Little away from the vizag city in the serene surroundings and pristine beaches of Vizag lays the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, an abode to the fauna from the wild life. The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, which covers an area of 625 acres, was first declared open to the public on May 19, 1977.
A mini train runs around the Zoological Park, viewers take uninterrupted view of the wildlife from the open top train.
The park is considered to be India's largest fenced zoo park. The courtyard being the Bay of Bengal and the neighbors Visakha Valley, is a perfect location for the vistors and the animals too. The Zoo has been segregated into different complexes to host variety of wildlife, like the "Cat Complex" where you can see the entire cat family with Lions, Bengal Tigers, Jaguars and Leopards etc.
Nearly eighty species of wild animals are in the zoo. The well planned layout of the zoo has different sections for primates (apes), carnivores, lesser carnivores, small mammals, ungulates and birds.
There is a "Deer Safari" for the visitors. The primates have to its residents - the common Langur, Rhesus monkey, Bonnet Monkey and also include certain other exotic fauna like Mandrills, Olive Baboons and Sacred Baboons. The "Bear Complex" hosts the Himalayan Black bear and the Sloth bear. The "Crocodile complex" with the crocodiles and the "Reptile section" hosting Pythons, Snakes, Land Tortoises, Terrapins, Monitor Lizards etc and the Herbivores section hosting the mammoth Elephant, Bison, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Nilgai and Thamin Deer and The "Birds enclosure" includes variety of birds like the Peacocks, Grey Pelicans and Rosy Pelicans, Pied Horn bills, Painted Storks and sweet beautiful love birds, Budgerigars and Cockatiels.
This place is around 6 KM from the Vizag City.
Travel Options: State transport buses ply from the city or a drive on your own vehicle or hire a CAB service.
Timings: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.5/ for Children
Rs.10/ for Adults
Train Ride within the Zoo:
Rs.10/ for Children
Rs.15/ for Adults
Still Camera : Rs. 50/-
Video Camera : Rs. 75/-
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