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.