Nehru Zoological Park

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Time Required : 3-4 hours

Entry Fee : Adults: INR 20 and Children: INR 10,
Train ride- Adults: INR 15 and Children: INR 5,
Safari ride- Adult: INR 25 and Children: INR 10

Timings : 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM (April-June), 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (July-March). Closed on Mondays.

Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad Overview

With over 1500 species finding habitat here, the Nehru Zoological Park is one of the most loved attractions in the city. Neighbouring the Mir Alam tank, it is also known as Hyderabad Zoo. The massive enclosure plays host to Indian Rhino, Asiatic Lion, Bengal Tiger, Indian Elephant as well as panthers, pythons, deer, and antelopes. Given the proximity to the tank, a number of migratory birds can also be spotted here. It is among the largest zoos in India at 380 Acres and is popular among visitors as the animals here have been kept in enclosures that resemble their natural habitat.

Once inside, the zoological park offers a number of safaris including Lion, Tiger, and Bear Safaris. For kids, there are many fun activities and enclosures like the Dinosaur Park visit, Mini train ride and elephant rides. The zoo also has a museum detailing its natural history. Migratory birds are known to arrive every year to the Mir Alam tank lake and its embankment, making it their home for a few months and adding to the biological diversity of the place. 

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Animals at Hyderabad Zoo

The Hyderabad Zoological Park is famous for the large variety of animals that it holds. These include the likes of primates such as Chimpanzee from Central Africa, Mandrill, Orangatun, Chacma, Olive and yellow baboons, Rhesus, Bonnet, Monkeys, Golden and common langurs as well are housed in the zoo. Big cats found here include African and Indian Lions, Tigers and Panthers. Jackals, Wolves, Hyenas, Bears, Star Tortoises, water Turtles, Estuarine Crocodiles, Monitor Lizards and Chameleons, Indian Cobra, Russels Viper, Giant rock-Python, Tree Snakes etc. are also found here. Elephants, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Zebras, American Bison, Antelopes, Black Buck, Chousingha, Chinkara, Deer, Sambhar, and Brow Antler Deer are the herbivores one can enjoy watching.

Timings and Tickets at Hyderabad Zoo

The tickets and timings of the Hyderabad Zoo are as follows:-

Timings:
April to June: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
July to March: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday Closed

Ticket Rates:
Entrance: INR 20 (adult), INR 10(child)
Train Ride: INR 15 (adult) INR 5(child)
Regular Elephant Ride: INR 15 (adult) INR 5(child)
Maharaja Elephant Ride: INR 50 (adult) INR 50(child)
Safari Ride: INR 25 (adult) INR 10(child)
Nocturnal Animal House: INR 10 (adult) INR 5(child)
Brochure Zoo Details & Map: INR 5 (available at the entrance)
Guest House Available from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM at INR 200 for 10 persons, INR 2000 for above 10 persons.
Photography and Videography:
Amateur Photography Camera: INR 20
Professional Photography Camera: INR 500
Amateur Video Camera: INR 100
Professional Video Camera: INR 500
Film Shooting with 'U'Matic Video/Cine Camera: INR 8500 per location, INR 1500 Generator Fee

Facilities offered at Nehru Zoological Park

1. Toy train: This is a joyous ride for all children and saves you the effort of walking.
2. Food courts: There is a multi- cuisine food court just beside train station, a rhino canteen near Rhino enclosure where they offer snacks, cool drinks, tea & coffee, a Vijaya Dairy Parlor by the Giraffe enclosure that offer Dairy products and a Maharaja Canteen by the Parrot World that offers Food & Bakery items.
3. Battery operated car: Like any other zoo or national park, there are battery operated cars to take you through the park.
4. Bicycles: Bicycles can be hired from the park for INR 20 per person and it can be fun riding it through the park with your friends and family.
5. Childen's Park: As the name suggests, this is a park for children with a number of swings and slides for them to enjoy.
6. Butterfly Park: Nehru Zoo is the first zoo in India to start an open Butterfly Park in 1998. There are many different and exotic plants to attract the butterflies and the park is a home to several species of butterflies.
7. Jurassic park: This enclosure has life-size models of Brontosaurs, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurs are displayed with information panels to educate the visitors about each one of them
8. Aquarium: here are large fish tanks and many different aquatic species from both fresh and marine water. 
9. Museum: There is a museum here which explains animal and human evolution.
10. Boating: For people who love skimming through the water, a boating session is also in place here.

Experiences at Nehru Zoological Park

Get up close and personal with the wild as you indulge in the many safari rides on offer in the Hyderabad Zoo. You can learn more about lions at the Lion Safari, or acquaint yourself with India's national animal at Tiger Safari which is offered here as well. Other interesting rides are Bear and Bison Safari, where they take you in a jeep through the heart of the jungle and try to spot these animals while relating interesting facts about them.

How To Reach Nehru Zoological Park

Nehru Zoological park is located near the Mir Alam Tank in the Bahadurpur area which is known by all locals. You can reach the zoo via Lower Tank Bund and take either bus, taxi or a private car. 

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