Himalayan Zoological Park, Sikkim, India

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About Himalayan Zoological Park

Himalayan Zoological Park is the largest high altitude zoo in India. You will find many habitats of fauna in this park and it is a habitat Himalayan tahr, satyr tragopan, blood pheasant, blue sheep, Himalayan monal, etc. It is also famous for the magnificent view of Mr. Kanchenjunga and creatures.

The park was created to protect biodiversity without disturbing the animals and to keep them in their natural habitat. Himalayan Zoological Park is located at Bulbuley, 3 kilometres from Gangtok. The majority of the park is covered in forests, which are home to Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda, and Barking Deer. This zoo is located at an elevation of 1,780 metres and spans over 230 hectares of forested area.

This one-of-a-kind zoo and is one of the best locations to visit in Gangtok to see exotic species that has been well-preserved in their native settings. The ideal months to visit this zoo are February through May, and September through December. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except Thursday.

 

How to reach Himalayan Zoological Park

By Air

The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport, which is 133.7 kilometres away from the Zoological Park.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Darjeeling Railway Station, which is 106.2 kilometres away from the Zoological Park.

By Car

Himalayan Zoological Park is well connected to other major cities, and many private vehicles travel directly to the Zoo.

 

Things to do in Himalayan Zoological Park

1. Trekking

Himalayan Zoological Park is a wonderful spot for trekking in a natural setting.

2. Sightseeing 

Another excellent activity available in Gangtok is sightseeing. The area is teeming with some of the most breathtaking photographic opportunities.

3. Observe animals in their natural habitat

It's incredible to witness wild creatures strolling around in their natural habitat. It's like an open zoo where you can track animals.

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