Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park | Darjeeling Zoo

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About this activity

The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, also known as the Darjeeling Zoo, is a high-altitude zoo in Darjeeling, India. It is the only specialized zoo in the country and is known for its conservation breeding programmes of endangered Eastern Himalayan animal species such as the red panda, snow leopard, and Tibetan wolf. The zoo is home to over 150 species of animals, including the snow leopard, red panda, Tibetan wolf, and clouded leopard.


  • Darjeeling zoo, has ranked first among all zoos in the country across all categories.
  • Home to the adorable red pandas.
  • A prominent breeding center for endangered snow leopards.
  • Spectacular views of the Himalayan mountains.
  • Features rare Himalayan species like the Tibetan wolf, Red Panda, Tigers, Snow leopard, etc.
  • Dedicated to wildlife conservation and education.
  • Offers an elevated walkway for visitors to observe animals in their natural habitats.
  • An impressive collection of Himalayan birds, including colorful pheasants.
  • Visit the zoo's gift shop to buy souvenirs.

Frequently asked questions

The specialty of Darjeeling Zoo is its focus on conserving and breeding endangered Himalayan species, showcasing the rich biodiversity of the region and contributing to their survival. Additionally, it offers visitors the unique experience of observing rare animals in a picturesque setting amidst the stunning Himalayan mountains.

The zoo is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm every day, except on Thursdays and national holidays.

Yes, visitors are allowed to take photographs for personal use. You can carry cameras but will need to pay cost is Rs.10

Yes, there is a cafeteria inside the zoo premises where visitors can find snacks and beverage

Yes you can but littering is strictly provided.

No, there are no specific age restrictions. People of all ages can visit the zoo and enjoy the wildlife.

Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park.

Adults and Child above 5 years Rs.110, Child under 5 years free, Foreigner 180 and Still Camera 10.

The zoo operates at different hours depending on the season: during winter, it is open from 8 am to 4 pm, while in summer, it extends its hours from 8 am to 4:30 pm. It's important to note that the zoo remains closed on Thursdays and national holidays.

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(4 Reviews)
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Close shot of red panda in Darjeeling zoo.
Sunbir Mostafa
Excellent place in Darjeeling to know about local wildlife. Red panda and many kinds of mountain type goats, cows and tigers are kept here. We saw the Royal Bengal tiger roaring. The zoo is neat and clean. Highly recommend
Close shot of red panda in Darjeeling zoo.
Krishna Dutta

Charming Zoo

Great for animal lovers, with Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, and pretty birds in a beautiful mountain setting. It's small, so it can get busy, but it's a must-see in Darjeeling.
Close shot of red panda in Darjeeling zoo.
Amir Ali

Beautiful Zoo

Darjeeling Zoo, also known as the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, is a delightful destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

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