Sakkarbag Zoo


14.4/5(20 Ratings)

Sakkarbag Zoo Overview

Ranked 4 of 120 sightseeing in Junagadh

Sakkarbag Zoo is India’s third oldest zoo and the oldest zoo of Gujarat. It is known to breed Gir lions and supply it to other zoos. Inside the complex of this zoo, there is a museum that exhibits rare collection of stuffed animals, art furniture, Persian Sanskrit inscriptions, ancient coins and other artefacts.

There are three sections of the zoo, the Wild Animals Section, Deer/Antelope Section and Birds Section. Inside the zoo, visitors can see animals like leopards, monkeys, wolves, bears, snakes, crocodiles, fish, etc. The zoo, which is a part of a garden, also has an extension named Safari.

What travellers are saying about Sakkarbag Zoo

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -5:30 PM
9:00 AM -5:30 PM
9:00 AM -5:30 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -5:30 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Jagdish Raval

Jagdish Raval3.6/5

414 reviews

One of the Oldest Zoo

This is one of oldest zoo of India since 1863. The zoo is spread over about 200 hectors of sylvan landscape at footprints of Girnar. There are more than 850 wild animal of 70 species. This is one of 15 biggest zoo of India. A well maintained zoo by Forest environment Department of Gujarat Government. A nice visit.

Jignesh Joshi

Jignesh Joshi4.3/5

2 reviews

Peaceful place to spend evening

It is peaceful and nice place to spend evening if you are looking for rest and peaceful evening. There are many animals including white tigers and Asiatic lion and many more beautiful cute birds. You can seat under the tree to spend time. This will relax your mind if you are tired of sightseeing

Ajinkya Kulkarni

Ajinkya Kulkarni3.6/5

6 reviews

Nice zoo with variety of animals

There are various species of animals here. However main attraction is white tiger and lions. There are literally thousands of birds varying from African origin to Asian. There is a bus safari which takes you to show bears and deers. It takes around 45 minutes. Bus safari is not worth as the bears are hardly visible and deers are not that point of attraction. If u have children with u, this place can be great from educational point of view.

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  • Nice zoo with variety of animals
  • Nice zoo with variety of animals
  • Nice zoo with variety of animals
  • Nice zoo with variety of animals

Jitendra Galo

Jitendra Galo3.9/5

2 reviews

Most important place for children

very good thingschild was most attrected them and it is very funny place in junagadh zoo is most important palce for the children child was more fun the zoo

Jaydip  Vaghasiya

Jaydip Vaghasiya4.6/5

3 reviews

Large zoo

in the very large area akkarbag zoo..located in center of junagadh and transportation is good to reach there..must visit once visit this place in junagadh

Siddharth Giniya

Siddharth Giniya5.0/5

4 reviews

Houses Asiatic Lion

Sakkarbag is the oldest zoo of india after delhi or somewhere other. There is lots of animal specially the aciatic lions. other animals quantity is very good. there is good for cleanliness. there is also demonstration hall of wild animal life and their body parts.

Akshay Sharma

Akshay Sharma3.2/5

3 reviews

Good sightseeing place

The zoo provides purebred Asiatic lions for the Indian and the international endangered species captive breeding program for the critically endangered species. Wild free ranging Asiatic lions have become extinct over most of Asia and are today found only in the nearby Gir Forest
  • Good sightseeing place
  • Good sightseeing place
  • Good sightseeing place
  • Good sightseeing place

Brijesh Raiyani

Brijesh Raiyani3.6/5

14 reviews

Good Zoo for fun and to educate infants

I have visited Sakarbaug zoo in november last year. It is almost a pleasant experince because on that day our kids have enjoyed a lot by seeing different animals & bird spieces. Also we can go for a safari and can see the wild life with our family through a electric motered bus provided at the facility with a nominal charge. Zoo is not that clean but it worth a visit.

Ankur Parasher

Ankur Parasher4.3/5

4 reviews

Good zoo covering wide range of animals

Excellent zoo covering a large range of animals in very cheap rate...Refreshment facility also inside the zoo..I am not sure about the timings...but confirm with any local person before visit as i found the ticket window closed while exit at 12:30 pm.

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Sakkarbag Zoo, Junagadh
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Sakkarbag Zoo, Junagadh
Rare birds
Sakkarbag Zoo, Junagadh
Rare birds
Sakkarbag Zoo, Junagadh
Rare animals