Mumbai Zoo Overview

Ranked 42 of 770 sightseeing in Mumbai

Mumbai Zoo, officially known as Veermata Jijabhai Bhonsle Udyan, is located near Byculla. Built during the British rule in 1861, the zoo was then named as Victoria Gardens. The site of this zoo is in proximity to the chawls and slums, the low income housing colonies, of Mumbai.

At the main entrance of the garden lies a clock tower that depicts Italian Renaissance; however the clock does not work anymore due to lack of maintenance. The Mumbai Zoo is home to a large number of endangered species, along with other animals, including lions, bears, tigers, elephants and monkeys.

Along with the Botanical Garden, Mumbai Zoo sprawls across an area of 48 acres. Being the only zoo in the city, it is frequented by hundreds of tourists every month. Travellers can reach this place via public transport modes such as buses, auto rickshaws or taxis. It is also located at a walking distance from the Byculla Railway Station.

What travellers are saying about Mumbai Zoo

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Ajinkya salvi

Ajinkya salvi5.0/5

1 review

The Mumbai Zoo

Starting of with the ticket counter to enter the zoo, we saw statues of some animals besides the counter, like tiger, crocodile, etc. Then, after entering the actual zoo, our first attraction was monkeys. We also saw two small and cute baby monkeys. Second animal we saw was actually a reptile, crocodile in a small artificial lake. Then, we saw strongest of all animals, elephants. There were two elephants playing with grass. The we entered the children park with lots of slides, see-saw, etc. There we had facility of drinking wate and toilets. Then, we saw hippopotamus on ground entering the puddle. Then, we saw some chairs and decided to take a break. Then, we entered a cold building where we saw penguins in tank. Taking their photos was not allowed by the authority. Then we saw a large cage of lots of birds. There were three more seperate cages for parrots, love birds and ostriches. There were lots of bats on many trees inside the zoo. At last, we saw the gate to exit. This was my visit to zoo.

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35 reviews

Losing this glory

This zoo was an once upon a pride of Mumbai city.Now it is deteriorating day by day. You can see very few animals likes an elephant,rhinoceros etc.No lion or tiger. Clealiness is not maintained.
  • Losing this glory
  • Losing this glory
  • Losing this glory
  • Losing this glory

Prathamesh Khot

Prathamesh Khot1.4/5

1 review

A big letdown

At first i visited the zoo when i was in my primary school...that time there were many animals..birds and many species of various fancy animals and flora fauna.....but nowadays there is nothing much there...all the animals are old...and nothing new to see..really a big letdown..

Sandeep Soni

Sandeep Soni5.0/5

1 review

Beautiful and wonderful zoo

Its very beautiful nd wonderful zoo. Its very large place. In this zoo all animals are there. My favorite animal is tiger and lion. Once u going to this place than never back to go ur home.

Manjeet Daksh

Manjeet Daksh5.0/5

1 review

Good place for sightseeing

When we go the zoo of Mumbai with my family,first of all all people get bored,when we goes in the middle of zoo we see the wighte tiger.It was so wonderful and beautiful. Tigher makes the attractive reason for coming in the was wonderful trip for my family.I say too see the zoo of Mumbai with own family.It is more beautiful in morning and in noon in spring season.

Varun Panchal

Varun Panchal3.9/5

2 reviews

Amazing atmosphere and beautiful location

there location was nice, i had a see birds, animals, etc, atmosphere was amazing. i would like to go at that place again.animal, garden location was beautiful. all tree looking grate, and its awesome place for enjoy your holiday.
  • Amazing atmosphere and beautiful location

Rachit Dwivedi

Rachit Dwivedi4.3/5

11 reviews

Very interesting and good place

At that place is very amazing and interesting to see the zoo animals and their location are so natural and feltlike very fresh and very good and nice seen are there. Thank you so much view my experience. And I must say to go there and enjoy your day . I think at sunset time it's fabulous.thank you.

Sayeed Khan

Sayeed Khan2.9/5

1 review

Best sightseeing experience

The best site seeing experience The bird was flying And the windblowing The best place of mumbaiMumbai zoo are many lion and tiger and duck etc. And the Sir are saying this type okk the mandva jett is also very likabale place. There are friends with i enjoying a lot of people.

Dipendra Rathore

Dipendra Rathore5.0/5

1 review

Wonderful time with Zoo visit

We had a wonderful time . In a very easy manner we got to see everything. All the Staff were very co operative .... Thank you holidayiq for providing a memorable time .It was amazing. We had a nice time. I loved it too much. It was too good. I would like to go there once again.

Albashi Shaikh

Albashi Shaikh2.9/5

1 review

Animals are well taken care

The Mumbai zoo is a great place to visit , it's environment is especially built for animals . Their are many types of animals here , the proper care of these animals are taken here.