Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park 1/undefined by Tripoto
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wildlife trails, photography
Rs 40 (incl. charges for the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute), Additional Rs 10 for cameras.
All year
Families, Couples
2 out of 94 attractions in Darjeeling

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

The Darjeeling Zoo is also known as the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park to honor the ex- governor of West Bengal, Padmaja Naidu. This is a beautiful zoo where you can find some of the high altitutde animals as well as some endangered species of animals too. The zoo is in the Birch Hill area which is presently known as the Jawahar Parvat. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had dedicated the zoo in the honor of Padmaja Naidu who was also a poet and the daughter of the famous freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu. This is one of the best zoos in the world and is the first recipient of the International award of "The Earth Heroes 2014". This is an award given away by the Royal Bank of Scotland. The reason this zoo was chosen among more than 300 zoos all over the world is that it has successfully conserved and looked after Himalayan Animals and also those which are of the Alpine Region. You will find the endangered species such as Red Panda, Snow leopard and Tibetian Wolf here among many others. There are also a number of Siberian Togers and Yaks here. Very old herbs, shrubs, climbers, medicinal plants and orchids cover most of the zoo and you will also find trees such as birch and aldar here. There is a huge aviary too where very bautiful birds find home. The birds conserved here include Rose ringed Parakeets, Ring Necked Pheasants, Himalayan Mynahs, Blue- Gold Mackaws and others. There are steps on many sides inside the zoo and these are for the ones in search of extra adventures. Beyond these steps are the area which are home to H8imalayan bears, Sambhar deer, Blue Sheep. tahr, barking deer, goral and Musk Deer. They roam about openly ball around and thus a trained guide is a must when you opt for these places. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is also closeby.
Jinty Rajkhowa
The wild side of the hills:
Nirbhay Kumar Singh
Darjeeling Zoo-Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological ParkThe main attraction of Darjeeling Zoo was Red PandaThere were Tigers,leoperds and so many endangered species.
Alisha Raut-pimple
This zoo is an ideal place for animal lovers. Seeing them caged breaks our heart a little though . Variety of animals and birds will make you fall in love.Tea GardenDarjeeling aaye aur tea garden nahi dekha aisa ho sakta hai kya ? After exploring we went to main market for some tea shopping too !That was all ! Next day we were back to our routine life which is hardly routine for us . Hope it was enough of a glimpse in our trip to explore northeast marvels Gangtok and Darjeeling ! Keep travelling and Do not forget to be Snazzy !This post was originally published on Snazzism.
Gautam Lahiri
One of the most interesting places is the Darjeeling zoo. It has great inmates - Red pandas, leopards, exotic birds, so we parked on the angled road and paid a quick visit.
Sandeep Gantait
A beautiful zoo with red panda as its center of attraction