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National Zoological Park Delhi

Picnic Spots in Delhi - Friday, September 10, 2010 6:30:41 AM



 
Delhi is a planned city with well laid out gardens and parks. Delhi having number of parks and gardens such as the Nehru Park or the Lodhi Garden attract the picnic crowds on hot summer days or cool winter mornings. Beside all these there is Zoological Garden in Delhi here visitors comes from different parts of the country and the world marvel at the greenery which forms a canopy in different parts of the city and make a beeline to these places to lounge under the trees and eat their food out of a basket. The Delhi National Zoological Park is among the finest Zoological Gardens in India. Situated near the Purana Quila or the Old Fort, the park is spread over an area of 214 acres and here you will find 22,000 varieties of animals and birds.
 

Belonging to different places like Africa, America, Australia, etc, these animals and birds find a home at this zoo. The entrance to the Delhi Zoo comprises the Mughal Kos Minar. The winding pathway, laid with the red Badarpur gravel, swerves off into two directions after approximately one km. Along with the wildlife on both the sides; the right side of the zoo also consists of a library, a storehouse of information on animals, birds, plants, rare zoological species, etc in India. One goes out with large groups of family together to enjoy lunch and also play games along with the children. Children especially are really fond of the amusement parks and the boat ride in lakes around.
 
 
                    
                                                                   
This place is particularly popular among the children, they love to see Chimpanzee, Hippopotamus, Spider monkey, African Wild Buffalo, the Gir Lion and Zebras, thee water animals and birds such as Macaque, Banteng, Emu, Hyenas, Axis deer, Fallow deer, Peafowl, Hog Dear and the Jaguar. You get an underground Reptile Home complex which displays a wide array of snakes such as King Cobra and Pythons. Besides these, there are more than 200 varieties of trees here including the hanging deep yellow Alamtas hedges, the drought resistant Lahura trees and the native Delhi bistendu.

Facilities in the Zoo
Here is the good facility will be availed for you like open-roofed mobile vans available at affordable charges within the zoo and is the best option for tourists to avoid the exertion and heat of Delhi's summer season. This place is also a good picnic spot as there are a number of parks in the complex. There are ample numbers of water points and drinking water facility, still its better to carry your own water bottle. A cafeteria is also available outside the zoo.
 


Timing: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (April to October) & 9:30 pm to 4:30 pm (October to March).

Centre of Attraction: 22,000 varieties of Animals and Birds.

Location: National Zoological Park or the zoo of Delhi is one of the finest zoos in Asia and is situated close to Purana Qila or Old Fort.

Address: Mathura Road


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Comments

12:16PM 27/5/11 yusuf details of animals required,like how many lion , deer etc, conservation programme by the zoo,healts aspects of animals,public awarness programme etc
2:31PM 18/9/10 Santosh I'll go there after CWG2010, in cool season.
1:24PM 18/9/10 Manoj More animals and attractions required, as I think...



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