Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad

Nehru Zoological Park

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Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 410,
in Hyderabad
Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
87 Ratings & 61 Reviews

About Nehru Zoological Park

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Summer: 8.00 AM - 5.30 PM , Winter: 8.30 AM - 5.00 PM

Nehru Zoological Park is situated in Bahadurpur area, which is about 16 km from the city of Hyderabad. The park was established in 1959 and it was opened in 1963. It was named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.

Nehru Zoological Park covers about 300 acres of land and is inhabited by more than 1500 species of wildlife. The zoo is home to species like Asiatic lion, royal Bengal tiger and white tiger, black panther, rhinoceros, crocodile, American bison, chinkara, orangutan, etc. Reptilian species like Indian cobra, giant tortoises, star tortoises, water turtles, Russell's viper, giant rock- python, etc. can also be found here.

Some other attractions of Nehru Zoological Park are Dinosaur Park, Natural history Museum and Children’s Train. It also offers elephant rides and safari trips like lion safari, tiger safari, black beers safari, etc. on daily basis.

What travellers are saying about Nehru Zoological Park

Experience scale
  • Excellent 22
  • Very Good 20
  • Good 14
  • Average 3
  • Below Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

2 Video Reviews for Nehru Zoological Park

Akhila Sritalam

  • Tourist
  • Akhila Sritalam
  • Lives in Nellore
  •  4 helpful votes
  • Posted Nov 21, 2017
Overall Rating
  • 206

Samir necholy

  • Tourist
  • Samir necholy
  • 1 Review
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  10 readers
  • Posted Jan 10, 2017
Overall Rating
  • 838

61 traveller reviews for Nehru Zoological Park

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Pankaj ahuja

  • Tourist
  • Pankaj ahuja
  • 1 photo
  • 1 Review
  •  360 readers

"Nehru zoological park 'Wild life in city'"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2017
It was first time I went to zoo, safarline was best, zoo is covered by large area it requires up to 3 -5 hours when you observe the beauty of nature there are lot of spieces of birds different spieces of parrots and other birds, wide spieces of monkeys you will also observe wild animals lion, Elephant, Girrafe, white tiger and many. For convienence inside a zoo you can hire bicycle, visit zoo through motor vehicle and toy train
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Neeraj Pandya

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  • Neeraj Pandya
  • Lives in Surat
  • 1 photo
  • 20 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  6440 readers

"Variety of animals present"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 23, 2017
Located in outskirts of city but can be reach easily by autos. Nominal entry fee, camera fee, no water bottle allowed.
Three options to visit park.
1. Battery operated golf car.
2. Mini train
3. 11 number bus .. (Walking)
Giraffe, Rhino, white tiger, are major attractions. Rest many species of animals and birds can be enjoyed.
Once must visit place if you are visiting
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Abdur Rahman

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  • Abdur Rahman
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 32 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  2002 readers

"Best family outing place in Hyderabad"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 28, 2017
Visited with complete family when our sisters family visited us. This happens to be the best outing place for a family in Hyderabad. You can take cooked food there and have a family lunch in garden areas. The flora and fauna is of very large variety in the zoo. Almost all of the major animal attractions are present in the zoo. Te kids loved a lot!! My niece took snaps and collected the info given about each animal on the boards there.

However its a very large zoo and you are bound to be tired. Hence plan accordingly, reach there early so that you can take some breaks for rest in between your trip in the zoo. There are golf-cart type vehicles available on payment but you wont have freedom to stop for more time at any places as it seems to be time-bound.

And if you are a wildlife lover, do remember to take a good camera for some excellent snaps. Smartphone camera's won't do justice here :)
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Gv Nair

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  • Gv Nair
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 24 Reviews
  •  67 helpful votes
  •  9296 readers

"Wonderful place to enrich your body and mind"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2016
The locals refer it to as "Zoo Park" and not "Nehru Zoological park". If you are new to Hyderabad, the locals may direct you to Nehru Gardens which is different from the Nehru Zoological park.

If you wish to enjoy the park in one hour you have the liberty of enjoying the ride on the battery operated cars. The duration of the ride is 40 minutes and the cost is Rs. 50 per adult. Apart from it you also could enjoy train rides, boating and safaris. For the safaris you need to walk more than 30 minutes from the entry gate. Else you could cycle to the safari spots.

There are varied species of animals/birds and beautiful gardens which makes it interesting especially for children. It is less crowded during weekdays. Since the park is colder it is advisable to carry warm clothes for infants.

