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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling, India
0354-54250,53709
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Ranked #5 of 70 attractions in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Gurgaon, India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was the best part of DArjeeling, my daughter enjoyed it the most. Animals are kept in their natural surroundings and there is ample space for them to walk and play around. Even if you don't have kids, don't miss it.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Let me tell you first that if you don't visit this place then you'll be missing a big big thing to know about the Zoological of Himalays. Also, there are lots and lots of walking needs to be done to see all animals/species/birds etc,so keep aside around 2 hours for this because this place is clubbed with Himalayan Mountaineering Institute... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

good collection of animal from snow leopard ,white chest bear to red panda well maintained zoo. DONOT BUY FROM THE GIFT SHOP IN THE ENTRANCE THEY CHARGE VERY HIGH FROM MARKET PRICE. souvenir shop is good to buy animal pin,stickers.

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Doha, Qatar
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You are running out of time observing all wonderful creations by god. Himalayan panda is an awesome animal only seen in this zoological park.

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Lucknow, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It is not only zoological park,it also has Mountaineering institute in it.Very nice and most of it the cold air blow gives you a real peace. It is unique,but most of animals were asleep,of course they are bored living there and want freedom .But especially I didn't liked that they have conserved birds also over there.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Its with the Himalayan Mountaineering institute. In fact, the institute is inside the zoo. The entire environment is very nice though climbs steep. The animal collection is also very good, unique and well maintained. Snow leopard,Red Panda and Himalayan wolf are just a few examples.To be honest. was not expecting such a well maintained zoo in a place like Darjeeling... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I am not a big zoo fan, but the Darjeeling zoo was unique, having animals from the surroundings not often seen e.g.Snow Leopard, Himalayan wolf and Red Pandas. Something very positive about the zoo is that it It specializes in breeding animals adapted to alpine conditions, and has successful captive breeding programs for the Red Panda, Himalayan Salamander, Tibetan Wolf,... More

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Delhi
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The zoo is amidst beautfiul and lush green forest like surroundings and built around steep slopes. It provides well created, natural and open environment for the animals (no cages except for the birds) which was unique and very appreciable. Visit if you wish to see exclusive mountain goats, red panda, snow and black leopards, bear, beautiful parrots and macaws. The... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The place has not been maintained very well and had very little to offer. Fortunately I wasn't expecting much.

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Udaipur, India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

there are two place in one area. Zoo and mountaineering institute. the only place worth going is institute. there is nothing impressive in the Zoo. if you have time crunch, straight go to institute and come back

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