Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

4.2
#1 of 134 in Parks in West Bengal
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Internationally recognized for successfully breeding Tibetan wolfs, red pandas, and snow leopards, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park specializes in providing habitats for wildlife naturally adapted to alpine conditions. Take time to learn about the indigenous creatures of Eastern Himalayas by observing a vast collection of mammals, birds, and reptiles. The zoo's shop sells items produced by members of the local community. Plastic bottles are not allowed inside the zoo, but drinking water and refreshment stands are provided on site. By using our Darjeeling road trip planning tool, you can arrange your visit to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and other attractions in Darjeeling.
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  • Keeping the pandemic situation in mind. The zoo maintains a proper decorum to assure a good experience for all their guests.  more »
  • usually not a big fan of zoos but this one is a small, well maintained, clean place with many animals found exclusively in the himalayan area. esp the snow leopard, himalayan wolf, red panda and many....  more »
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  • Very nice and well maintained zoo. The collection of animals is not very large. But the atmosphere totally clean and well maintained. Inside the same campus is the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the Bengal History Museum. Also there are small shops near the entrance of the Zoo which gives us a chance to wear traditional dress and have photos. Very nice place for family visit
  • Animal has enough room for roaming in cage. Very neat and clean area. Separate place for mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds. A museum of Natural history enhance the attraction of this place. Himalayan mountain institute is another educative spot located inside this zoo. It has also a museum composed of all history related to Himalayas and its climbers and good showcase of their used equipments.

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