Amirthi Zoological Park, Vellore

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Amirthi Zoological Park is a zoo in Tiruvannamalai District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It was opened in 1967 and is about from district headquarters Tiruvannamalai city and from the Vellore city. The area of the park is 25 hectares and one can find beautiful water falls.Half of this jungle is cleared to serve as a tourist spot while the other half is developed as a wildlife sanctuary. A trek for a kilometre leads one to a full view of seasonal waterfall. The inflow of tourists is more only during the holidays. Animals at the park include spotted deer, mongoose, hedgehog, foxes, reason monkeys, red headed parrots, love birds, tortoises, peacock, crocodiles, wild cats, eagles, ducks, pigeons, wild parrots, rabbits, and pythons.Development & ExpansionOn September 13, 2013, Tamil Nadu government announced that it has allocated 3.5 crore rupees for the development of amirthi zoo. This development will include providing amenities such as resting places, drinking water facility, food joints, pathways connecting waterfalls, information centers and watch towers. Tamil Nadu Forest Department has planned to upgrade the mini zoo in amirthi into a small zoo at a total cost of 19 crore rupees. Vellore district collector also informed that Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has approved the upgradation of amirthi mini zoo. Elephant Camps Amirthi forest in Vellore Forest division will be one of the probable sites in future hosting rejuvenation camps for temple elephants in the state.
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  • This is a nice place for enjoying hour weekends with kids. The zoo is just a small one with very common animals, but definitely your kids will enjoy it. The park associated with the zoo will provide s...  more »
  • Visited in the noon. A beautiful palce to hang out and the waterfall is so nice. Its a romantic place and mountains and the trees makes the place more attractive. Its a nice place to take small shower...  more »
  • Its not maintained properly. They need to improve the infrastructure and feed the birds, animals and reptiles properly.  more »
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  • The place : Calm and serene atmosphere. Clean and well maintained pathways. Clean toilets . Better to carry your own drinking water. The Zoo : Don't have too much expectations. The zoo has a few animals, snakes , kites, etc. The deer park is good. A nice place for kids and family. You can spend half a day here.
  • Good place to roam around. This place has a small water falls as well. But you have to walk more than one kilometer to see the waterfalls. There is a park here. Children will enjoy here for sure. A good place to go with your family.
  • Nice place for college student and for adventure seeking people. Not good for family and couples as it is lonely please. Safety is a concern. Public transport are very less. It is better to go by own vehicle. Or in a group
  • What a great place, how I missed this place so many years being next to my native... But Nov to Mar is best time.. The new cottage inside forest style resort by Forest dept is excellent place to stay with river flow at background.. peaceful experience
  • Oh it was amazing, we saw so many elephants, about 200 of them. And after seeing them in the wild, I will never be able to go to a zoo again. And actually I am really pleased that Responsible Travel is really solid on things like this, on animals and captivity and zoos. Once you’ve seen them in the wild you gain a real respect for them, even when they are charging at you! In fact, seeing them charge gives you a healthy fear and respect for wild animals, I have to say.
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