Indira Gandhi Zoological Park


14.2/5(14 Ratings)

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park Overview

Ranked 17 of 46 sightseeing in Visakhapatnam

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is one of the largest zoological parks of Andhra Pradesh situated in Visakhapatnam. Spread across an area of around 625 acres, the zoological park is named after Indira Gandhi the former Prime Minister of India. Surrounded by Eastern Ghats on three sides, the park has the flowing Bay of Bengal on its fourth side.

Housing more than 80 species of fauna and avifauna, the park provides natural ambiance and habitat to these species. Further, the zoological park is surrounded by Kambalakonda Reserve Forest, which also offers natural habitat to various species of birds and animals.

The park provides special sections for primates, lesser carnivores, carnivores, small mammals, reptiles, ungulates and birds. Tourists can spot various animals in the park including Rhesus Monkey, Mandrills, Tigers, Pumas, Olive and Sacred Baboons. Apart from this, Panthers, Lions, Jaguars, Wolves, Hyena, Jackals and Ratels are the prominent animals that can be seen in the park.

Housing variety of herbivores and reptiles, the park is a natural habitat for Pythons, Tortoise, Monitor Lizards, Snakes, Elephant, Bison, Spotted Deer and Sambar. Pied Hornbills, Painted Storks, Peacocks, Ducks, Cocktails and Macaws are the prominent avifauna that can be seen in the park. A special mini train is also available for riding within the park premises.

Tourists can reach this park by buses that are operated by both Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) and the Tourism Department.

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What travellers are saying about Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

Experience scale
  • Very Good 4
  • Below Average 1
  • Good 1
  • Excellent 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • 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 -5:00 PM
9:00 AM -5:00 PM
9:00 AM -5:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -5:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Nikhil vijay kumar Malhotra

Nikhil vijay kumar Malhotra4.3/5

46 reviews

Fun to become kid

Well well you guys better buckle up if you are interested to walk so much in this zoo. First let me start with an entry for which you have to pay just 20 rs. In starting only you will see crocodiles and start walking down to see other species birds and deers. The place is really huge so carry water bottles or the zoo have the drinking facility available guys. They should maintain it more properly to attract people which I feel was missing.

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  • Fun to become kid
  • Fun to become kid
  • Fun to become kid

Surinder Singh

Surinder Singh4.3/5

73 reviews

Good park zoo

It is huge zoo with all the animals, please keep a non sunny day or visit during winters will be a perfect treat, children specially aged between 4~12 years will enjoy it completely.

Vivek Mishra

Vivek Mishra3.2/5

24 reviews

Good effort is made for maintaining the Zoo

All types of animals and birds available. Battery car is also available. When you visit this place you should have enough time as it is very big. Water coolers are available on the way, but food item is available only in the entrance.

G s patil

G s patil3.9/5

6 reviews

Good time spent

This zoo is having wild animals like Tiger, Lion, Hippo, snakes, Monkeys, Deers, different types of birds. Well maintained cleanliness safe fencing and guards. Interesting is toy train tour in zoo with family, children. Good time spending.



5 reviews

Awesome and Huge Zoo

Great zoo to roam and see all the animals. Take lot of water with you. Best time to go in the second half of the year. However, in summers you'll be exhausted and dehydrated, you'll also not get to see animals coming out due to sun. Visit in winters.

Yasharth Srivastava

Yasharth Srivastava5.0/5

9 reviews

Excellent place for animal lovers

Awesome experience. This is a must visit place.Here you can get to see a lot of animals.

Vasudeo Gavai

Vasudeo Gavai3.9/5

9 reviews

Do visit for a day-long outing

When you reach this zoo, you will find tigers are walking just 20 feet away from you. Watching this zoo is day-long trip. Due shortage of time, I spent only 3/4 hours, but I suggest you to visit the zoo for an entire day.

M Roy

M Roy4.3/5

23 reviews

Wonderful Zoo

Here the wildlife is more or less kept open. One need not see them behind the iron bars of a cage. One can take private vehicle inside by paying a fee or take a toy train ride inside.

Ms Saifi

Ms Saifi2.1/5

8 reviews

Zoological park

The area of park is about 5 KM.You can take your vehicle inside by paying Rs.200 as entry fee & camera also chargeable at Rs.15/-.Or you can take electric car ride at Rs.200/- per person inside the zoo.The zoologocal park has very few birds & animal. And for some of the animal you will have to literally searched for them. Its not worth going in the zoo unless you want to add this place in your place sighted list.

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Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam