Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, Pune

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#1 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Maharashtra
The vast Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park spreads across 53 ha (139 ac) housing exotic species, including reptiles, mammals, and birds. Walk through the lush green gardens and see elephants, sloths, leopards, and Indian crocodiles, then visit the snake enclosure, displaying an impressive collection of venomous snakes, such the king cobra, viper, rocky pythons, and many more. The snake pavilion also provides information in Braille. Visit the rescue center for injured and orphaned animals, then meet the true showstoppers; the white tiger and the Bengal tiger. You can take an electric buggy through the park if you're not inclined to walk. The park has plenty of restrooms, but no restaurant. Using our custom trip planner, Pune attractions like Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Children tend to like a change from home and school. But, the park could have a lot more to offer than it does. On a summer afternoon you won't have a purpose to spend more than 2 hours. An outing is ...  more »
  • It was big and took us whole day but not many animals. Good to spend sometime with family but nothing more.  more »
  • We are expats living in Pune, with 3 small, blond children. We were surrounded by people taking pictures of us everywhere we went. But the zoo itself is fun to visit with plenty of animals to see. the...  more »
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  • One of the most popular destinations to visit over the weekend is the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park located in Katraj. The park covers a large area and provide ample space to every animal they possess. Also the animals are well fed and people are able to view them except their sleeping hours. It is especially good for the kids as they get to see number of animals which they cannot see otherwise. The campus is covered by huge trees and has shade for most of the day. The snake park has a number of snakes as well as other reptiles, it had pythons as well as the cobras. Lastly just want to say that it's a nice, serene place which can make up for a good weekend spot.
  • Huge campus and many animals who are given huge and good area as compared to a zoo to live in. Looking at the coat and all, it looked that they are fed well and maintained as well. My kid enjoyed a lot. Lot of shady trees all over with battery operated car as well in the campus. Overall i think a nice serene place for day spending. The snake park was also impressive. Loved the pythons. Amazing collection of many habitat of snakes.
  • It is very good zoo having plenty of snakes and other animals. there have Lion, elephants, deer, monkey and many more animals. Cleanliness is plausible. For visitors toilet and water facility is maintaining properly. Parking is also available for two wheelers and four wheelers. There are so many benches available for getting rest . Overall good experience and great time.
  • Very well maintained zoo. Large open spaces for all animals except elephants which I saw were only in small hut. Takes around 2 hours to see it completely. Parking is available just beside the zoo. In summer it remains open for an extra hour. Tiger is a star attraction here. Toilets and drinking water available at many places as you walk around. If required, you can also hire bus. A must visit place for kids.
  • Very well maintained zoo. Large open spaces for all animals except elephants which I saw were only in small hut. Takes around 2 hours to see it completely. Parking is available just beside the zoo. In summer it remains open for an extra hour. Tiger is a star attraction here. Toilets and drinking water available at many places as you walk around. If required, you can also hire bus. A must visit place for kids. Very good place to take the whole Family and specially children. Many animals to see including Tiger, White Tiger and the Leopard. It has a separate Snake park with all the Reptiles on display. It has strict rules regarding eatables inside the zoo so it is a very clean place. Good to see families spending quality time. Parking will be an issue during weekends and public holidays so better go early or find a space on the paid parking lots on the opposite lane.
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