Monday, 20 February 2012

TOP 10 LARGEST ZOOS IN INDIA | BEST ZOOS IN INDIA


Hi friends are you making plan to visit in zoo with your family or friends?, and want to know that which are the most largest and famous zoos in India, Then this article for your, This article contain the list of top 10 largest zoos in India based on area. So you can choose any one of them in your tour plan according to your location.



10th LARGEST ZOO IN INDIA
Lucknow Zoo
Date opened: 1921
Location:  Uttar Pradesh, India
Land area: 71.6 acres (29.0 ha)
Website: lucknowzoo.in
Zoo Summery :-
Lucknow Zoo is a 71.6-acre (29.0 ha) zoo located in the heart of the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. The Central Zoo Authority of India categorizes it as a large zoo.


9th LARGEST ZOO IN INDIA
Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park
Date opened: 1973
Location: Patna, Bihar, India
Land area:   152.95 acres (61.90 ha)
Website: forest.bih.nic.in/SGBPark.htm
Zoo Summery :-
Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan (also known as Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological Garden or Patna Zoo) is located near Bailey Road in Patna, Bihar, India. The park was opened to the public as a zoo in 1973, and is one of the largest zoos in South Asia. The park is Patna's most frequented picnic spot, with 36,000 visitors on New Year's Day alone in 2011.



8th LARGEST ZOO IN INDIA
Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park
Date opened: 1999
Location: Pune, India
Land area:   165 acres (67 ha)
Website: www.punezoo.gov.in
Zoo Summery :-
The Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, commonly known as the Rajiv Gandhi Zoo, is located in Katraj near the city of Pune in India. It is managed by the Pune Municipal Corporation. The 165-acre zoo is divided into 3 parts: an animal orphanage, a snake park, and a zoo, and includes a 42-acre (17 ha) lake (Katraj lake).


7th LARGEST ZOO IN INDIA
Delhi Zoo, National Zoological Park
Date opened: 1959
Location: Delhi, India
Land area: 176 acres (71 ha)
Website: www.nzpnewdelhi.gov.in
Zoo Summery :-
The National Zoological Park is a 176-acre zoo near the Old Fort in Delhi, India. The zoo is home to about 1350 animals representing almost 130 species of animals and birds from around the world.


6th LARGEST ZOO IN INDIA
Mysore Zoo (Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden)
Date opened: 1892
Location: Mysore, India
Land area:  245 acres (99 ha)
Website: www.mysorezoo.info
Zoo Summery :-
Mysore Zoo is a 245-acre (99 ha) zoo located near the palace in Mysore, India. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in Southern India, and is home to a wide range of species. Mysore Zoo is one of the city’s most popular attractions. It was established under royal patronage in 1892, making it one of the oldest zoos in the world.


5th LARGEST ZOO IN INDIA
Nehru Zoological Park
Date opened: 6 October 1963
Location: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, IN
Land area: 380 acres (150 ha)
Website: www.hyderabadzoo.in
Zoo Summery :-
Nehru Zoological Park is a 380 acres (150 ha) zoo located near Mir Alam Tank in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the three most visited destinations in Hyderabad. Zoo hours vary by season, and the zoo is closed on Mondays.


4th LARGEST ZOO IN INDIA
Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden
Date opened: 1863
Location: Junagadh, Gujarat, India
Land area:   200 hectares (490 acres)
Zoo Summery :-
Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden also known as Sakkarbaug Zoo or Junagadh Zoo is a 200-hectare (490-acre) zoo that opened in 1863 at Junagadh, Gujarat, India. The zoo provides purebred Asiatic lions for the Indian and the international endangered species captive breeding program for the critically endangered species.


3rd LARGEST ZOO IN INDIA
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
Gharial eating a fish
Date opened: 1977
Land area:  625 acres (18 ha)
Location: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Zoo Summery :-
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is located amidst Kambalakonda Reserve Forest in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
This Zoological Park is named after The Former Prime Minister Of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. It was declared open to the public on 19 May 1977. It covers an area of 625 acres (2.53 km2).


2nd LARGEST ZOO IN INDIA
Nandankanan Zoological Park
Date opened: 1960
Location: Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
Land area: 400 ha (990 acres)
Website: www.nandankanan.org
Zoo Summery :-
Nandankanan Zoological Park is a 400-hectare (990-acre) zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India. Established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009.


