Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan


14.3/5(53 Ratings)

Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan Overview

Ranked 3 of 40 sightseeing in Patna

Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan, one of the 16 largest zoos in India, was established in 1973.  This zoo is popularly known as Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological Garden or Patna Zoo. Spread across an area of 618966.69 sq. metres, this zoo comprises 800 animals of about 110 species. These animals are segregated into different houses according to their species, namely Machhali Ghar (fish aquarium), Saap Ghar (snake house) and more.

Tourists can spot tigers, leopards, elephants, Himalayan black bears, jackals, black bucks, zebras and giraffes. Besides, Indian rhinoceros, pythons, monkeys white peacocks, emus, hippopotamus and crocodiles can also be found in the zoo.

The zoo comprises a botanical garden, which houses more than 300 species of trees, shrubs and herbs. This garden also has a nursery for medical plants, an orchid house, a rose garden, a fern house, and a glass house. The zoo is a home to 300 species of trees, 35 species of fish and 5 species of snakes.

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Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
11th Aug 17

What travellers are saying about Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan

Experience scale
  • Very Good 7
  • Good 6
  • Excellent 4
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
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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

Animesh ganguly

Animesh ganguly4.6/5

7 reviews


A beautiful zoo with well fed animals and birds and a walking plaza. A complete day can be spent in the zoo and children will love the outing. It has a water body where boating is permitted. The rhinos are strong and beautiful and attract all. The snakes are kept enclosed and it is scary but beautiful. A must visit for people visiting Patna.

Akshay Verma

Akshay Verma4.6/5

3 reviews

Ultimate destination for nature lover

Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan or Patna Zoo is an ultimate destination for nature lovers. It is spread over a large area and has animals of many species. There is an aquarium, lake where you can do boating, jungle safari, toy train ride etc. One can also hang out with friends and family in greenery. Don't forget your camera because there are plenty of perfect shots waiting.

Priyanka Singh

Priyanka Singh3.6/5

1 review

Good place to visit in Patna

It is a calm and beautiful place. Variety of species waiting for you to give their glimpses. It is inside the heart of Patna city. Easily accessible, no problem of transportation.

Sushil Varma

Sushil Varma4.3/5

2 reviews

Beautiful Zoo

Patna Zoo is not as diverse as the Mysore Zoo or as large as Nandankanan of Bhubaneshwar but it has a serenity and homeliness that attracts flocks of families on New Year or Independence Day. As such the size is huge and lake for boating is almost unique among zoos in India. Patna Zoo is very beautiful Zoo in Bihar Patna. I like this zoo.

Raman Rathour

Raman Rathour5.0/5

3 reviews

Very attractive to view ancient birds and animals

When I came to Patna I came to know about Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park. It looks very attractive about ancient birds and animals, so I find more fun time there. You are always welcomed to Patna Biological Park.

Monu Jaiswal

Monu Jaiswal4.3/5

1 review

Good place to spend time with friends

A good place to spend time with your friends. Also a nice place for those who love to visit Zoo. Know it that it has a large variety. One of the biggest of its kind in the area!!

Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma3.6/5

1 review

Good place to spend great time

I enjoyed here very much, it's a only a place where you can spend some great time. Here everything is available but price is little bit higher than the general. Overall it's a good place to watch

Rishabh Verma

Rishabh Verma4.3/5

15 reviews

A good place to hangout with friends

Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan is a very big zoo with many animals, fishes and birds. It has a big lake in the middle where you can do boating. The entry fee is Rs. 25 for adults which is totally paisa vasool. It is approachable by autos and buses from various locations like Patna junction, Ashiana, Boring Road, Saguna more, etc. Animals like Tiger, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Alligator, Tortoise, Snake, Crocodile, Cheetah, Elephant, Rhinoceros, etc. Definitely visit if you are in Patna. There is a restaurant inside which caters your hunger. There is a Rose garden which has different species of Roses and a small amusement park for kids.

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  • A good place to hangout with friends
  • A good place to hangout with friends
  • A good place to hangout with friends
  • A good place to hangout with friends

Rajnish Kumar

Rajnish Kumar4.6/5

2 reviews

A perfect place to hangout

I had some leisure time, then decided to visit this place, it's amazing, although it was crowded but good place. All the animals are well maintained here. The attraction of this zoo is the children train, luckily I got the chance to have a ride.

Vikram Kumar

Vikram Kumar3.9/5

2 reviews

Very exotic and lovable

I entered and saw a lonely place and I excited so much, there was lot of animals and zoo was very clean. I saw a Tiger when I first saw then I become afraid so bold was that Tiger. I ride mini rail through all parts of zoo and a lot of fun was there.

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