Mysore Zoo

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    Location: Zoo Main Road, Indira Nagar, Ittige Gudu, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010, India
    Estimated Visiting Time:1-2 hours

    One of the impeccable attractions of the palace town of Mysore is the Mysore Zoo which is now officially known as Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden. The Mysore Zoo is located near the palace and is one of the oldest popular zoos established on 156 acres of land. The Mysore Zoo has carried Mysore’s heritage for centuries. Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar was the original founder of Mysore Zoo.


    The gorilla kingdom is home to zoos as well as chimpanzees and orangutans. Other animals to see include African elephants, bears, tapirs, rhinos, porcupines, white deer, giraffes, zebras, white and blue peacocks, horn bells, painted, storks, flamingos, love birds, parrots, vultures, eagles, pelicans, spoonbills, dwarfs, ostriches, king cobras, pythons, crocodiles, turtles, alligators, red kangaroos, lemurs, binturong, handbags. Total 1320 the number of animals and 50 species of ornamental trees. Just think of so many animals in one forest. India’s most ancient, large, and wonderful zoo is this Mysore zoo that will make your traveling on the one hand amazing and on the other hand will increase your store of knowledge.


    Blackbuck Antelopes in the zoo in Mysore, India.

    At first, The Mysore zoo was privately built on 10 acres of Palace by Maharaja Chamarajendra Wodeyar. Later it continuously expanded to 45 acres for 10 years which still exists today. Maharaja Chamarajendra was the original and real founder, so later in 1909, it got the Chamarajendra Zoological Garden. From 1892 to 1924, Mr, A.C. Hughes was the superintendent of the zoo and then Hughes, Sir Mirza Ismail, G.H. Krumbiegel worked to update the zoo. In 1966, Mysore came under the Parks and Horticulture Department of the state government and it was expanded to 150 acres to accommodate the Koranji tank. Then in 1982, it was handed over to the Forest Department and in 1989 it came under the management of the Karnataka Zoo. The development work started in 1999 with the celebration of its 100th anniversary.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Two elephants are playing with other elephants in background.

    The whole view of This place is amazing. Across 77.02 acres, Karanji Lake is located on the east side of the zoo which was a garbage dump in the east, no organism existed. Now the lake is playing an outstanding role in creating an environment conducive to the habitat of many species of birds and animals. The zoo now has 34 elephants and others. animals including green anacondas, giraffes, zebras, lions, tigers, white rhinos, and baboons. This place is Very well maintained.

    Opening Hours

    Every day except Tuesdays from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm and time duration 3 hours.

    Entry & Others Fees

    This is for adults Rs 80 and for children Rs 40 aged between 5 to 12 years.

    How to Reach

    By train: The nearest train station to Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden, Mysore is Mysore Junction which is about 19 min walking, 1406 meters away.

    By Bus: The closest bus stops to Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysore is C.B.S Platform and City Bus Station. The stops are about 3 min walk away.

    By Air: Mysore Airport is the nearest Airports to Sri Chamarajendra Zoological
    Garden. So you can easily travel by Air.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small bag Where you can carry all the essential things of your.


    Que: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, this is safe to visit. The nearest police station is Nazarbad Police Station, Mysuru.


    Que: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed both inside and outside.


    Que: What is the visit time to the Mysore Zoo?

    Ans: every day except Tuesdays from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm and time duration 3 hours.


    Que: Are there any parking facilities in the Zoo?

    Ans: In this place, Parking facilities are insufficient.

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

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