The only concern is the maintenance of the wash rooms (Rs. 4 per adult) and the quality of food available inside. It is better if you visit the park after eating food.

Plastic is strictly prohibited however you could deposit the same in the cloakroom situated just outside the main gate.

It is one of the must visit places in Hyderabad especially if you have children or if you are a nature lover.
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Ajith G a

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  • Ajith G a
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 317 photos
  • 88 Reviews
  •  98 helpful votes
  •  81488 readers

"Can be maintained much better"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Dec 8, 2016
Nehru Zoo is one of the famous places in Hyderabad.

Most of the people visiting Hyderabad generally visit this place too.

I will try to give an overall review:


This place is located on the main road and easy to locate.


They have a good parking facility.


Entry Ticket is 40/- per person.

20/- for still camera.

100/- for Video Camera.


Bags(Backpacks/Other Bags) and plastic covers are not allowed inside.

Only hand bags are allowed.

There is a cloak room just near the entrance where you can keep the bags.

Inside the Zoo:

There is a kids play area.

Train Ride

Battery car rides around the zoo - this will be generally crowded on weekends.

Boating - Boating facility is not well maintained. Its much below average.

Also you have a walk a lot of distance to reach the boating place.

Avoid boating and rather try boating @ Lumbini Park.

There is a Food Court but the items are very limited and the taste is also average.

But since there are no other options people buy food here.

Overall The zoo is also averagely maintained.

It can be improved in many ways.

Improvement needed:

1. Water around the animal shelters can be cleaned.

2. Restaurant can be improved.

3. Boating can be improved by increasing the number of boats and good quality ones.
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Smriti Das

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  • Smriti Das
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  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 821 photos
  • 177 Reviews
  •  377 helpful votes
  •  129488 readers

""Very Attractive Tourist Spot In Hyderabad""

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2016
Nehru Zoological Park is a very attractive tourist spot in Hyderabad and most probably it is the largest zoo of India. The zoo spread over an area of approx. 380 acres & it's maintained by forest department of Telangana Govt. It's located at a distance of 19 km from Madhapur. Booked a cab to visit the zoo and it took near about 45 minutes to reach the zoo from Madhapur, Hi-tech city. The entry fee is Rs. 30/-per adult & Rs. 20/- for still camera. Had to deposit all carry bag & plastic bag to the counter. Only they allowed our camera along with us. A variety of wild life have found here. All kind of animals are kept in surroundings similar to their natural habitat. Mini train ride & children park in the zoo keep children entertained throughout the day. One good option is there that is battery operated vehicle. Visitors can ride to make around the park. Another option is bicycling. One can hire bicycle @ 20/- to make a round the zoo. Beautiful place for amusement and we enjoyed the full day.
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Moinuddin Basha

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  • Moinuddin Basha
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1463 readers

"A nice zoo"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 26, 2016
Zoo have many animals like tiger, elephant, giraffe and bird like parrot, peacock, and snakes of different types and crocodiles. Entrance fee for adults is 40 rupees.
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  • 3 votes

Ram Sastri

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  • Ram Sastri
  • Lives in Kakinada
  • 1 Review
  •  1522 readers

"A nice park"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 25, 2016
This park is located in hyderabad and is very near from the hitech city. And the availability of bus service will also be more form stations too. The park entrance and inside too is well-gardened and the entry ticket price is 60/-. And the inner bus facility is available for the visitors with "nominal charges". "A/c buses and jeeps are also available". The park is well maintained. And the zoo contains species like rinosouras, zebra, bengal tiger which cannot be seen regularly in normal zoo's and the another attraction is the "butterfly park" in which its loaded with butterfly with different colours by which great enjoyment will be ours. And so I advise every one not to miss this zoo in their trip to Hyderabad.
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Karuna Jersy

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  • Karuna Jersy
  • Lives in Nandivaram-Guduvancheri
  • 1 Review
  •  1488 readers

"Good place to have the view of wide variety animal species"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 15, 2016
It is a place where we can have wide variety of animal species across the world. It is good to have a cycle for hire{100/- for 4hrs}to view the zoo completely and the zoo is well maintained. For the ride battery cars are also available. It is hard to complete the view on walk. So it is good to have a battery ride and the ride can be completed in 1 hr with that. And the canteen is not so good with the stuff, so it is recommend to go with your stuff into it before only to not suffer.
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Golla Himabindu

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  • Golla Himabindu
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1552 readers

"Good place to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Feb 28, 2016
I love pets dogs and mainly birds really I feel happy to visit this place. I thrill about snakes and a lot of snakes are in our nation and having lot of fun.
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