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Review of Mysore Zoo, Mysore

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250 Ratings & 194 Reviews

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Experience scale
  • Excellent 91
  • Very Good 68
  • Good 25
  • Average 8
  • Below Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
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Ramakumar Kumar

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  • Ramakumar Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 8 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1634 readers

"Must visit Zoo"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This zoo is well maintained with clean surroundings. You will like animals & birds. I went with my daughter Pooja 8 yrs old she enjoyed it. We particularly liked Elephants & Giraffees. Some animals are named & their birthdays are written. Discription of animals is also good. Lot of birds, snakes, & crocodiles are there. Canteen is also clean & food is tasty. Lot of trees with names.
Tips. Take a battery vehicle ride if you can not walk. Avoid going around 11 Am some animals are sleeping.
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Prakash Sheth

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  • Prakash Sheth
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 84 photos
  • 31 Reviews
  •  225 helpful votes
  •  17029 readers

"Mysore zoo"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
A must visit place in Mysore.

125 yr old park houses many species of animals, birds and reptiles available.

Spread over vast area.

Well maintained.

Clean and good atmosphere.

A must visit place in Mysore
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Gowthama Rajavelu

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  • Gowthama Rajavelu
  • Lives in Pondicherry
  • 1 Review
  •  39 readers

"Pleasant place to visit .."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
If you really interested in species, Mysore Zoo is the place for you. You can see numerous species there. The place is small but the way they have maintained the place must be appreciated.
Being an birder, I felt bad about the birds being caged within a small area. Great Indian Malabar Hornbill and Flamingo are extremely sensitive birds and watching them within the closed area was heartbreaking. But everyone cannot get a chance of watching them in its natural habitat so its fine.
One attractive thing about the zoo is the bird cage. It was designed in a way that people can walk through it and watch the birds at close proximity. It was such a wonderful experience. You could see pelicans, painted storks, night herons, spoonbills and herons at very close distance. Kudos to the zoo authorities who is behind such a dynamic concept. There was another cage under development that has some beautiful duck species. Bad luck for me, I could see them very closely but I am sure it will be ready in another two months.
Overall, it was a pleasant journey. I spent around 2 hours. It was completely worthy of it.
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Gowtham

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  • Gowtham
  • Lives in Pondicherry
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  39 readers

"Species is more and good maintenance"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
If you really interested in species, Mysore Zoo is the place for you. You can see numerous species there. The place is small but the way they have maintained the place must be appreciated.
Being an birder, I felt bad about the birds being caged within a small area. Great Indian Malabar Hornbill and Flamingo are extremely sensitive birds and watching them within the closed area was heartbreaking. But everyone cannot get a chance of watching them in its natural habitat so its fine.
One attractive thing about the zoo is the bird cage. It was designed in a way that people can walk through it and watch the birds at close proximity. It was such a wonderful experience. You could see pelicans, painted storks, night herons, spoonbills and herons at very close distance. Kudos to the zoo authorities who is behind such a dynamic concept. There was another cage under development that has some beautiful duck species. Bad luck for me, I could see them very closely but I am sure it will be ready in another two months.
Overall, it was a pleasant journey. I spent around 2 hours. It was completely worthy of it.
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Nikita Shah

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  • Nikita Shah
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 34 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  546 readers

"Well planned and well maintained - Must See"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 11, 2017
I have been to zoos in India and abroad and whenever I visit a zoo abroad I get a feeling as to why can't we have such a zoo in India?

But Mysore Zoo has surprised me and it is definitely a zoo that matches the international standards. So clean, so organised, so well planned, well fed and well-kept animals, so many varieties of animals (it almost provides shelter to most of the animals that you can think of). Words fall short of appreciating the Mysore Zoo. It is a feast for the kids eyes. A MUST DO on your list if you go to Mysore.

One advice to the travellers - It is a really big zoo and your feet may get tired walking. So buy the ticket for the Buggy at the ticket counter. It is so convenient and takes you around the zoo with stops near all the animal centres. And don't worry you will not miss seeing any animals. They take you around each and every sections of the zoo allowing you to get down and see the animals and take photos.
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About Mysore Zoo

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 8.30 AM - 5.30 PM , Saturday: 8.30 AM - 5.30 PM , Sunday: 8.30 AM - 5.30 PM , Public Holidays: 8.30 AM - 5.30 PM

Mysore Zoo is a popular place of tourist interest. Mysore Zoo is considered as one of the best zoological gardens in India as it is home to diverse species of mammals, birds and reptiles.

Mysore Zoo was established by Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar, an architect of modern Mysore, in the year 1892. Mysore Zoo, earlier known by the name ‘Palace Zoo’, was limited to the royal family in its initial stages. It was later opened to the public by Maharaja Chamarajendra Wodeyar owing to its recreational and educational significance.  ‘Palace Zoo’ was renamed as ‘Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens’ in the year 1909.

Mysore Zoo plays an active role as it is involved in the captive breeding programme for the endangered species and also in other conservation activities. Mysore Zoo acts as an ‘orphanage’ to rear abandoned animals like young apes, calves of elephants and gaur, and cubs of tigers and leopards.

Mysore Zoo is also notable for the breeding of many exotic species like Zebra, Barberry Sheep, Emu, Giraffe, Kangaroo, Chimpanzee, Hippo, Great Indian, One-Horned Rhino, Sangai, Tiger, etc.  Endangered species like Four Horned Antelope, Mouse Deer, Civet, Caracal, Chinkara, Nilgiri Langur, Ring Tailed Lumur, Binturong, Leopard, etc. are also reared and bred in Mysore Zoo.  

Mysore Zoo consists of spacious enclosures, pathways and a veterinary hospital with all modern facilities for animal care. It also encloses Karanji Tank which has been converted to a mini sanctuary for avian species.

Located at a distance of about 2 km from Mysore Palace, Mysore Zoo is spread over approximately 250 acres. There is a battery operated vehicle to take visitors through the zoo which costs about INR 125. It takes a minimum of two hours to cover the zoo and tickets are sold from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

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