora but not interesting Fauna. Such a beautiful large campus but animals are sadly few... The cages for all animals can be maintained much better. Too much money seen spent on washrooms. Rather should have spent on maintaining the cages and the poor animals. Tree collection is just beautiful all across.
  • It's a very good place with a lot to see. The fee, when I visited it was ₹5, which is very cheap as compared to the greenery. The zoo have many species of animals, ranging from rodents to wild animals, to snakes and reptiles. They have now brought the penguins too, due to which the fee might have increased, but I'm not sure how much do they charge now. It's a green and lavish place and appropriate for taking kids and for family visits. The thing, which I think it lacks at, is the place for sitting.
  • Overall management is now developing Still No proper route/map guide. No bear, lion, tiger :( For a Penguins a separate building premises and inner chill atmosphere is maintained for their survival; but even on odd days ( i.e. Less public) they make us round the whole building, it should be reduced. Police patrolling is very good, they supervise inside very well. It is advisable not to carry food there. Ask proper route in prior to entry and available animal sections to see. In rainy the walking path gets jam by mud flooded in water flow, take care of drainage grills in path.
  • This Zoo is very well maintained and a must visit for every Mumbaikar. It was previously made as a Botanical Garden and later Animals were added for educational and entertainment purpose. The Staff works pretty well and one must visit this place to see the Humboldt Penguins.

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