There are many zoos in South India. Few are large in size; and few have many animals. The most popular among all these is Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, popularly known as Mysore Zoo.Mysore Zoo first opened in the year 1892 and it spread over 157 acres. The zoo has around 1300 animals at present. It is nicely managed and maintained and one of the main tourist attractions in Mysore.Once you enter the zoo, it has a track to follow to cover all the animals and birds in the zoo. There are electric vehicles available for the people who face challenges to walk.It started first with birds section and then leopard, tiger lion. The cage of Leopard is having glass wall so you can see them nicely.
One of the most fascinating things about Mysore is , its Zoological Garden (or as we all call it, Mysore Zoo). Its spread over around 157 Acre and it is one of the oldest zoos in India with a variety of around 168 different species. It's officially called as 'Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens'. As usual, people were pouring in in groups of big numbers. The ticket price is INR 100 per adult. You need to pay 100 bucks more if you are carrying your 'Still Camera' (which we thought so but got to know , there is no one actually checking!) So, I would suggest, you can get away with it. I am not going to bore you with the details of the zoo and you will find everything here.We spent around 3 hours in the zoo. There is something I found which could have been better is the way they have marked the pathway. It can be really confusing to know where exactly you will find a particular animal if you are coming for the first time. I have been there a couple of times, but still we missed the Tiger enclose (oh, how I missed that!) Luckily the weather was pleasant enough for us to roam without getting tired. I will attach some of the images here-
The palace is illuminated on Sundays and Public holidays between 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.Mysore zoo is one of the oldest Zoos in India. The original Mysore Zoo was created way back in 1892 on 10 acres of land by a German horticulturist named G.H. Krumbeigal. The official name of this Zoo is Sri Chamrajendra Zoological gardens and today it is spread over 157 acres of land. This Zoo houses more than 164 species of animals including lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, white Rhinoceros, peacocks, bear, different species of birds etc.. The Zoo is a fun place for children.
5. Mysore Zoo : The Mysore Zoo is a home to over 160+ wide range of species! Spread across an area of 157 acre, it's one of the oldest and most popular zoo in India. Apart from animals like tigers, lions, giraffe etc., the zoo is famous for the white rhinoceros and green anacondas! To be honest, snakes give me the creeps so I didn't even enter the snake house. Keep your strength intact before entering. You're going to need it.