Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, popularly known as ‘Mysuru Zoo’, is one of the oldest zoos of the country established in 1892, by His Highness, the erstwhile Ruler of Mysuru Sri Chamarajendra Wadiyar Bahadur. Mysuru Zoo holds an important place in Karnataka. In 1909 the Palace Zoo was named as Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens to commemorate the illustrious founder and since then it bears the nomenclature. Mysuru Zoo has gradually grown into tourist centre, imparting wildlife values. It has got 123 years of history exhibiting wild animals in the near natural enclosures. Despite majority of the zoos have been shifted from the original place to the new places, Mysuru Zoo could modernize the zoo, without shifting the zoo. The zoo is well compacted unit, with modern animal enclosures including heritage buildings attracting tourists all over the world.
Duration: More than 3 hours
Meets animal welfare guidelines
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  • Sudipta Shaheen
    Bengaluru, India1,160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    well maintained zoo
    It is one of the best zoo I have even visited in India. I have seen zoo in bangalore, kolkata and hyderabad. I will say, Mysore zoo is best. It is very well maintained. The zoo was fully covered with lot of trees, so you will not feel the hot weather. If you want you can take battery operated vehicle inside zoo which will cost you around 220 rs per head. better to roam by walking (approx 5km walking).
    Visited June 2023
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Pratush
    New Delhi, India375 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit during your visit to Mysore
    We were on a tour to Mysore where we thought we will give this zoo a shot to see what with all the good reviews is about. And we were amazed to see the cleanliness, Staff behavior at the topmost, Helpfulness etc. The zoo is filled with amazing collections of animals which becomes a must visit during you visit to Mysore. The entry tickets cost INR 100/-PP. Please do not carry plastic water bottles as they will charge you INR 10/- for taking inside the zoo. Though you can get this refund if you hold onto the bottle and sticker which they will stick at the bottle at the time of entrance. This same can be availed while exiting the zoo. On the left hand side you will see a small standee displaying get your refund here.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 September 2023
  • Erlic A
    Goa, India7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit with Kids
    Great place to visit with kids above 5 years, they really appreciate the variety of birds, animals and reptiles. It took us 4 hours to complete the walk around the entire Zoo, which included a 30 min break at the cafeteria, just to rest. The food at the cafeteria is primarily south Indian food, which didn't intrigue us much, since we were eating the same for the last couple of days. Make sure you wear the most comfortable shoes if you plan to walk, and carry a bottle, so you can fill it up at the watering stations, which are well spaced out, carry a cap, it's not too hot though cause of all the trees. There is also a buggy option, however they cover the entire Zoo in an hour and you don't get time to spend at each exhibit, it's a quick tour. The zoo doesn't permit plastics, or outside food, they check the bags at the entrance post buying your tickets.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 April 2024
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Erlic A
Goa, India7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great place to visit with kids above 5 years, they really appreciate the variety of birds, animals and reptiles. It took us 4 hours to complete the walk around the entire Zoo, which included a 30 min break at the cafeteria, just to rest. The food at the cafeteria is primarily south Indian food, which didn't intrigue us much, since we were eating the same for the last couple of days. Make sure you wear the most comfortable shoes if you plan to walk, and carry a bottle, so you can fill it up at the watering stations, which are well spaced out, carry a cap, it's not too hot though cause of all the trees. There is also a buggy option, however they cover the entire Zoo in an hour and you don't get time to spend at each exhibit, it's a quick tour.

The zoo doesn't permit plastics, or outside food, they check the bags at the entrance post buying your tickets.

Written 25 April 2024
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Kavin V
Namakkal, India81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Very well maintained and beautiful zoo. Wide variety of species are found here. Must also be proud that it is the oldest zoo in the country. Definitely recommended for children.
Written 6 April 2024
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Akshat G
303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
It is a very large zoo - can easily take 2-3 hours. Good quality .. unfortunately we went at a time it was crowded.. non holiday period weekdays shall hopefully be better crowd wise
Written 5 January 2024
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Jet18691803966
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
One of the best zoological park. Every Vere has greenery. Many beautiful animals. Neet and Clean area.
Written 26 December 2023
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Sourav
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
My third time at the zoo. I have never been dissappointed here. Animals are very well taken care of so are visitors. The whole walk is almost 3km.
Written 5 December 2023
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Rajinder Narang
New Delhi, India2,187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Visited the Zoo early morning entry to the zoo is through an underpass across the road but being a senior citizen they allowed me entry at ground level through the staff gate had booked the entry ticket and ticket for my camera @₹100 each plus ₹6 as connivence fee went straight to the entry Golf cars are available for an one hour round at ₹200 per adult and ₹150 for children and senior citizens

The zoo has many animals and is well planned sharing pics of animals in the zoo
Written 3 December 2023
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Pratush
New Delhi, India375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We were on a tour to Mysore where we thought we will give this zoo a shot to see what with all the good reviews is about.
And we were amazed to see the cleanliness, Staff behavior at the topmost, Helpfulness etc.
The zoo is filled with amazing collections of animals which becomes a must visit during you visit to Mysore.

The entry tickets cost INR 100/-PP. Please do not carry plastic water bottles as they will charge you INR 10/- for taking inside the zoo. Though you can get this refund if you hold onto the bottle and sticker which they will stick at the bottle at the time of entrance.
This same can be availed while exiting the zoo. On the left hand side you will see a small standee displaying get your refund here.
Written 18 September 2023
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Sudipta Shaheen
Bengaluru, India1,160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
It is one of the best zoo I have even visited in India. I have seen zoo in bangalore, kolkata and hyderabad. I will say, Mysore zoo is best. It is very well maintained. The zoo was fully covered with lot of trees, so you will not feel the hot weather. If you want you can take battery operated vehicle inside zoo which will cost you around 220 rs per head. better to roam by walking (approx 5km walking).
Written 10 July 2023
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Snigdha Majumdar
Bengaluru, India376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Good Day out with a 4 year old. We booked the buggy which made it easier. We had booked it online. The buggy driver also explained on the way. The buggy time is only for an hour.
Written 5 July 2023
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aquarian_India
Bengaluru, India289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Loved it totally. Lots of animals to see and the best part is battery car to go inside the park. Must visit when in or around Mysore. There are eating places inside the park and at lot of places there are drinking water facilities within park. We enjoyed it fully.
Written 22 June 2023
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