Visit Chhatbir zoo in Chandigarh

Lion Safari at Chhatbir Zoo, Chandigarh

Delight in watching big cats and other wild animals roaming freely
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Feb - Apr, Aug - Nov

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5-6 Days


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Rs. 10,000
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About Lion Safari at Chhatbir Zoo in Chandigarh

Chhatbir Zoo is among the largest zoological gardens in North India that is situated close to Zirakpur, 17 km from Chandigarh. Also known as the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, the zoo was constructed in the 1970s. Sprawling across 202 acres of land, Chhatbir Zoo, Zirakpur is home to approximately 103 species of rare and endangered animals, reptiles and birds. Chhatbir Zoo in Chandigarh paints a magnificent picture of the underlying ecological harmony that enhances the charm of beautiful surroundings. The animals are kept in open enclosures so that their behavioral and physical needs can be met akin to their natural habitat.

The sight of Royal Bengal Tiger roaming freely in its near-natural habitat makes every visit worth it. The main attraction of the Chhatbir Zoo tour is the Royal Bengal Tiger and this is the reason why a lion safari is highly looked up to at this zoological park. The safari has developed into the perfect point of interest for visiting the zoo. For a Chhatbir Zoo lion safari, visitors are taken in a caged motor vehicle to the tiger’s refuge so that vacationers can catch sight of the big cat closely. Watching lions with their graceful gait is a goose-bumping experience. One edge of the forest is meant only for big cats and an area of almost 8 hectares of space is dedicated for lion safari. In addition, visitors can watch wild animals such as barking deer, jackal, golden pheasant, leopard, white Indian peafowl, and crane.

Those planning to visit a zoo in Punjab, should also look up to this zoological garden. Bright peacocks keep loitering around, add to the sight of this zoo as well as lion safari. Enjoying close-up views of this royal and fierce animal is an experience to cherish. Certainly, lion safari in Chhatbir zoo is an attraction that tourists should not miss.

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Some of the rules to be followed at the zoo are –

Keep the zoo premises, lawn, and public utilities clean

Pets are not allowed

Don’t tease animals

Don’t play music in the zoo

Restaurant, canteen, and ice-cream parlor offer refreshment options at the zoo.

Although, the zoo remains crowded all through the year but it receives huge influx of tourists during the winter season due to the pleasant weather.

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