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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

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Address: Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling 734101, India
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By far the vest Zoo I have seen in India. Though small compared to others, it is maintained and cared well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not a great lover of captive wild animals ; the animals have reasonably large enclosures but still display the usual frustration that caged animals show . There are a number of 'big cats' , but the prize exhibit is the red panda , not always visible !

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

By far the vest Zoo I have seen in India. Though small compared to others, it is maintained and cared well.

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Chennai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a very good Zoo to visit. It has a collection of many species of animals. Rare varieties of birds are also seen. Children will like this zoo. Elderly people will find it little difficult to climb and see the animal dens. Entrance fee is also nominal. The Zoo closes by 5-5.30 PM

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A delightful zoo well kept and maintained and although the wolf seemed a little stir crazy, walking back and forth, everything else appeared content and happy. A good visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

from starting till the end,this zoo is a beautiful one to start your journey for an whole day darjeeling trip.you can start with dressing up like darjeeling people just after the entrance then you start walking and looking over to interesting animals around,then a turning with green wall and then the meuseum....tenjing institution inside was very interesting.the whole walkway is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a zoo, like all other zoos. And like other zoos, some idiots choose to ignore the "Do Not Disturb/Do Not Intimidate Animals" signs. When the animals don't react the way these people expect, hilarity ensues.

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Kolkata, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the better zoo's in India, with rare Himalayan animals and birds. Loved seeing the red panda and the black bear. The zoo has clear signage and it is well worth taking a couple of hours to spend here.

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Bokaro Steel City, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Per person Entry ticket -Rs.50 Include in the ticket is the pass to Mountaineering institute and Musuem of natural history. Worth it to see all the exotic animals over there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not like zoos, but had to pass through this one to get to the mountaineering museum. I imagine in th 1960s when it was built it was pretty revolutionary, however today it is difficult to imagine how the animals can be content there. Some have better enclosures than others, the bear was ok, but the lemurs didn't even... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with some misgivings regarding animal welfare in India and in Zoos in general but assuming you accept the principle of captive animals, we thought it well managed, the enclosures were OK and the animals in good health. Worth supporting.

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