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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

In the State of West Bengal, India there are many places to visit. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is one of them. This park is located in the town of Darjeeling. The altitude of this places is 7000 ft. This park is largest altitude zoo in India. This park covers an area of 67.56 acres. There are many places to visit in the park. Many visitors come in this park every year. There are many attractions in this park. The park is named after Padmaja Naidu daughter of Sarojini Naidu. The zoo was established in the year of 1958. The national park is good  for Nature Lovers, Experience Seekers and Photo Fanatics. The ideal duration of this place is 3-4 hours. The zoo is enriched with Asiatic black bear, barking deer, leopards, blue and yellow Macaw, Eastern Pangolin, Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Wolf, Lady Amherst, Leopard Cat, Macaw, Red Jungle Fowl, Red Panda, Royal Bengal Tiger, Sambar Deer, Temminck's Tragopan, Yak etc. You can see different kinds of birds inside including Rose Ring Parakeets, Hill Mynas, Ring Necked Pheasants, Blue Gold Macaw etc.  There are over 200 species of trees & plants, shrubs, climbers, medicinal plants etc. found in this park.

This park is also known as Darjeeling Zoo. 

Places to Visit near Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

  • Himalayan Mountauneering Institute
  • Nightingale Park
  • Observatory Hill
  • Japanese Peace Pagoda
  • Passenger Ropeway
  • Tenzing Rock
  • Ghanti Dara
  • Tea Garden
  • Mahakal Temple
  • Batasia Loop
  • Tiger Hill


The park is open in all days of week except Thursday. The timing of the park is given below :                       

In Summer : 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

In Winter : 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Entry Fee

Indians : Rs. 30/-

Foreigner : Rs. 100/-

Still Camera : Rs. 10/-


In Summer : The temperature in summer is 19 degree Celsius to 37 degree Celsius.

In Winter : The temperature in the winter is 3 degree Celsius to 24 degree Celsius.

How to Reach

By Air : Paro Airport is the nearest airport. The distance of this airport is 122 km from Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.

By Rail : Siliguri Junction is the nearest railway station. The distance of this railway station is 41 km from Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

By Road : Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is well connected to all major cities.