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“fun place” 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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Ahmedabad, India
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“fun place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The HMI and zoo are nearby. It's a pretty nice zoo, especially the big cats and the red panda. You can have a good look at all the himalayan species. The cages are made over the sloping land giving it a natural himalayan look. Plus the black bear was awesome

Visited May 2013
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Alan_Jha, Manager at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Thanks for wonderful observation.
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“Red Panda & clouded leopard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

animals native to the himalayas.haven't seen them elsewhere.Yak,snow wolf,snow leopard,black panther..well maintained place

Visited April 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Wow Red Panda's Snow/Cloud Leopards”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Though there are many zoos this is a High altitude zoo similar to the Nainital Zoo.This is a must watch for the rare species of animals found only from the Himalayas .This would be full tireless and enjoyable fun filled visit.A totally different experince watching rare High altitude animals in their comfortable place.

Visited May 2013
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Ahmedabad, India
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“Open Zoo : Red panda and snow leopard are the main attractions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The Himalyan Mountaineering Institute and the Zoo are one package. It is not exceptional but it is worth a visit and I am fond of open zoos. There are tigers, leopards and many more animals to see. Dont miss out on HMI which features preserved memories of Everest climbers.

We spent almost 2-3 hours in the zoo and the HMI.

Visited May 2013
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Visakhapatnam, India
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“Steep uphill walks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Hats of to the local management for adherence to cleanliness and standards. An impossible feat from general indian tourists who were dirtying the property, teasing the animals, and behaving poorly - I am 100% indian.

I was very pleased to see a decent collection of local animals well maintained. My best wishes to this zoo.

Travellers must be physically fit as many steep uphill walks.

Visited May 2013
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Alan_Jha, Manager at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Sir
Thanks for appreciating and keeping the Zoo clean. Such messages not only encourage us but also guide our fellow citizens to keep the place clean.
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