Ranked 12 among Places to Visit in Hyderabad
Ideal Time: 3-4 hours
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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