We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best Zoo I've ever visited”

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Book In Advance
More Info
$83.00*
and up
Darjeeling Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #8 of 100 things to do in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 10, 2013

There were a lot of animals and these animals really moved during the day. A lot of zoos claim to have such animals but when you enter, you get disappointed with what you see but this is definitely not a rip-off. It has everything that it claims to have and they are really cute.

Thank Candiceee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,705)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"red panda"
in 597 reviews
"snow leopard"
in 303 reviews
"bengal tiger"
in 101 reviews
"himalayan animals"
in 68 reviews
"nice zoo"
in 66 reviews
"rare animals"
in 51 reviews
"big cats"
in 37 reviews
"natural habitat"
in 28 reviews
"animal lovers"
in 18 reviews
"high altitude zoo"
in 18 reviews
"black beans"
in 56 reviews
"mountaineering institute"
in 78 reviews
"star attraction"
in 19 reviews
"blue sheep"
in 19 reviews
"darjeeling zoo"
in 45 reviews
"main attractions"
in 17 reviews
"must visit place"
in 60 reviews
Filter

1,478 - 1,482 of 1,705 reviews

Reviewed May 5, 2013

From the Road one has to climb up a steep curve almost like climbing 10-15 floors to reach the Zoo. The road within the Zoo also makes you climb up and down a lot. Having said that it is a very nice place for Kids to enjoy. They have maintained some really nice animals which abode on hills and Kids would enjoy the trip including the Red Panda.

Thank mmurarka
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 5, 2013

the zoo is set up on the hillside overlooking the town and tea plantations. Its a very scenic setting. The zoo is well kept and clean, the area is landscaped so that it is a pleasant walk around the Zoo.
The enclosures arent massive but they are a reasonable size. Bigger than i was expecting for a little Indian zoo. The details of the animals are interesting, they go into the conservation and history of the animal. It was the first time that I have seen a zoo mention how long the animals had been around on the planet, which was a nice touch.
Bad point was the toilets that were very dirty and smelly. A problem I found a lot in Darjeeling. Dont understand why more cant be spent on the toilets in India, really lets the country down.

1  Thank trinity101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Loved the Red pandas, the majestic Macaws and theblack panther in the zoo. It is the only zoo in the world where red pandas are bred in captivity - they then release them in the wild. The macaws are too good and you can also visit the Himalayan Mountaneering Institute when you are inside the zoo

Thank ranjan_das
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed May 4, 2013

In any zoo, climate decides what all animals you can see. If you have children in your group and have a few hours to spare, do visit this place. It is a small place with birds and a few animals. Highlight would be the red panda.

This place also has Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Zoo has a small outlet serving souvenir and bakery stall serving bakery items and tea/coffee. Outside the zoo, there are many stalls which will lead you down to the parking area.

Thank RiteshShah
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park also viewed

Darjeeling, Darjeeling District
Darjeeling, Darjeeling District
 
Darjeeling, Darjeeling District
 

Been to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing