Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

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    Location: Near Dairy Farm, Yendada, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530040, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1-2 hours.

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    Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is one of the third largest zoos in India, located in the middle of the Kambalakonda Reserve Forest in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. This famous zoological park is spread over an area of about 625 acres (253 ha). It is one of the tourist spots of Visakhapatnam and has an annual visitors of around 10 million


    The zoo has about 800 animals of about 80 species. The vast natural environment has a wide range of categories for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, small mammals, reptiles, ungulates and assorted birds. The zoo also has separate sections for butterflies and moths. However, this section is only open early in the day because butterflies and moths cannot fly at the end of the day. The walls of this section also cover the necessary information about the moths so that the visitors can see and know the details about the characteristics of the insects.


    Hanuman is sitting on a branch of a tree thinking what do you know!

    The park was named after Indira Gandhi, who’s the former Prime Minister of India, and it was declared open to the public on 19 May 1977.It is an amazing park Both for adults and children. People spent there weekend trip on here.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Squirrel team in Rajiv gandhi park.

    Birds include pelicans (pink and gray), ducks, daisies, spotted doves, parakeets, vultures, eagles, buzzards, macaws, and ostriches. Primates include common langurs, rhesus monkeys, bonnet monkeys (common Indian monkeys), olive baboons, ring-tailed lemurs (lemur kata), Goaldi marmosets and mandrills. Also recently added to the Primate category are three primate species of chimpanzees, brought from the Tisch Zoo in Jerusalem. Here are many carnivorous animals include barking deer, wild boar, elephant, samba deer, spotted deer, buffalo, wetland deer, nilgai, hippopotamus and giraffe. Visitors will also see carnivores such as leopards, jaguars, jackals, wild dogs and pumas. Situated in a vast forest, this zoological park introduces you to the natural beauty as well as the various species of animals, which will bring peace to the mind of your visitors. The diversity of zoo animals makes you feel like you are in the middle of a deep forest. Also for nocturnal animal fans there are animals like owls, civets and porcupines. If you want to see them, you must come to this park’s ‘Nocturnal Animal House’.

    Opening Hours

    All days in a week without Monday (09:00 AM – 05:00 PM). Monday is closed/holiday.

    Entry & Others Fees

    • Rs. 20/- per person for Adults
    • Rs. 10/- per person for Children (3-12 years)
    • Rs. 20/- for Camera (Photography)
    • Rs. 100/- for Camera (Cinematography)
    • Rs. 200/- for Car (with 5 Occupants)
    • Rs. 30/- for Battery Car (Adult)
    • Rs. 10/- for Battery Car (Child)

    How to Reach

    By Air: Kailasagiri is just 26 km from Visakhapatnam. On the other hand, Visakhapatnam is very well-networked with the major cities of India and various international countries by air. Visakhapatnam has its own international airport and it’s around 8 km from the city center. From here a number of reputed domestic and foreign carriers conduct their services. Air India, SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air Costa, and Jet Aircraft provide regular flights for Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Tirupati, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. There are also two airline providers, Malindo and Silkair, from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Taxi, cabs or buses are available from the airport.

    By Train: Visakhapatnam has its own railway station and it’s called ‘Visakhapatnam Junction. It’s just about 12 km away from the city center. This railway junction is well-connected to many other major cities of India like New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, etc. Janmbhoomi Express, Samta Express, Konark Express, East Coast Express, and Prasanthi Express are some of the best trains for Visakhapatnam. If you want to reach VMRDA Kailasagiri by train, then you’ve to reach ‘Visakhapatnam Junction first. Buses and taxis are available from the railway station, so you can easily reach your preferred destinations.

    By Road: Visakhapatnam is very well-connected to many small towns and cities by road. Several state and private buses are available from different cities like Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Kolkata, Vijayawada, and Puri. Super deluxe, A/C, non-A/C, and sleeper buses are also available. You can take buses, taxis or cabs to reach VMRDA Kailasagiri as it’s only 26 km away from the city center.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should carry some snakes and a water bottle on This trip.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, It is.

    Que-03: How many acres land of Indira Gandhi Zoological Park?

    Ans: 625 acres (253 ha).

    Que-04: The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is named after whom?

    Ans: Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India

    Que-05: How many species of animals are there in Indira Gandhi Zoological Park?

    Ans: 80 species.

    Que-06: What is the number of annual visitors to Indira Gandhi Zoological Park?

    Ans: Around 10 million.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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