LARGEST ZOO IN INDIA
Arignar Anna Zoological Park (Vandalur Zoo)
Zoo Entrance
Date opened: 1855 (as Madras Zoo)
Location: Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu,India
Land area:  1,300 acres
Website: www.aazoopark.in/
Zoo Summery :-
Arignar Anna Zoological Park (also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is a zoological garden located in Vandalur, a suburb in the southwestern part of Chennai, India, about 31 kilometres (19 mi) from the city centre and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Chennai Airport on GST Road.

51 comments:

  1. WHERE IS GUWAHATI ZOO. IT SHOULD BE THE SECOND LARGEST ZOO IN INDIA AS IT IS 432 ACRES AND IS ALSO ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS ZOOS IN INDIA WHICH IS KNOWN FOR ITS ONE HORNED INDIAN RHINO.THE ONE
    WHO DESIGNED LIST IS A STUPID!!!

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    1. Read carefully ...the scale is hectare not in acres

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    2. What about this ?Tirupati Has 2nd Largest zoo
      Established in 1987, Tirupati Zoo or Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park is a zoo located at Tirupati and is Asia's Second largest Zoo with an area of 5500 acres. It is built on the concept of Hindhu Mythology. It exhibits only animals that are mentioned in our ancient epics like Ramayana, Mahabharatha, Panchatantra. The enclosures are also named based on Indian Mythology. It hosts wide range of animals, Reptiles and Birds like Deers, Monkeys, Lions, Tigers, Bears, Elephants, Peafowl, Grey pelican, Marsh crocodile, Starred tortoise etc.

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  2. The second largest zoo in this list has 990 acres of land.

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  3. where is kanpur allen zoo 190 acres

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  4. It is sad the SV ZOO Tirupati is not there in the list.. IT is the 2nd largest ZOO in Asia with 5,532acers.....

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    1. Tirupati SV zoo is 22.39 km² in area. thats about 0.00051400367 acres

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    2. tirupadhi is not zoo, zoo means in city limits or in a specified place all types of animals are brought and grown, so the statistic is correct,

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    3. It can not be categorized as Zoo park.
      But, the area is 22.39 Km2 (i.e.5532 acres)

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  5. Where's Kolkata Zoo? In wikipedia it said it was the largest zoo in India!

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    1. I guess wikipedia was wrong there sir. 46 acres

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  6. i have no objection because no.3 and no.5 are in our state [Andhra pradesh]

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  8. SV ZOO covers an area of 5,532 acres (22 square kilometers).It is the Second largest zoo park in Asia

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    1. It can not be categorized as Zoo park.
      But, the area is 22.39 Km2 (i.e.5532 acres)

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  9. Nice post about indian zoo places and really good to see this kind of blogs. thanks for sharing useful info with us.

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  10. This information is wrong and false there are lot many Zoos in India which are not listed in the above Top 10 zoos this is bull shit.... Assam has one of the largest and what abt Kolkatta....and I dont know how many still are there. Revise it once again and give us correct info.....

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    1. I think kolkata zoo is largest zoo in india

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  11. I think kolkata zoo is the biggest zoo in india..

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  12. Chennai Balaji Travels Organizes a complete one day group traveling packages wholly & Separate car packages from Chennai to Tirupati

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  13. chennai vandaloor zoo 1,490 acres ....!! biggest in India . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arignar_Anna_Zoological_Park

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  14. wikipedia . Fals website h yaro..

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  15. There are so many tour packages from chennai to tirupati.
    It has to be booked prior one day before journey date.
    As it is one of the divine place, crowd will be normal at all times.
    So people do not want to worry about getting difficult for darshan.

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  16. Sri Venkateshwara Zoological Park located in Tirupati city in Andhra Pradesh is the largest zoo in the country. The Area of the zoo is 2212 hectares.

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  17. very useful information for nature lovers and my location is very close to Hyderabad and i have been planning to visit a zoo park with my friends, now that i got the information from your article and it is pretty easy to choose the location. Thanks for the information.

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  18. India s old zoo is which city

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  19. India s old zoo is which city

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  20. You did not inserted Tirupati's S.V zoo park which was large in area in whole Asia.

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