For nature lovers National Zoological Park is one of the best tourist places in Delhi. Spread over 176 acres, the National Zoological Park in New
Delhi boasts of a wonderful collection of endangered birds and rare animals.
Also known as Chidiya Ghar, the zoo houses 1350 animals. Visitors can explore the
zoo either on foot or rent a vehicle that will give a quick tour around the
area. National Zoological Park got established in 1959 and is situated close to
the Old Fort. Tourists (especially families and children) love to spend their
free time walking around Chidiya Ghar and exploring over 130 species of birds
and animals from all over the world.
Tourists are not allowed to bring food in the park, though
there is a canteen that serves delicious food. The park has many
battery-operated vehicles. Earlier, the park was famous with the name ‘Delhi
Zoo’. Later on, it was renamed to the National Zoological Park. The site has
everything from the tiniest bird to the wildest lion. It is super fun to be
around the cute little birds and endangered animals that are hardly spotted in
Animals get to live in an environment that looks almost
similar to their natural habitat. If you take the right path from the entrance
gate, you will get to spot African Wild Buffalo, Giraffes, Zebras,
Hippopotamus, Spider Monkey, Chimpanzee, and Gir Lion. Visitors who take the
left will see jaguars, macaques, peafowl, and hyenas. Other animals present
here are Asiatic Lion, Swamp Deer, Royal Bengal Tiger, Rhinoceros, Brow
Antlered Deer, and more. Right in the center, you will find an underground
reptile section that houses a wide variety of snakes and lizards.
The zoo is open to visitors every day except for Friday and
National holidays. Plan a trip to the National Zoological Park and have some
fun time with your loved ones.