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Address: 2 No. Alipore Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 027, India
Phone Number: +91 33 2479 1150, +91 33 2439 9391
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Good place for kids. But now they need to maintain one of the oldest zoo in india. This place also can be used for family picnic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Good place for kids. But now they need to maintain one of the oldest zoo in india. This place also can be used for family picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Alipore zoo is the oldest in India. It is spread over several acres of land and houses a variety of animals. One can enjoy a family picnic as this place has several gardens which are open to public. Zoo has got a good collection of White Tigers, Bengal Tigers, Lions, Birds, Hyenas, Giraffes, Elephants, Crocodiles, Snakes, Capacin Monkey and many... More 

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Much needs to be improved here, the zoo keepers should visit zoos of other countries to know how a zoo could be. Its smelly and animals are ill kept. Needs a change over, having excellent space and environment this zoo needs a make over

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Udaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Kolkata Zoological Gardens is a must visit place in Kolkata with a wide variety of wildlife kept in their natural habitat in the open. It is a good places for kids to be taught about the basic sciences and to enhance their general knowledge. The beautiful gardens in the campus can be used as a family and friend picnic... More 

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Pune, India
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Kolkata Zoo, one of the biggest zoo in Asia is spread over big area. Also collection of animals inside is also nice. But cleanliness is impacted. Crowd also is beloe standard who makes the places even more dirty. Entry fee is very nominal (almost free) and hence the crowd that makes it dirty

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Nice place for a family day out...but there is nothing special creature in alipore zoo other than some birds..

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It is situated almost at the heart of Kolkata,near Alipore.Have all species,may be maximum no.of species of all zoos in india.The snake house is the main attraction but do not skip the Royal bengal tiger family and the white tigers. Food courts are available.

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Kalyan, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Kolkata zoo, known as "Alipore zoo" is near to the National Library. The zoo is major attraction in Kolkata. Kolkata zoo is India's biggest & best zoo. This zoo has mostly all varieties of animals & birds. Including white tiger, Bengal Royal tiger, Lion, Leopard these are the main attractions of the zoo. No other zoo in whole world has... More 

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Jamnagar, India
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Zoological Garden, Kolkata Zoo, Alipore was established in the year 1875, and is one of the biggest tourist attraction in the city. with its lush green lawn, greeneries. It hosts wide varieties of different animals. The zoo is located next to river Ganges. Kolkata zoo is famous for its huge animal resource and especially for the Aldabra Giant Tortoise.... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Very nice place. Area is quite large. Different types of animals present here. Car parking spot is also nearby. Only problem is that you have to stand in a long line for tickets

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