Amazing zoo with variety of floral plants - High Altitude...

Amazing zoo with variety of floral plants

Review of High Altitude Zoo, Nainital

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in Nainital
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9 Ratings & 6 Reviews

What travellers are saying about High Altitude Zoo

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  • Good 4
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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6 traveller reviews for High Altitude Zoo

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Jaideep Pandya

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  • Jaideep Pandya
  • Lives in Ajmer
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  • 12 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  18225 readers

"Amazing zoo with variety of floral plants"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2015
The only High Altitude Zoo is worth to visit with wide variety of Animals like Red Panda, Bear Tiger & Monkeys with variety of Birds is worth visiting. Floral plants make the Zoo amazing and worth visiting giving beautiful view.
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Mohit Jain

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  • Mohit Jain
  • Lives in Roorkee
  • 2 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  33 helpful votes
  •  6635 readers

"Good for those who never seen a zoo"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 16, 2014
The zoo is good, it will take around 1 hr to reach the high altitude zoo from the mall road. But its worth a visit , there are panthers, tigers, wolves, dears, bears and also many type of bird species. There is canteen where you can buy snacks, drinking water as it will not be available inside the zoo.
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Vishal Kumar

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  • Vishal Kumar
  • Lives in Noida
  • 15 Reviews
  •  20 helpful votes
  •  11325 readers

"It has good collection of animal"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 7, 2014
It is around 500 feet above Naini Lake and has good collection of birds and animals including bears, tigers, lions etc. They kept this place very neat and clean, I recommend it a must visit place.
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About High Altitude Zoo

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.30 AM - 4.30 PM , Saturday: 9.30 AM - 4.30 PM , Sunday: 9.30 AM - 4.30 PM

High Altitude Zoo, also known as Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, is located at an altitude of about 6,900 feet in Nainital, Uttarakhand. It is situated on the Sher Ka Danda Hill.

This zoo was founded in the year 1984 but was open to public only in 1995 and has now become one of the popular tourist hotspots in this area. It is spread over an area of over 11,000 acres and is one of the few of its kind besides those situated in Darjeeling and Sikkim. This zoo in Nainital is also popular as it was home to the only Siberian Tiger in India which was brought to India in 2001. It died in November 2011.

From royal Bengal tigers and Tibetan wolves to leopard cats and Himalayan bears, the zoo is home to several endangered species. A large species of birds including kalij pheasant, Lady Amherst pheasant, rose-ringed parakeet, golden pheasant, and red jungle fowl among many others are given shelter at this zoo. It also has night shelters and bird enclosures with curtains during the winter months.

Located about 2 kilometres from the Tallital bus station of Nainital, you can hire a taxi to conveniently travel to this unusual zoo.

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