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Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, Patna

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Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan is located off Bailey Road in Patna, Bihar, India. The park was opened to the public as a zoo in 1973. The park is Patna's most frequented picnic spot, with more than 36,000 visitors on New Year's Day alone in 2011.Officers- Director- S. Chandrashekhar, Deputy Director- R.K Jha, Range Officer - Manoj Kumar, Range Officer - K.K HimanshuHistoryThe park was first established as a botanical garden in 1969. The then Governor of Bihar, Sri Nityanand Kanungo, provided almost 34acre of land from the Governor House campus for the garden. In 1972, Public Works added 58.2acre to this, and the Revenue Department transferred 60.75acre to the Forest Department to help expand the park.Since 1973, this park has been a biological park, combining a botanical garden with a zoo. The land acquired from the Public Works Department and the Revenue Department was declared protected forest by the state government on 8 March 1983. Machli Ghar at Patna zoo.jpg
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  • This biological garden is a patch of dense trees amidst concrete jungle. A great picnic spot with friends and families, please note that it's closed on Mondays. Large species of animals reside here, g...  more »
  • For the morning walk it is the best place to be. This is basically Patna Zoo which has many sections based on the species. A must visit place.  more »
  • I went to this zoo this month yet again with my friends. Great place too be with family, friends, or girlfriend/boyfriend. This place is suitable for them all. Boating is a bonus attraction.  more »
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  • This is the only patch of dense greenery is the bustling city of Patna. A great place to spend time for people of all ages. The park itself is well maintained and laid out. While it is not huge, its size makes it manageable for the visitors. A good variety of animals and birds ​can be seen. Besides, there are other excitements​ like boating, children's park. Public convenience and drinking water is available at many places inside the park. Those who do not want to walk a lot can take the battery operated vehicles which are available near Gate no. 1. But the best way to enjoy, no doubt, is to take a walk. Even in the heat of the summer season, there is enough greenery and shade to keep cool. There is a cafeteria inside, but it is nothing to recommend. Parking is available at both Gate no. 1 and 2, but the area around Gate 1 can be very congested.
  • Very old and well developed area. During recent time, a lot of efforts have been taken to improve outer appearance. Revenue side would have been improved due better ticket collection and management on the gate itself. A lot of flora and fauna is available inside. Worth visiting.
  • Best place in patna to experience nature. Very clean n spacious.. Has wide range of animals from reptile to mammals like giraffe. Boating facilities r also available. If u don't want to walk whole area.. Cart service is also very frequent
  • Nicely maintained. Plenty of open places. Huge botanical garden with zoo , lake and kids park. Battery operated vehicle offering 1hr trip. Entry fees are very reasonable.
  • One of the best biological gardens in India.all sort of plants and animals can be found here. There is a canteen inside the premises. A large lake is available for boating at a very economical price.