Nehru Zoo Park Entry FeeEntry Fee:
Rs.20/- Amateur Still Camera
Rs.100/- Amateur Video Camera
Rs.500/- Professional Video Camera
Rs.1,500/- for trucks for film shooting
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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 and one of the top tourism places to visit in Hyderabad. Run by the Forest department, Government of Telangana, 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 Zoo 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.
There is a toy train which offers a fun filled ride of the park to the visitors. It is popular especially among kids. There is also a multi cuisine food court at the Nehru zoo park. There is a canteen for snacks and hot beverages as well as a separate dairy parlour with milk products and also a bakery.
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.
There is the option of battery operated vehicle, which takes visitors for a ride around the park, offering a closer look of the flora and fauna of the park. For those who like to add a bit of adventure there is the option of bicycling as well. Visitors can hire bicycles at the rate of Rs.20 per hour.
Facility of boating, both speed boat as well passenger’s boat, at the Mir Alam Lake is also offered here. Along with this, the authorities are also putting efforts in creating awareness about the wild life among masses. Weekly educational classes and awareness events are being conducted at regular intervals. Tiger talk, elephant talk, canine a class, snake awareness shows, etc., are a few examples.
Nehru Zoological park timings differ for two sets of months. During the month of April to June it is from 8 am to 5 pm, while during the months of July to March, it opens from 8.30 PM to 5.30 PM. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays and is closed on Mondays. One can buy entry ticket to Nehru Zoo Park only till 4.30 pm as the counter closes by then.
The entry fee is minimal to the park. However, to carry your camera along with you a ticket price of Rs.20 for still camera and Rs.100 for basic video camera should be paid. However, if you are keen on making a video on Nehru Zoo Park then you need to pay Rs.500 for professional video recording. Trucks for film shooting are also allowed inside with an entry fee if Rs.1, 500 and Rs.1000 for cars or jeeps.