Himalayan Zoological Park


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Himalayan Zoological Park Overview

Ranked 10 of 58 sightseeing in Gangtok

Himalayan Zoological Park, located at a distance of 3 km from Gangtok, is one of the best places for wildlife lovers. Situated in Bulbuley, the park has been established with the aim to preserve wildlife in natural habitat. Sprawling over an area of 205 hectares, the Zoological Park is at an altitude of 1,780 metre from where beautiful view of Mount Kanchenjunga can also be enjoyed.

It is the first park of its kind in the entire north-eastern part of India, which was established in 1991. The animals residing in this park are kept in replicated natural conditions. Most part of this park is covered with forests of Red Panda, Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, Barking Deer and Himalayan Black Bear.

On passing through this park, one will come across hedged open-air enclosures. These enclosures are the habitats for Barking Deer, Panther, Red Pandas, Leopard Cat, Barking Beer, Himalayan Palm Civet and Tibetan Wolf. In addition, tourists can also spot Goral Spotted Deer and Bears.

The best time to visit the park is in the months between mid- February to May and from mid- September to December.

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What travellers are saying about Himalayan Zoological Park

Experience scale
  • Excellent 15
  • Good 14
  • Very Good 10
  • Average 5
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Below Average 0
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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:
8:00 AM -6:00 PM
8:00 AM -6:00 PM
8:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
8:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Ankur P

Ankur P4.3/5

60 reviews

Wonderful zoo in a beautiful setting

This is a beautiful and big zoo. The animal enclosures have been designed to simulate the wild habitat of those animals and hence they are quite big and spread out around a hilly area. As a result, you have to walk quite a lot and may have to wait for some time to see all the animals (if at all). But, the whole place is beautiful & calm because of its setting in the hills. It is also kept clean and looks maintained. The animals are nice and, if you keep silent, you can see them doing amusing things. The main attractions are the Red Panda and Snow Leopard.

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  • Wonderful zoo in a beautiful setting

Mahi Choudhary

Mahi Choudhary2.9/5

4 reviews

Best for trip

This is the best Zoological and biological park I'm the India. Because everything is available here. All animals birds. This is good if we going at time of summer vacation. I go there previous year. With. It's wlvery good to watch.

Ashish Jain

Ashish Jain4.3/5

32 reviews

A zoo like natural forest

Himalayan zoological park is situated opposite the Ganesh Tonk and it is a must see place of Gangtok. You require at least 2 to 3 hrs to visit that place. May be you can't see some of the animals but still visit will give you a feel like a forest. You can see red panda here and some other animal of himalay.

Sania Shaikh

Sania Shaikh4.6/5

9 reviews


Well maintained and worth a visit.It is kid friendly, moreover the kids will enjoy it.I don't think there was food availability inside the zoo, so plan accordingly.

Saroj bharti

Saroj bharti2.9/5

2 reviews

Good experience

Overall, a good experience. Kids did enjoy the trip to zoo and Nathula Pass and also Tsomgo Lake. Played with ice over there. Snacks and refreshments which we bought were fresh and hygienic.

Purnima Gupta

Purnima Gupta4.6/5

1 review

Great place for animal lovers

The place is great for animal lover, nature enthusiasts and hikers. You can find Leopard, Cats to Red Pandas to Clouded Leopards. If lucky, you could get a close view of the Red Panda.

Atul kumar

Atul kumar5.0/5

4 reviews

A Zoo with Museum

Me and my wife was going there and our Zoo watching experience was very good. There are many types of animals and birds all arrangement are good. We went inside the Museum, also there they have some rare animals and birds body's. Our experience was good. You go there to watch and enjoy.

Ram Shankar

Ram Shankar3.6/5

4 reviews

Zoo - Worth a visit

It has got some rare animals that you generally don't see in other Zoos. Please ensure to keep the zoo clean. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is also inside the same campus and their museum is very insightful. Definitely worth a visit.

Ashwini Dabbe

Ashwini Dabbe5.0/5

24 reviews

Nature's adobe

This Himalayan Zoo is very different from all other typical zoos I have ever seen till now. Its amidst nature with a large collection of pine trees which in fact adds to the beauty of the place. There is large scope for photography for animal lovers.

Ashim Sarkar

Ashim Sarkar3.9/5

4 reviews

Excellent place

Zoo was very nice. Himalayan animals are kept nicely. We found some new animals which was not seen earlier. We feel some time more was in need to see the park.

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Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok

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Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok
Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok

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Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok
Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok

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Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok

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