Nehru Zoological Park, in Hyderabad had been named after the first Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru. Though established in itself, it could be opened to the public only on the 6th day of October in 1963.
Spread over a vast area of more than 380 acres of land in Hyderabad, the zoo houses many rare and endangered species of animals. It is located adjacent to the popular Mir Alam Tank, Bahadurpur in Hyderabad. The Mir Alam Tank is also a famous place to be visited in Hyderabad.
The Nehru Zoological Park also known as the Hyderabad Park has the record of being the first such park in the country to have the animals arranged in zoological order in open enclosures. Animals in the zoo or the park as it is called are kept in open enclosures providing them the natural ambience needed. Such a method of keeping animals in open enclosures makes them feel at home. This is also helpful in their breeding. It also helps the researchers in the study of the animal behavior. The Zoological Park has successfully bred many indigenous animals.
The Park houses more than 1200 animals and 100 different species giving them an artificially created habitat but ensuring that they do have a feel that they are in their own natural habitat. Many species of animals, birds and reptiles are present in this zoo. Species like Tigers, Lions, Chimpanzees, Panthers, White peacocks, Rhinoceros, Mynahs, Deer, Tortoise, Antelopes, Crocodiles, snakes like Python, Gaur and various other kind of birds are present in Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad. Both the breeds of Lions i.e. the African as well as the Indian Lions are the attraction here. Other attractions in the zoo are the panthers and the rare white tigers. The park is maintained by the Forest Department.
Taking the visitors inconveniences in moving around in the zoo, the new facility of Battery operated car (go-karts) has been started in the zoo to take the visitors around the zoo to different areas. This new battery operated car can accommodate 10 people and is available at a minimal charge of Rs.40 per person. Such a system is also eco-friendly. The animals in the zoo are also not affected by these cars. A train track is also present in this zoo to take the visitors around the zoo. The charges for this train is just Rs.15 per person.
Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad runs Jungle Safari in open top Jeep as well. The experience in these open jeeps are more welcoming and exciting. Other such exciting facilities available at the zoo are the Elephant rides and Maharaja Elephant rides.
Apart from seeing the animals and birds in their more or less natural habitat, this place is also famous as a convenient family picnic spot. The zoo opens to the public at 9am every day. One must visit the zoo early and walk around to enjoy the ambience of the animals.
Fees & Zoo Hours Timings:
April to June: 8.00 am to 5.30 pm.
July to March: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.
(Booking counters will close by 4:30 pm)
Entry into the Zoo:
a) Child (above 5 and below 12 years) Rs 15.00
b) Adult Rs 30.00
c) Trucks for film shooting Rs 1500.00
a) Amateur Rs 20.00 (per day)
b) Professional Rs 500.00
a) Amateur Rs 100.00 (per day)
b) Professional Rs 500.00
a) Per day & Generator Fee Rs 8500.00 (per day) & Rs 1500.00 (Generator Fee)
a) Child (below 12 years) Rs 5.00
b) Adult Rs 15.00
a) Child (below 12 years) Rs 20.00
b) Adult Rs 40.00
Nocturnal Animal House:
a) Child (below 12 years) Rs 5.00
b) Adult 10.00
Battery Operated Vehicle:
a) Child (below 12 years) Rs 30.00
b) Adult Rs 50.00
Zoo Guest House:
(Rents during day only)
For occupation Rs 500.00 for family of 10 members.
9.00 am to 5.30 pm.
- Keep The Zoo Premises Clean
- Co-operate with the zoo Management
- Follow the zoo regulations
- Adopt an Animal.
- Do not litter or dirty the place
- Do not tease or throw anything at the animals
- Do not shout or indulge in unruly behavior
- Do not feed the animals
- Do not lean or climb on the enclosures
- Do not leave children unattended
- Do not bring plastic bags, bottles, cups etc.
- Do not Wing pray equipment’s
- Carrying of fire arms
- Carrying of injurious substances
- Smoking in Zoo premises
- Consumption of alcohol
- Per animals
Birds in Nehru Zoological Park:
Cocktails, Cranes, Ducks, Eagles, Egrets, Geese, Herons, Horn bills, Lories, Love birds, Macaws, Owls, Parakeets, Parrots, Pelicans, Pheasants, Storks, Vultures.
