Himalayan Zoological Park is a famous zoo in Gangtok and is one of the few places in India where animals are kept in their natural habitat. The park spans 230 acres of forested land, with elevations ranging between 6500 to 500 feet and is one of the popular tourist attractions in Gangtok. The park is home to leopard cats, barking deer, leopards, Himalayan black bear, Tibetan wolves, yaks, lady Amherst pheasant, barking deer, golden pheasant, Red pandas, Yaks, Gorals, large Indian civets, Silver Pheasant, Kalij, clouded leopard and a lot of other creatures. The area is huge and the animals are kept in open enclosures. That said, you might not be able to spot all of them.
At a short distance of 6 kilometers from Himalayan Zoological Park, the famous temple of Gangtok, Hanuman Tok, is located. A 2.5 km long road runs through the park. One can choose to take a stroll or book a reserved car to enjoy their visit.
If you are taking a walk, you can find different resting places with shelters and benches. Some spots also have a café, souvenir shop, washroom, drinking water facility, and a watchtower for a spectacular view of the park. Himalayan Zoological Park is located 6 km from the main city. The park was founded in 1991. You can explore this popular attraction with our Gangtok packages, which are customizable and you can book a tour with us!
Here are the details you must know about Zoological Park Gangtok
Himalayan Zoological Park
- Fees: Adult- INR 25, Kid- INR 10 | Small Vehicle- INR 40, Larger Vehicle (like Bolero)- INR 100| No additional charges for the camera.
- Timings: 9 am to 4 pm (except Thursday)
- Location: Bulbulay
- Best Time to Visit: Mid- February to May and Mid-September to December
How to reach Himalayan Zoological Park Gangtok
You can visit the zoological park from Gangtok by taxi. It is located just 6 km from Gangtok at Bulbulay. A small pathway opposite Ganesh Tok gives you entry to Himalayan Zoological Park. (all the other information is already mentioned on the page)