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“Rare Sight - Well Maintained Zoo & Good Collection of Animals / Birds” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling, India
0354-54250,53709
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Noida, India
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“Rare Sight - Well Maintained Zoo & Good Collection of Animals / Birds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Reaching there could be a bit fight :)

Dont trust the locals when they say just five minutes climb to the zoo. Its five minutes for them not for normal city dwellers like us. Instead insist of getting dropped near zoo gates :)

Very neat and highly maintained zoo. Animals n Birds look in great shape and they have a great collection as well.

I liked the huge parrot and red panda they had.

Kids were pretty happy n tired too and the end of it all.

Must Visit.

Visited February 2013
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“Not a good idea to visit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The zoo advertises itself as a conservation zoo - we went there with an open mind but were disappointed to see the conditions within which some of the animals were kept. Too many of them were pacing up and down inside their cages - this is a sign of an unhappy animal.

Visited February 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

i liked this most in Darjeeling.take at least 2-3 hrs and see the animals,dont shout or disturb them please.

Visited February 2013
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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“Relax your senses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The zoo with real animals... i mean they really have animals and guess what they were out so that we can see..from panda to lion to tiger they hv all...well laid out with proper instructions and security at regular interval..kids will love going there...the place is clean also.. u can relax ur senses and rekindle yourself..the nature is at its best....

Visited April 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Must visit Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The zoo is world famous for Pandas. Also schools kids can see many animals which they study in books. Good place to visit for Family and Photographers. Reach before 3PM or skip because many Himalayan Mount Inst is in the Zoo whcih closed by 4 PM and many wild animals are caged after 4 PM.

Visited January 2013
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