Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

#1 of 133 in Parks in West Bengal
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Internationally recognized for successfully breeding Tibetan wolfs, red pandas, and snow leopards, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park specializes in providing habitats for wildlife naturally adapted to alpine conditions. Take time to learn about the indigenous creatures of Eastern Himalayas by observing a vast collection of mammals, birds, and reptiles. The zoo's shop sells items produced by members of the local community. Plastic bottles are not allowed inside the zoo, but drinking water and refreshment stands are provided on site. By using our Darjeeling road trip planning tool, you can arrange your visit to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and other attractions in Darjeeling.
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  • Darjeeling Trip is practically incomplete without a visit to the zoo, especially if you are travelling with kids. The best attraction is no doubt the red panda. Its an absolute delight to spot these.....  more »
  • The zoo is well maintained with happy animals and staff. It's a small zoo, with limited animals and birds, but certainly worth visiting if you are in Darjeeling. They have some rare animals and...  more »
  • Very nice and well maintained zoo. The collection of animals is not very large. But the atmosphere totally clean and well maintained. Inside the same campus is the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the Bengal History Museum. Also there are small shops near the entrance of the Zoo which gives us a chance to wear traditional dress and have photos. Very nice place for family visit
  • Animal has enough room for roaming in cage. Very neat and clean area. Separate place for mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds. A museum of Natural history enhance the attraction of this place. Himalayan mountain institute is another educative spot located inside this zoo. It has also a museum composed of all history related to Himalayas and its climbers and good showcase of their used equipments.

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