Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, Zirakpur

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Home to nearly 370 mammals, 400 birds, and 20 reptiles, Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park is probably best know as the home of the Bengal tiger. The largest zoo in Northern India, this venue is easily explored by electric cart, allowing visitors to access tamed wilderness areas inhabited by Himalayan black bears, jaguars, stripped hyenas, zebras, Indian pythons, white peacocks, and many other exotic animals. For an additional thrill, hop on a short but exciting lion safari. Use our Chandigarh day trip planning tool to add Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park and other attractions to your Chandigarh vacation plans.
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  • We visited Chandigarh over the Diwali long weekend and the Zoo was one of the main attractions that prompted the trip. Being parents to a 2 year old who loves animals, we decided to take her there. An...  more »
  • Excellent experience to visit this zoo, very well organized, good security & well maintained, many of the birds & animal.  more »
  • Nice place to go with kids. Please avoid going in hot weather. Try to get on to the battery operated carriage. Carry drinking water along. Stay away and don't mess with the zoo inmates. Just enjoy wat...  more »
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  • Its a good place to visit along with children during any season. Whole path is covered with big trees and one can get sufficient varieties of animals. It has a good number of tigers along with hippopotamus, ostrich, peacock (White and colorful), monkeys etc. On foot it took complete two hours to take a round. It is preferred to get the facility of ferry if you are along with children. On the way one restaurant is also available with soft drinks and snacks! One must visit this place if you are in Chandigarh.
  • Its perfect place to hang out with your young kids. This place is very well maintained with lot of wild animals. Staff here is very hardworking and doing there job properly. You can have an option of ferry inside the zoo in addition to lion and deer safari. Just avoid this place during hot summer afternoons. Animals are also hiding in there caves to save themselves from heat.
  • Awesome zoo. Have to walk for a long time but worth the visit. If going with kids take the ferry. Carry food and water due to minimal crowded options. Go early to enjoy everything from parking to visiting animals... Parking problem at its worst! Mismanaged entry and exit. People allowed to park on the road causing havoc!
  • Very nice zoo well maintained and take care of all visitors by providing them shelters at every intervals sitting arrangements, food canteen inside, dustbin every where, battery operated vehicles to visit all 13 stations. All animals are in very good condition with nice view and safety arrangements. You can see Royal bengal Tiger, White Tiger, Leopards, Haynes, zebra, ostrich, black bear, monkeys​, reptiles, golden pheasant​, silver pheasant, flaws, jackals​, and much more Really worth to visit. If you have your vehicle it's good but if not then book Ola instead of auto because they will try to fool you
  • A treat for kids, Zoo is very neat and tidy & well maintained. There are 13 different stations housing variety of Animals and Birds. Zoo has now introduced electric, on a small payment, you can commute between different stations. Another exciting thing is Jungle Safari, though the ride just lasts for 5mins, but it is worth spending money to check out Lions closely.

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