Are you planning to visit National Zoological Park Delhi (Zoo of Delhi/ Chidiya Ghar Delhi) during your Delhi tour or weekend holiday in Delhi? The National Zoological Park Delhi is visited by nature lovers and animal lovers from all over India and world. It houses various animals of many species. The Zoo is well maintained and if you are on a tour of Delhi you must to see the Delhi Zoo.
Interesting Facts about Delhi Chidiya Ghar
Delhi Zoo ( Chidiya Ghar ) also known as National Zoological Park is spread in an area of 176 acre and inhibits 1350 animals of 130 species. These animals are brought here from all over the world.
Tourist visiting Zoo can watch the zoo either on foot or on the vehicle provided on rent by the Delhi zoo authorities.
Delhi Zoo also has a canteen within.
Animals like chimpanzee, hippopotamus, spider monkey, African wild buffalo, Gir lion, Zebras, hyenas, macaques, and jaguars can be seen here.
Brief History of Delhi National Zoological Park:
The history says that National Zoological Park was built in 1959. It is situated near Old Fort monument of Delhi. It was designed by Carl Hagenbeck. It was opened to public in 1959 and was originally named Delhi Zoo/Chidiya Ghar of Delhi .
In the year 1982, the Zoo was renamed to National Zoological Park of Delhi.
Tourist attraction around National Zoological Park Delhi:
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium:
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium is the hockey stadium in Delhi. It hosts various hockey matches and tournaments throughout the year.
Delhi Golf Course:
Delhi Golf Course is one of the major Golf Courses of the city and it is also the oldest. It has both a 18 hole course and a 9 hole course.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium:
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is a multi purpose stadium which hosts many football matches and also is host for other sports. It can incorporate 60,000 people at a time.
How to reach to National Zoological Park:
Tourist always wondering how to reach National Zoological park Delhi(Chidiya Garh/Delhi Zoo) & what are the transport options available for it. You can easily reach to Delhi Zoo by Metro Trains, Buses, Taxi/Car/Coaches on Rented, Auto Rickshaw.
Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market
Distance from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station: 4 Kms
Distance from IGI Airport New Delhi: 22 Kms
Hotels near National Zoological Park:
General Information Delhi
Average temperature: 32 °C
Minimum Temperature: 3 - 4 °C
Maximum temperature: 45 °C
Best Time to visit:
Best time to visit National Zoological Park is during the morning so that you can spend the whole day here.
Delhi Zoo (Entry fees, Opening & closing time):
Entry Fees for Delhi National Zoological Park: Rs. 10 for Adults, Rs. 5 for Children (Indian Citizen)
Entry Fees for Delhi National Zoological Park: Rs. 50 for Adults( Foreigners), Video Camera Fees: 50 for Domestic, Rs: 500/- for (Commercial)
It remains open from 8am to 6 pm during summers and from 9 am to 5 pm during winters.
Location of Delhi Zoo:
National Zoological Park is located on Mathura Road in New Delhi.
Khan Market is the nearest market to National Zoological Park and is famous for budget shopping of clothes and accessories.