Sardar Patel Zoological Park

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Timings : Monday to Sunday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee : INR 200 for adults and INR 125 for children.

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Sardar Patel Zoological Park, Vadodara Overview

Sardar Patel Zoological Park is a newly inaugurated zoo situated in Kevadia, a town in the Narmada district of Gujarat. Located in the vicinity of the majestic Statue of Unity, this tremendous establishment hosts about 170 different species of wildlife from all across the globe, is home to a wide range of plant life and has a breathtaking aviary inhabited by endemic as well as foreign varieties of birds. The Royal Bengal Tigers, Zebras, Leopards etc. are only a few examples of wild animals one can explore here.

The park was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31st October 2020, commemorating the birth anniversary of the much revered leader of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is spread over a vast expanse of land about 1,300 acres in size. Unlike conventional zoos, the Sardar Patel Zoological Park is built with an “open design”, wherein the animals aren’t displayed in cages, but bred in their natural environment. Golf carts are provided for excursions through the park, which truly feel as thrilling as a jungle safari. Volunteers are present at every nook and corner of the park to assist tourists and guide them around the premises.

Places to Visit Around Sardar Patel Zoological Park

1. Statue of Unity

Statue of Unity
Located 3 km away from the zoo, on the Narmada river, the statue of unity is an enormous statue commemorating the much adored late Indian statesman, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Standing at an astounding (Read More) height of over 180 meters, it is the world’s tallest statue and was inaugurated by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in October, 2020. The statue is divided into various levels along its length, some of which are accessible to the people in the form of viewing galleries, a memorial garden and a museum dedicated to Patel’s contributions towards the country. The statue solemnly stands as a symbol of architectural magnificence and is perennially bustling with tourists.

2. Sardar Sarovar Dam

 Sardar Sarovar Dam
The Sardar Sarovar Dam is a colossal structure made out of concrete on the Narmada river, about 7km away from the Sardar Patel Zoo. It is the largest of the 30 dams, located along the Narmada and the (Read More)second largest of its kind in the world. A stellar feat of architecture, the dam is quite popular amongst tourists. The dam authorities provide guided tours in which visitors are able to see some important spots around the structure, like the gardens and the foundation stone. The dam is also frequented by students, attending nature camps.

3. Cactus Garden

 Cactus Garden
The Cactus Garden is a unique botanical garden dedicated to cacti. Located at about 11 km from the zoo, the cactus garden is spread over an enormous 25 acre piece of land and contains an awe-inspiring (Read More) 6 lakh plants of 450 different varieties. It is a must visit for nature lovers, since the greenery on display is quite stunning.

4. Children’s Nutrition Park

Children’s Nutrition Park
The Children’s Nutrition Park is a tourist attraction built for the purpose of edutainment for parents as well as kids. The premise of this establishment is “Sahi Poshan, Desh Roshan&rdquo (Read More); which means that if the nutrition is right, the nation shall be bright. The train ride conducted through the park is especially enjoyable, with a ton of different interactive games to keep the children entertained along the way. It is located about 5 km away from the Sardar Patel Zoo.

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Biodiversity at Sardar Patel Zoological Park

The ecological beauty on display in the Sardar Patel Zoological Park is a spectacle to behold. The zoo is built across 7 levels keeping ecological balance in mind. The animals present here have been imported from all over the world, like America, Europe and Africa, which have been segregated into different areas based upon their type. Not only can one spot common varieties of fauna, like Zebras, Deers and Giraffes but also rarer ones, like Wallabies, Llamas and Alpacas from the Netherlands. There are over 5 lakh plants carpeted across the zoo which augment the greenery of the area. The zoo’s aviary houses around 1100 birds of 30 different types and is also the largest geodesic dome of the world. 

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Things to Do in Sardar Patel Zoological Park

1. Excursions on Golf Carts
The zoo provides state-of-the art golf carts for the exploration of wildlife. These tours resemble jungle safaris as one can observe indiginious and exotic species of animals very closely, owing to the “Open Design” architecture of the park. 

2. Visiting the Aviary 
The twin aviaries are a major attraction of the zoological park which houses a myriad of different varieties of birds. Their speciality is that not only do they give the tourists a chance to view these birds but also pet them, at the designated petting zones.

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Best Time to Visit Sardar Patel Zoological Park Best Time to Visit Sardar Patel Zoological Park

Best time to visit Sardar Patel Zoological Park is from October to November. During the months between monsoon and winter as the temperature takes a dive, the weather is ideal for travellers to roam around.

How to Reach Sardar Patel Zoological Park

By Air
The Vadodara Airport is the nearest airport which connects Kevadia to most of the Indian cities, after which one can book for taxis or travel in local transport to Kevadia. 

By Rail 
The nearest railway station is the Bharuch junction, where visitors from cities like Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur etc can get off then board the local bus service to get to Kevadia. 

By Road
The distance between Vadodara and Kevadia is about 85 km which can be smoothly covered by bus services, personal taxis or private taxis.

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