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“Not a good idea to visit”

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
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Darjeeling Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #3 of 98 things to do in Darjeeling
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London, England
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376 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
“Not a good idea to visit”
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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, India
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“Relax your senses”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Must visit Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 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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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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“Red Pandas and a pacing Tiger”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

A zoo that contains a tiger, yaks, deer, a bear entertainer, red pandas, expressive monkeys and pheasants is interesting isn't it? Yes it is. Impeccably kept, the zoo gives a chance to visitors to get close to the animals. Just a barrier separated us from a Bengal tiger that paced up and down to stay warm. It was incredible. If that wasn't enough, the pandas scampered right under us for a long time time for us to see the lovely animals. To top it off the langurs taught us how to have lunch! But the zoo is small and we wished it was a little bigger with more animals

Visited January 2013
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