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Gopalpur Zoo in Kangra District is one of the best holiday destinations for the locals and tourists to explore around and have some real fun with their loved ones. It is a great opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts and wildlife photographers as well to explore and cherish. Visiting this place will feel like more of homecoming during the entire visit at the Gopalpur Zoo. Right from the dangerous lion clan to the glamorous deers, you will feel truly blessed to explore this wildlife spectacle. 

It is situated in Gopalpur village, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh in India, en route Dharmshala – Palampur road. What’s really likeable about this zoo is that it is adorned with maple trees, horse chestnut trees, and greenery.

Why You Should Visit Gopalpur Zoo

If you consider yourself a travel buff then this is a place which you must not miss at all. Here you will be finding a very diverse range of animals like leopards, Himalayan black bear, ghoral, sambar deer, etc. You can consider clicking their pictures as a memorabilia for years to come. 

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Top Attractions in Gopalpur Zoo

Himalayan Black Bear. Encounter those savage yet cute black Himalayan bear in the Gopalpur Zoo. Watching the bears is truly a spectacle and delightful to the eyes. Fundamentally, this bear is considered as a subspecies of the Asian black bears. Its small girth, fur and a small white mark on his chest makes him stand apart from his contemporary species. Overall, it is quite an experience to watch this animal. 

Muntjacs. The barking deer or Muntjacs are the charismatic hue in the zoo. Watching animals is really an immense experience in itself. It is believed that these bears came into the wildlife scene about 15-35 million years ago. These species can be found in India, Myanmar and Indonesian islands. 

Things to do in Gopalpur Zoo

Photography. These cute animal creatures will prompt you to capture them in your camera. And it would be not less than a sin to miss those precious moments that are bestowed by such creatures.

Triund Hill. Triund Hill is a very small but beautiful hill station. It is the kind of place which is entirely full of happiness where one can create some of the most interesting memories with their loved ones. It is fundamentally a very large area of land filled with green grass from where you can even see more or less the entire Dhauladhar range. 

Best Time to Visit Gopalpur Zoo

The zoo can be visited all year round. The opening timings of the zoo are from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  

Famous Food and Clothing of Gopalpur 

Himachal Pradesh is the kind of place that can make you feel liberated and rejuvenated within, as such are the vibes of this amazing state. If you ever plan to travel to this place then some of the must-eat delicious items which you cannot afford to miss are Madra, Dhaam, Tudkiya Bhath, and Chha Gosht. And coming on to the clothing of this state, people here generally like to carry modern outfits but can also be seen wearing traditional outfits like dhoti, kurta, turban. And the womenfolk generally like to wear a lengthy kurta, salwar, choli, etc. 

How to Reach Gopalpur zoo

By Air. The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport in the Kangra District from this place. It has got very good air connectivity with nearby and major Indian cities like Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, etc. After deboarding the flight, one has to cover a distance of around 28-30 km. For this, one can easily hire a cab or some other means of transportation. 

By Rail. Traveling via train can be really a phenomenal experience, especially for a person traveling for the first time. The nearest railway station from the Gopalpur zoo is the Pathankot railway station. The Pathankot railway station is very well connected with nearby cities like Pune, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, etc.

By Road. One can also choose to travel to this place solely via road. And this experience can only be enhanced if you travel in your own vehicle along with your friends. Major Indian cities like Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Mumbai, etc have very good connectivity with this place. It will take you a time frame of around 8 hrs, 35 hrs, 4 hrs, 46 hrs, 33 hrs to reach this place. You can consider taking NH48, NH44, etc.

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