Top 11 Largest Zoos in India You Must Visit

The simple first walled-in area for animals created, exclusively with a reason of scientific examination, was the London Zoological Gardens in 1828. From that point forward the quantity of such enclosures in areas and those which are open for the general population has crossed 1000.

The majority of these zoos, about 80% of them are found amid the city, and for a good cause. However, when such is the situation, there wouldn't have been much space for the animals.

Let us now have a look to investigate those which do have an immense amount of space.

Top 11 Largest Zoos In India 

Scroll down to take a look at the biggest zoos in India. 

1. Arignar Anna Zoological Park (Vandalur Zoo)

Arignar Anna Zoological Park (Vandalur Zoo)

Arignar Anna Zoological Park was the specific first zoo set up in India, and it is gigantic. It is the greatest zoo in India! It is found 15 km. away from Chennai International Airport and 35 km from the city. One can see 1500 types of animals, winged creatures alongside flightless feathered creatures, and creepy insects here.

• Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

• Started in 1855

• Area: 6.03 km2 or 1,490 sections of land

2. Nandankanan Zoological Park

Nandankanan Zoological Park

Nandankanan zoo is the second largest zoo of India. In the capital of Odisha, Bhubaneswar is Nandankanan Zoo, which is named "The Garden of Heaven". This Zoo has the capacity of being the main Indian zoo to be added to the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)

• Location: Bhubaneswar, Odisha

• Started in 1960

• Area: 4.006 km2 or 1080 sections of land

3. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

This zoo, which is a tribute to the late PM of India, Indira Gandhi, is confined amid an actual reserve forest (Kumabalkonda). It is home to more than 80 types of widely varied vegetation.

• Location: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

• Started in 1977

• Area: 2.52 km2 or 625 sections of land

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4. Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden

Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden

Another zoological garden situated inside backwoods (Hengrabari Reserved Forest) is the State Zoo of Assam. This fenced-in area is home to more than 113 types of animals from everywhere throughout the world.

• Location: Guwahati, Assam

• Started in 1958

• Area: 1.74 km2 432.4 sections of land

5. Nehru Zoological Park

Nehru Zoological Park

This one, too, is one of the biggest zoos in India. Situated in the capital of the recently framed Telangana state, this zoo is named after Jawaharlal Nehru, the first PM of India. It is home to more than 100 types of creatures.

• Location: Hyderabad, Telangana

• Started in 1963

• Area: 1.53 km2 or 380 sections of land

6. Mysore Zoo (Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden)

Mysore Zoo (Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden)

This zoo is home to around 168 types of animals found near the famous Mysore Palace. It was founded by a German exterior decorator and horticulturist, G.H. Krumbiegel, in the royal residence of the lord of Mysore Maharaja Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar. 

• Location: Mysore, Karnataka

• Started in 1892

• Area: 0.99 km2 or 244 sections of land

7. Allen Forest Zoo

Allen Forest Zoo

This zoo is depicted as an oasis amidst the mechanical city of Kanpur. It is one of the few forests that have been changed over into zoos.

• Location: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

• Started in 1971

• Area: 0.77 km2 or 190.2 sections of land

8. National Zoological Park

National Zoological Park

National Zoological Park is a botanical garden in New Delhi that has more than 126 types of animals, a lovely green island, and a citadel that goes back to the sixteenth century. The specialty and an incredible attraction at the zoo is the White Tiger.

• Location: New Delhi, Delhi

• Started in 1959

• Area: 0.71 km2 or 175.4 sections of land

9. Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan

Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan

This natural garden is the most visited fascination in all of Bihar. It is home to more than 400 types of creatures, birds, trees, and fish.

• Location: Patna, Bihar

• Started in 1973

• Area: 0.62 km. or 153.2 sections of land

10. Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

This zoo is special by its division as the whole space is divided into 3 sections. The first is the animal halfway house, a separate snake park, and after that, there is the zoo. This zoo is notable for the most poisonous creatures in it.

• Location: Pune, Maharashtra

• Started in 1999

• Area: 0.53 km. or 130.9 sections of land

11. Sajjangarh Biological Park