The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park set on the sprawling land of 625 acres, is a good place for spending time in the company of fauna and flora. This park, being one of the biggest parks in Andhra Pradesh, boasts of a varied group of wild species. Located 4 kms from the Visakhapatnam railhead, this park is situated on the National Highway near Mathurawada. You can watch about eighty animals' species, the total count coming to approximately eight hundred. This place is easily accessible via road, rail and air. Air-travelers can use the nearest airport of Vishakhapatnam while the closest railway station of Vishakhapatnam is the fittest for travelers coming by train.
Coming here by road is also easy as the place is well linked to the neighboring areas as well as to other parts of the country. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park attracts heavy footfalls throughout the year. This Zoological Park has different segments for reptiles, carnivores, lesser carnivores, primates, small mammals, ungulates and birds. At the Reptile section, you can view Snakes, Pythons, Land Tortoises, Water Monitor Lizards, Terrapins, Monitor Lizards etc. The Primates' section has different species of monkeys namely Rhesus monkey, the common Langur and Bonnet Monkey. It also houses some other exotic fauna which consists of Olive Baboons, Mandrills and Sacred Baboons.
The section of Carnivores gives you the chance to see Tigers, Panthers, Lions, Jaguars, Pumas, in addition to lesser carnivores like Wild Dogs, Wolves, Jackals, Hyenas, etc. In large secure enclosures, you may also chance upon Sloth Bear and Himalayan Black Bear.
A special attraction of this park is the Hippopotamus. The Crocodile Complex which plays home to three species of Indian Crocodile also draws huge footfalls. The Herbivores' segment will offer you the chance of watching Bison, Elephant, Sambar, Thamin Deer and Spotted Deer.
The varied collection of aves forms a special attraction of this park. Birds like Rosy Pelicans, Grey Pelicans, Pied Horn Bills, Peacocks, Painted Storks, Ducks, Budgerigars, Cockateels and Love Birds form a part of this varied range.
So, book your place for a tour to Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Andhra Pradesh today. You would unquestionably be captivated by the diverse flora and fauna of this park.