Himalayan Zoological Park is a popular zoo of Gangtok, and is one of the few places in India where animals are kept in their natural habitat. The park spans over an area of 230 acres of forested land, with elevation ranging between 6500 to 500 feet. 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 other creatures. The area is very large and the animals are kept in open enclosures. Being that said, you might not be able to spot all of them.
In a short distance of 6 kilometers from Himalayan Zoological Park the popular 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 places for resting that have shelters and benches. Some spots also have café, souvenir shop, washroom, drinking water facility and a watch tower for the spectacular view of the park. Himalayan Zoological Park is located at a distance of 6 km from the main city. The park was founded in the year 1991.
Fees: Adult- INR 25, Kid- INR 10 | Small Vehicle- INR 40, Larger Vehicle (like Bolero)- INR 100| No additional charges for camera.
Timings: 9 am to 4 pm (except Thursday)
Best Time to Visit: Mid- February to May and Mid-September to December