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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

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Address: Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling 734101, India
Phone Number: 0354-54250,53709
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Well worth a visit, even if you don't like caged animals

Well organized I should say, generally I do not like zoos as it is sad to see animals in cages, especially the big cats, but this Zoological Garden is worth a visit anyway. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well organized I should say, generally I do not like zoos as it is sad to see animals in cages, especially the big cats, but this Zoological Garden is worth a visit anyway. The variety of fauna is surprising, and generally the enclosures are not small, although tigers, leopards and panthers quite apparently need bigger spaces. Especially the royal Bengal... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very calm quite and beautiful place. Red panda and few of the birds are special attraction of this place.

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Nola, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The zoo basically holds all the possible kinds of animals of the Himalayan fauna. Many are majestic. Thanks to the big dimension of the spaces for each animal it is possible not to let them suffer extnsively

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Zoo is a last place that one would think about during a trip to Darjeeling...but I was very pleasantly surprised. We had a toddler and we went to the zoo for her...but I was very happy we did. It's a very clean and well maintained zoo and the cold weather makes the walking around comfortable. Obviously the exhibits were quite... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing great about the Zoo. Good for kids. The snow leopard was sleeping. feels bad to see all animals and birds caged. Visited the Bengal natural history Museum. It's OK

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't recollect when last I have visited a zoo... And may that's another reason why I enjoyed visiting this zoo. Extremely clean and well maintained zoo with fairly good natural environment created for the animals. Its not crowded.. Atleast not at this time of the year.. But hope they are making enough money to sustain the zoo. Its a... More 

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Siliguri, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (also called the Darjeeling Zoo) is situated in Darjeeling. It is the largest high altitude zoo in India. The Zoo is famous for some of the endangered species including Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Siberian Tiger, Tibetan Wolf and Black Bear. Tourists from all parts of the globe come and visit this wildlife park to get... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zoo at such an altitude is itself a beautiful experience. This is the only place so far where we could have a glance at a red panda.

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Siliguri, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, popularly known as Darjeeling Zoo, is recognized as the largest high-altitude zoo in India. This is a beautiful zoo where some of the high altitude animals (such as Yak, Himalayan bear, Deer, Mountain goat, Leopard, variety of birds etc.) as well as some endangered species (such as Snow Leopards, Red Panda, Tibetan Wolf etc) are... More 

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very first time i saw mountain animals. Yak, Himalayan goat, Himalayan Deer, Leopard, Cheetah and most Attractive Red Panda etc. can be seen there. Lots of attractive and different birds are there. Zoo is well maintained. My kids enjoyed lot.

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