Mammals in Nehru Zoological Park:
Primates: Nilgiri Langur, Common Langur, Bonnet Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Lion tail Macaque, Chimpanzee, Olive Baboon, Sacred Baboon, Red Patsa Monkey.
Herbivore: Elephant, Rhinoceros, Sambar Deer, Swamp Deer, Thamin Deer, Spotted Deer, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Nilgai / Blue Bull, Black Buck, Chousingha, Giraffe, Hippopotamus.
Camivore: Royal Bengal Tiger, White Tiger, Asiatic lion, Lepard, Fishing cat, Leopard Cat, Hyena, Wolf, Wild Dog, Jackal, Fox, Cheetha, Jaguar.
Omnivore: Sloth Bear, Black Bear, Sun Bear, Wild Boar, Civets.
Rodents: Porcupine, Gaint Squirrel.
Reptails in Nehru Zoological Park:
Crocodiles: Marsh crocodile, Gharial, Salt water crocodile, Caimen.
Snakes: King cobra, Python, Cobra, Russell viper, Sand boa, Rat snake, Green vine snake.
Lizards: Monitor lizard, Chameleon, Green Iguana.
Tortoise: Star tortoise, Turtles, Indian soft shell turtle, Melanochyles turtle, Red ear turtle.
Weekly Education Events Nehru Zoo Park:
In order to impart knowledge, information and to develop interest towards wildlife conservation. the following weekly events are conducted regularly.
|Week||Name of the Event||Description|
|Tuesday||Tiger Talk||Animal Keeper’s Talk on Tigers|
|Wednesday||Elephant Walk||Awareness Programme on Elephants|
|Thursday||Canine Classes||Information sharing on wild dogs, Wolves, & Jackals|
|Friday||Bird School||Interactive birds feeding and awareness session|
|Saturday||Crocodile coaching||Interactive session on Crocodiles and reptiles|
|Sunday||Snake awareness shows||Sensitization on snakes conservation|
Animal Adoption Scheme:
Nehru Zoological Park welcomes Corporate Care!
Man has realized the importance of the Wildlife Conservation for the perpetuity of humankind It is also important for two reasons, first for the survival of mankind and second that we do not have a right to stop evolutionary processes and destroy all those species which have evolved and came on earth much before evolution of mankind.
The Nehru Zoological Park is one of the top Zoos in the world, where the animals are kept in enclosures which closely resemble their natural surroundings. The maintenance and care of animals housed in Nehru Zoological F’ark is an expensive proposition, in addition to providing nutritious food, the animals are also provided with dietary supplements and best available medical care. Therefore ADOPTIONS from animal lovers and well wishers are highly solicited.
Adoption of Specific animals Rs. Per Animal and Bird:
|Name of the Enclosure/Animal||Annual Maintenance||Half Yearly Maintenance||Quarterly Maintenance|
|Lion and Tigers||1,00,000||50,000||25,000|
|Nocturnal Animals (Owl, Cats, Lodes, Etc..)||10,000||5,000||2,500|
|Jaguars or Panthers||50,000||25,000||12,500|
|Hyaena, Jackals, Wolves and Wild Dogs||30,000||15,000||7,500|
|Birds (Pecock, Parrots, etc) 5 Nos||10,000||5,000||2,500|
- I.T exemption under Section 80 G (2) & (5) of IT Act 1961.
- Preferential allotment for Guest house reservation.
- In case the students of a school adopt an animal by paying the adoption cheques, (100) student below (12) years of age from the school will be allowed free of charges along with (10) staff members in a year
- Most important thing is that you can have the great feeling that you are practically participating in the conservation of our rich heritage.
- You & Your Company can also reach out to Lakhs of visitors of the zoo. through the plaque kept near the enclosure displaying your company Logo and Name.
- You will be allowed to view the animals from the close quarters of the animal enclosure / animals / birds you have adopted.
Facilities Available at Nehru Zoological Park:
- Reverse Osmosis drinking water
- Toilets & washrooms
- First aid
- Benches & shelters
- Battery operated vehicles
- Toy Train
- CNG safari van
- Parking area ( 2 & 4 wheelers)
- Food court & cafeteria
Nehru Zoological Park
Bahadurpura, Hyderabad – 500 064, Telangana, INDIA
Phone :040-24477355 Fax :040-24473253.