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Mysore Zoo In Mysore, Karnataka

Spend a fun-filled day with diverse and stunning wildlife

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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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    Bengaluru

    Rashu's 4 days trip to Mysore

    Driver: Rehmat Coordinator: Sahil We had very good experience and up-to our expectations. 2 Nights vacation we planned went full of excitement and fun.. We appreciate urgent attention from Sahil on little hiccups we had during our stay.. Overall wonderful experience with Driver and Hotel and very co
    mfortable drive. Driver: Rehmat Coordinator: Sahil We had very good experience and up-to our expectations. 2 Nights vacation we planned went full of excitement and fun.. We appreciate urgent attention from Sahil on little hiccups we had during our stay.. Overall wonderful experience with Driver and Hotel and very comfortable drive.
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    Vibin Guevara

    Banglore

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    Jigyasa have arranged a wonderful trip for us, we visited Coorg (3 days) & Mysore (1 Day). It was our first year wedding anniversary outing and we even got gifts from Travel Corp in our hotel room. The Driver was very polite and adjusted very much. Jigyasa and team had a wonderful coordination, help
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    Mumbai

    Rudra's 7 days trip to Mysore

    • Pros 1. Very Nice And Well Arranged Trip 2. Driver was Really Good 3. Well Planned Trip 4. Travel Triangle Support Was Really Good And Continuous 5. Co-operative Staff 6. All The Provided Hotel Property Was Good and Spacious 7. Food Was Excellent In Houseboat 8.Good Staff On Houseboat 9. Enjoyed
    A Lot In In Munnar, Thekkady And Houseboat •Cons 1. Vegertian People Will Lot Of Issues 2. Communication Is A Huge Problem If You Don't Know English In Kerela 3. *There Were No New Blankets And No Towels Provided In Houseboat So The Risk Of Covid Seems High* 4. *At Thekkady Veg Food Is A Huge Problem ( No Veg Hotels , Only 1 Hotel That To Mixed , Service Was Not That Good In Thekkady )* 5. *Risk Is High In Kochi For Covid Here There Is Partial Lockdown* 6. *No Soaps , And Too Much Inscets And Lizards In Rooms ( Improvement Needed )*
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    Ahmedabad

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    Chennai

    Sangeetha's 5 days trip to Mysore

    Car driver was so kind and supportive. Houseboat food and other services, cleanliness are excellent. Thanks Sahil for your valuable support throughout the trip. Car driver was so kind and supportive. Houseboat food and other services, cleanliness are excellent. Thanks Sahil for your valuable support
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    Bangalore

    Abhijeet's 5 days trip to Mysore

    Genuine, prompt, reliable, cost - effective are a few adjectives for travel corp.. they helped us throughout the tour and even during pandemic when our one plan got cancelled due to lockdown they didn't deduct any amount and gave us time to plan other trip to utilise the amount.. in short highly sat
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    Hyderabad

    Ramahimaja's 5 days trip to Mysore

    All the services of Bookitforgetit were excellent. Will surely recommend them. All the services of Bookitforgetit were excellent. Will surely recommend them.
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    Bengaluru

    Bhavuk's 4 days trip to Mysore

    . we went to Ayyanakere lake, and Chamundeshwari temple today, and we are good now.. :) Thanks for planning the trip nicely, the hotel and everything else was great. Best Trip
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    Snehavandekar

    Mumbai

    Snehavandekar's 4 days trip to Mysore

    Mr. Sahil was our tour operator. Good and Positives: 1. Nice hotel. Great view. Food was awesome. Co-operative staff. 2. Nice car. Very nice and informative driver. Guided properly in every aspect. Thanks Sahil for managing things in right and proper way. All in all wonderful experience. Mr.
    Sahil was our tour operator. Good and Positives: 1. Nice hotel. Great view. Food was awesome. Co-operative staff. 2. Nice car. Very nice and informative driver. Guided properly in every aspect. Thanks Sahil for managing things in right and proper way. All in all wonderful experience.
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    Debargha Sarkar

    Bangalore

    Debargha's 5 days trip to Mysore

    Very satisfied with the prompt and reassuring nature of travel agents. The hotels selected were nice. Special mention for my travel agent Jigyasa who stayed connected ever since I booked the trip. Special thanks to our cabbie/ tour guide Arun, a very warm, hospitable young man who ensured we cov
    ered all the points at Coorg and Ooty on time. We also managed a safari at Bandipur by being on time. Overall experience: excellent.. highly recommended. Ride from Coorg to Ooty via Bandipur and Mudumalai Tiger reserves. Never imagined, we would see deer and elephants along the drive through.

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    Yes. Fresh food is available inside for the visitors.

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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.

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