Ranked 11 among Places to Visit in Visakhapatnam
Ideal Time: 2-3 hrs
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is a scenic location set amidst the Eastern Ghats and is a part of the Kambalakonda Forest Reserve. It acts as a home for approximately eighty different species of animals spread over an area of 625 acres and is one of the largest zoological parks in Andhra Pradesh. The Bay of Bengal is situated close by, which makes it an ideal destination to study flora and fauna right beside each other. Perhaps nothing ever delighted us as children than a visit to the zoo, and this destination does precisely that. With its dedicated sections for different varieties of animals such as primates, carnivores, mammals, ungulates and birds; this destination houses a vast range of animals.
This park also has a separate section for butterflies and moths, which also makes up for an exciting study. This part of the park is open only during the day, as moths and butterflies cannot fly during the late hours of the day. The walls are adorned with pictures and information about these gentle creatures to spread awareness about them. The animal population here is perfectly complemented by the surrounding foliage of the Eastern Ghats, which surrounds this place on three sides. Located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the zoological park is named after the former Prime Minister of India. The park opened its gates to the visitors on 19th May 1977. The area of the entire park sums to about 625 acres. It is almost always flocked by tourists, who visit this park to witness the myriad of creatures. There is even a mini train inside the park to view all of its premises.
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