Best time to visitMonth of February and March
Open hoursAll days of the week except Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to doN/A
Budget25/- per person for Indians 50/- per person for foreign tourists
Best MonthsAll year
Rank7 out of 54 attractions in Gangtok
Set up in 1991, Himalayan Zoological Park is the first zoological park of its kind in the North-Eastern area of India. The Park fulfills the impression of cutting edge zoo, where the creatures are kept in imitated regular conditions. The Park has been set up, to safeguard the untamed life, without irritating the animals and keeping them in their normal habitat. Situated in Bulbuley, Himalayan Zoological Park is at a separation of 3 kms from Gangtok. At a height of 5,840ft (1,780 mtrs), the Zoological Park additionally tenders a mind blowing perspective of Mt. Khangchendzonga. This Park sprawls in a territory of 205 hectares in the bumpy terrain. The Government of Sikkim under the Department of Forest, Environment & Wildlife is controlling the power of Himalayan Zoological Park. The powers are additionally wanting to keep, the Himalayan species of creatures and flying creatures that are found in high terrains.
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Reviews of Himalayan Zoological Park • 4
6) Himalayan Zoological ParkOne of the best places I have ever been to. A zoo in between the hills. Here you can find some rare animals like Blue Goat, Snow Leopard, Red Panda etc etc. A must Visit place. But keep in mind you have to walk a lot through the elevation. There is also a bird sanctuary adjacent to it. Must Visit Place
The next day I decided to visit Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park. I started out on foot and asked for a lift from a local jeep. They were really nice people and dropped me a few metres away from the zoo. This is one thing that I just love about Sikkim. Hitchhiking. Now coming back to the zoo, it is quite unique in the sense that most animals are kept in a semi-natural habitats. I remember seeing Red Panda, Bear, Common Leopard and Snow Leopard amongst various other species. Overall it was a really nice experience. It rained a bit and made everything look even more beautiful.
Sprawling in an area of 205 hectares in the mountainous terrains the park enclosures cuddle Red Pandas, Barking Deer, Panther, Himalayan Palm civet, Leopard Cat, Tibetan Wolf, Barking deer, Common Langur, Goral Spotted Deer and Bears in a partly natural habitat. The HZP has been established, to preserve the wildlife, without disturbing the creatures and keeping them in their natural habitat. Located in Bulbuley, Himalayan Zoological Park is at a distance of 3 kms from Gangtok. The park also tenders a splendid view of Mt. Khangchendzonga. This Park sprawls in an area of 205 hectares in the mountainous terrain.