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Mysore Zoo In Mysore, Karnataka

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About Mysore Zoo in Mysore

Mysore zoo, also known as Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, was established in the year 1892 by the Royals of Mysore and is one of the oldest zoos in the India. It is one of Mysore’s most popular attractions and the second most visited place after Mysore Palace. Mysore zoo park was originally built on 10 acres of the summer palace of Maharaja Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar and was called the Palace Zoo. It was handed over to the Zoo Authority of Karnataka in 1979. After acquiring an artificial lake and the Karanji tank with an artificial island as a sanctuary for birds in Mysore zoo, this zoo stands on a staggering 157-acres of land. With a long history of 125 years, the zoo houses more than 1450 specimens belonging to 168 species in natural enclosures.

Mysore Zoo animals include various Indian species like Gaur, Bisons, Nilgai, Spotted Deer, Black buck, Bears, Barking Deer, and a great number of Elephants. Other exotic animals present here are Giraffe, Zebra, African elephants, Otters, Chimpanzees and others. Mysore zoo is the only zoo in India to have a Gorilla. The reptile section includes a number of Cobras, Python and the star of the place, a Turtle.

A massive aviary with a bridge passing right through the centre is located inside the zoo where visitors can observe a diverse species of bird like Spoonbill, Painted stork, Hornbill, Flamingos, Sarus Cranes and various types of Ducks, Geese and so on.

The Mysore zoo also runs an animal adoption program where the general public is encouraged to adopt the animals for a specific period of time.

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    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      Rooms were not clean. Coorg hotel was no where near the market. Cockroaches in the room. We have to wait for more than 3 hours to check in Mysore hotel. Mysore hotel's manager was too arrogant. Service was very slow. We have been told there will no Oyo rooms from the package. But have got Oyo rooms in coorg and mysore. Need to travel for more 4-5 kms to reach to coorg hotel's breakfast restaurant. There was only 1 option given for breakfast in Coorg. I have been told I will get so many options in the breakfast. Nothing I got. Mysore hotel didn't give us breakfast. I ate it outside and Lee vacations paid me for that. Ooty hotel was good but the service was damn slow. We literally have to wait for half an hour to get water bottle. Breakfast was very limited. Only idli and bread. Cab driver was good. He knows each and every thing about the place.
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      Sunilgupta Sg

      Bangalore, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Mysore

      I am highly disappointed with your hotel bookings for my ooty trip. My first hotel at mysore "viceroy comfort" was pathetic as it was not even close to a 3 star hotel, as promised to me by your agent. The room was not hygenic, the blanket was torn, AC remote was not working, no clean glasses and jug and even TV screen was not proper. My experience for next hotel "Castle international" was even more pathetic as non-AC rooms were booked for us, which was a fault from your end purely. I had already mentioned to your agent in the starting that I wanted AC rooms only Still he booked me a non AC room and later when I called him, he clearly told me that he cannot do anything now.Due to this I had to adjust in such humid temperature . I trusted you with my trip planning and you have spoiled my whole vacation.You had such a good name in your line but I don’t think you are eligible for any praises. This was my first experience with you and its really horrible. In continuation to trailing mail I would like to point out few more things 1. As stated earlier after about my concern for non AC room in Mysore, I had confirmed about my booking of AC room in ooty,for which your executive clearly told me that Ooty rooms are AC rooms only but once again I got a non AC room. 2. No where in my itinerary, it was mentioned that I had to purchase separate tickets for toy-train to Coonoor from Ooty, At the end, I was forced to drop down whole Coonoor plan. 3. Lastly, everywhere the driver also acts as a guide, but our driver was not only in a hurry to complete his day and leave us back at the hotel but never took any interest in guiding us through the tour. I wanted the tour to be memorable in good ways but it turned out to be otherwise. I am highly disappointed by your services and the false commitments by your executives given to attract business. Now, i am worried for my next trip.
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      Rahul Saxena

      Delhi, 5 days ago

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      Nice tour and convince car Driver nice place good people Mysore Park and tourism
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      Hitesh Kumar Jain

      Jaipur, 20 days ago

    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      We had great trip of Ooty-Conoor-Bandipur-Mysore. Great support from executives of Tootle Tours and travel triangle. Our driver cum guide Mr. Yogendra gave great efforts through out the trip, we visited all places in a very synchronize manner. Hope for future trips from Tootle tours.
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      Smartyirfan

      Bangalore, a month ago

    • Trip to Mysore

      In Mysore white parrot hotel was so so and services is too worst In Coorg manager and staff services was good but la flora breaverly hills resort was worst rooms this is the first time we stayed in such worst rooms Nothing
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      Sivagorak

      Hyderabad, a month ago

    • Trip to Mysore

      Services of travel agent below average.They have booked very cheap hotel for our 3 N stay at Mysore. Old hotel with out maintenance. TV not working.ckeaning of rooms and not proper. Restaurant in poor condition.Room service is not there.I wanted to change the hotel on the first day itself. Contacted Mr Rajesh Sharma several times and later MrTanveer Singh also.But they did not help.In frustration I left contacting. Our request is do not include this hotel for your customers Good vehicle and good driver.
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      Reachknmenon

      Kochi, a month ago

    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      Mysore Hotel Q star was not good, bad service, not got breakfast, we have to do breakfast at restaurant which result in wastage of time (Same day of return flight to mumbai)
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      Sunil Shete

      Bengaluru, a month ago

    • Trip to Mysore

      Really a wonderful trip. Had a nice time. Extremely happy that we have explored coorg and Mysore well. Thank you for Lee vacation for providing a wonderful driver to let us know about the best place in those areas.
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      Radhaswetha

      Chennai, a month ago

    • Trip to Mysore

      Food and accommodation at Mysore(hotel Aishwarya) wasn't good compared to ooty.
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      Sai Ramya Hyd

      Hyderabad, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Mysore

      There are two things very important which is making any trips grateful the one is hotels & location and second one is cabs & drivers. In our case we got very nice cab and driver Mr. Naveen moorti and he served very good services to us and we satisfied with him during our trip also we are thankful to MS Bhargavi from VFM holidays she provided flexibility to us for shuffling our trip dates to one day and she was very polite and manageable. The only thing which we have disappointed the first one thing of hotel and location choosing skill we are not satisfied with hotels at all the places (Ooty,Mysore,Bangalore) except coorg. The banglore hotel was really worst in above all. so they should improve this thing rest of the thing are very good we really enjoyed during our vacation. Thanks VFM.
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      Shobhit Sahu

      Mumbai, 2 months ago

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    Yes. The battery operated vehicles are available inside the zoo for adults, children (5 - 12 years) and senior citizens at 150 INR, 75 INR and 75 INR respectively.

    Yes. Fresh food is available inside for the visitors.

    It would be best if you visit the Mysore zoo early in the morning or in the evening. The animals don't come out between this time due to the heat.

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