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Mysore Zoo in Mysore

Mysore Zoo (officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is a 157-acre (64 ha) zoo located near the palace in Mysore, India. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India, and is home to a wide range of species (168). Mysore Zoo is one of the city’s most popular attractions.

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Location:
Mysore
Karnataka, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses:
₹40
Time people usually spend here:
3 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
12.3009783°N, 76.6678762°E
Distance from Mysore city center to Mysore Zoo
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

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Read traveller's reviews about Mysore Zoo..

Overall Rating:4.4

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  '5' out of 5
"I'll rate this zoo above most other zoos in India, as it is very well maintained and the animals are so healthy. The zoo clearly takes good care of them, and I was happy to find so many of the people adopt the animals. It's not a very big zoo in terms of size (that doesn't mean you won't get tired of walking from start to end), and all the animals are strategically placed, which means that similar animals are together, and the most attractive ones like the wild animals are kept somewhere in the middle, etc. It's a nice place to hangout and feel the nature up front. There is huge crowd on the weekends, and one day per week is off for maintenance. Make sure you carry an umbrella in case it rains, there aren't a lot of shades during a crowdy day."
  '5' out of 5
"Very well organised: you simply cannot get lost as there are signs everywhere showing you where you are with distance and direction to the exit. It's a one-way route so it's very easy to navigate. There is extensive information on all birds, animals and trees. Lots of benches available for taking rest. They even have purified water for drinking purposes. Brilliant place: I loved it. Be prepared to spend at least 2 hours there. They have a battery operated buggy for the less able and for those who are in a hurry, but it doesn't stop everywhere so try to go on foot if possible to make the most of the visit. Rs 60 per adult entrance fee. Rs 125 per head additional if you want to travel by the buggy."
  '5' out of 5
"The Chamundi Zoological Gardens is one of India's most famous zoological gardens and is quite old. Spanning over 5 sq kms, it houses some of the best collection of animals in India. A large selection of birds, and a splattering of reptilian animals make up for a day well spent indeed. The zoo also houses a chimpanzee that smokes a cigarette once a week, drinks coke once a week and wears a cooling glass while smoking the cigarette. The chimp also shakes hands with zoo volunteers. "
  '4' out of 5
"In India,Hyderabad n mysore is the only plcs having giraffe in the zoo...it was exciting to see..even all other variety of other animals..its a Gud plc to be..also it gives club car facilities to the senior citizens to take a tour in it..N also stops at each enclosure to give u enough tym..if u wana get down for. A min...N join bck.enjoyable tym there."
  '5' out of 5
" A very nice Zoo! Lots of animals from all over the world. very green and clean. Animals are kept in very good conditions. Recommended to all the family "

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 4, 2016