National Zoological Park Delhi (Delhi Zoo) also called Chidiya Ghar is located near The Old Fort in Delhi. The park was inaugurated in November 1959. Pragati Maidan metro station is the nearest metro station. Average daily footfall in Delhi Zoo is around 5000 visitors a day. This numbers goes between 10,000 to 20,000 visitors on Weekends (Saturday, Sunday).
Delhi Zoo is having 1350 animals with 130 species of animals and birds from around the world. Park is spread across 176 acres of land.
Animals in Delhi Zoo
At Delhi Zoo you can see animals like black buck, white buck, leopard, Chinkara, chimpanzee, hippopotamus, spider monkey, African wild buffalo, Giraffes, Lion, Elephant, Deer Brow, Hoolock Gibbon, One-horned rhinoceros, royal Bengal tiger, Himalayan black bear, Indian Porcupine, jaguar, wild boar, Crocodile and Zebras.
Birds in Delhi Zoo
Birds section includes migratory birds like peafowl, hyenas, macaques, and jaguars. Great Indian Hornbill, peafowl, spoonbill and eagles can also be found here.
Reptiles in Delhi Zoo
The center of the Zoo has underground reptile house which has different lizards and snakes. In reptile section you may find Indian star tortoise, Indian rock python, common rat snake, Indian cobra, Diadem snake and Indian sand boa.
Delhi Zoo Pictures and Photos
Ticket prices at the Delhi National Zoological Park
Indians: Adults – INR 40, Children (below 3 ft.) – Free, Children (between 3-5ft)- INR 20, Senior Citizens- INR 40
Foreigners: Adults – INR 200, Children (below 5 yrs) – Free, Children (above 5 years)- INR 100
Delhi Zoo Timings: 1st April to 15th October: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 16th October to 31st March: 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Zoo remains closed on every Friday and National Holidays.
What you can carry inside the Zoo
Food items are not allowed in the Zoo area. You can only carry water. Phone is allowed (with and without camera both)
Cameras at Delhi Zoo
You can carry camera in Delhi Zoo but you have to pay extra for it.
Still Camera Rs. 50/- per day
Amateur Rs. 200/- per day
Documentary Rs. 2000/- per day
Feature Film Rs. 20,000/- per day
Canteens in Delhi Zoo
Canteens are available in Delhi Zoo. After every few meters you will get a canteen, but no food items will be there. You can only buy water bottles, cold drinks, ice-cream, tea and coffee at very reasonable prices.
Battery Operated Vehicles
Battery Operated Vehicles / Rikshas are available in Delhi Zoo.