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One of the prominent tourist destinations in Delhi, The National Zoological Park is a holiday spot popular amongst all ages of people, mainly includes kids and wildlife explorers. It is also the favourite weekend destination amongst the Delhiites. Established in 1959, you can get the delight of witnessing awestruck animals, reptiles and species of birds.There are two pathways, one which leads to the library and the other which houses rare species of animals and birds consisting Hippopotamus, White Tiger, Spider Monkey, Gir Lion, Hyena, Axis deer, Peafowl, Hog Deer, Banteng, Emu, Macaque, African Wild Buffalo and many more. 

Top attractions in National Zoological Park

The NRI Birds. The NRI birds are something that will keep your curiosity alive with their amazing features. The bright and colourful birds are a delight to the eyes. The NRI birds comprising from Australian native to the African region.

African Elephant. The famous African elephant made “Shankar” is a gift to the former President Shankar Dayal Sharma by the Zimbabwe government. 

The White Tiger. The six white tigers in the zoo, definitely steal the show with their thrilling walk. You will be mesmerized with the spectacle. These white tigers are the major attraction of the zoo. People mostly come here to see them. 

Also Read: This wildlife sanctuary is located in Srisailam covers an area of approximately 3,569 sq.km, and is known as the largest Tiger Reserve of India

Hog Deer. The adventurous Hog Deer is one of the intriguing animals in the zoo. You can see several hog deer roaming around their zone. 

Python & Indian Cobra. There is also a section where Snakes are kept. In this section, one can see varied snakes including Python and Indian Cobra.

Things to do in and around National Zoological Park

Khan Market. A great hangout place, comprising a hub of shops and restaurants. You can also find here your favourite brand stores such as Marks & Spencer.

Asia Tea House. Tea Lovers? Have you seen it? This amazing tea house is only about a mile away from the zoo. Here, you will get to taste different organic tees compromising from India’s favourite region, such as Darjeeling and Assam.

Best time to visit National Zoological Park

The zoo remains open for all the days of the week from 9 AM-4:30 PM.
The ticket charges 

Rs. 40/person for adults
Rs. 20/person for children
Rs. 100/person for foreigners

How to reach National Zoological Park?

Air. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport which is just a few kilometres away from the park. The airport is well-connected to other major cities of India as well as overseas. Once you reach the airport, you can hire a bus, taxi or auto to reach the park. If you want to go by your vehicle, choose two roadways Rao Tularam Marg and Thimayya Marg which will take 40-49 minutes to reach the park. Also, Delhi is accompanied by advance metro services. The nearest metro station is Pragati Maidan in the Blue Line. 

Rail. The nearest railway station is New Delhi Railway Station which is well-linked to other major cities of India and got the frequent train services across the country. Once you reach the station, you can hire a bus, auto, or taxi to reach the park. The nearest metro station is Pragati Maidan in Blue Line.

Road. The Delhi has got advance roadways connectivity which is well-linked with other neighbouring cities like some cities of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, and Punjab.

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