Website: Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad
Timings: Mon - Sun 08:00am - 05:00pm
Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad: Located at a distance of 16 km from Hyderabad, Nehru Zoological Park was opened to the public in the year of 1963. Situated near Mir Alam Tank of Hyderabad, Nehru Zoological Park is the largest zoo of India. Run by the Forest department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, the zoo has been named after Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of the country.
Spread over an area of approximately 380 acres, the Nehru Zoological Park boasts of almost 1,500 species of birds, animals and reptiles. The zoo has rich fauna including the avian fauna as well such as Indian Rhino, Asiatic Lion, Tiger, Panther, Giraffe, Gaur, Deer, Antelopes, Orangutan, and many more. The place also has a rich population of reptiles such as Crocodile, Python, etc.
Popular picnic spot for the twin cities-Hyderabad and Secunderabad, the zoo has natural history museum presenting a glimpse into the past. The children park in the Zoo keeps kids entertained throughout the trip. Along with these, safaris are the main attraction amongst visitors. You have Lion Safari, Tiger Safari, Bear Safari, and Butterfly Safari at the zoo to choose from.