Visit the Dehradun Zoo in Uttarakhand

Dehradun Zoo in Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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About Dehradun Zoo in Dehradun, Uttarakhand

A miniature zoological park, Dehradun Zoo is set in the midst of Shivalik range of Doon Valley. Offering a perfect escape from the humdrum of the bustling city life, the enchanting Dehradun Zoo in Dehradun, Uttarakhand provides you with an amazing opportunity to get acquainted with astonishing wildlife in the Himalayan region. Nestled in Mussoorie Road on the outskirts of Dehradun, this zoological garden is one of the major attractions to explore in the town. Sandwiched between Mussoorie and Dehradun, nevertheless, what route you pick, the park is quite easily accessible.

Sprawling over an area of about 25 hectares of land, this zoo in Dehradun was established with an aim to conserve wild species of animals and biodiversity. If you are a nature lover, then do head to this miniature park, and avail an ultimate chance to take a sneak-peek into fauna and savor the charm of flora.

History of Dehradun Zoo

Formerly, known as Malsi Deer Park, Dehradun Zoo was established as a Van consciousness center in the year 1976. Also served as a rescue center in the past, it was set up with just 1 goral, 3 spotted deer, 2 barking deer, 5 slopes, and 3 peacocks. Later, upgraded to a miniature zoo under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, there was also formed a Dehradun Zoo Management Society by the Government of Dehradun.

Attractions of Dehradun Zoo

Offering quite a picturesque backdrop to let you cherish some soulful moments with loved ones, this attraction cannot be missed out on an excursion to Dehradun. With a zip-line area, well-manicured gardens, canteens, restroom, theatre, and aquarium in Dehradun Zoo, here you can have quite a relaxing time with your troupe.

Animals in Dehradun Zoo

Home to an array of Himalayan wildlife species, including exotic deer, tigers, Neelgai, peacock, and other Himalayan birds along with the rare plants, Dehradun Zoo, Uttarakhand is a heaven for wildlife enthusiasts. There is an area of 25 hectares in the zoo that houses a plethora of wildlife species. The area of the zoo is nestled cozily in the foothills of the majestic Shivalik range. Apart from the many wildlife species mentioned above, there are more varieties that live happily in the zoo. There are crocodiles, leopards, and turtles that are kept with the utmost care, attention, and love. Other than the many wildlife species, there are also numerous birds that form a major part of the zoo. There are Ostriches, Turkeys, Parrots, Owls, Peacocks, Parakeets, and Macaws in the zoo that attract hordes of visitors every day. There are also many reptiles including the likes of a variety of snakes and a few water animals. With the advancement and evolvement of Dehradun Zoo in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, many water animals would be added to the group to grab more attention of the general public, especially tourists visiting Dehradun and nearby destinations like Mussoorie and Dhanaulti. These animals and birds excite kids the most as they are able to learn a great deal about the different species present in India. The presence of such species here makes this place a great spot for the class picnics and educational tours. The local schools in Dehradun schedule visits to Dehradun Zoo Park and bring students to get them acquainted with different species of wildlife and birds.

If the idea of witnessing colorful birds, deer gorging on the fresh grass, and leopard basking in the sun entice you, then this wildlife park is meant to beguile you.

Dehradun Zoo Aquarium

With the many advancements happening at the Dehradun Zoo in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, there are a few sections that have been added to the list of the many spaces inside the zoo. The recently added one is the Aquatic World, an aquarium area that houses many different species of fish, including the rare varieties. There are many varieties like Goldfish, Zebra Danio Fish, Texas Cichlid, Jaguar Fish, Silver Shark Fish, Green Terror Fish, Alligator Fish, and other varieties.

Ranked as 10th amongst around 181 zoos in the world, this zoological garden is quite a famous zoo in Dehradun, drawing a huge flock of wildlife lovers from all across the globe.

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    Trip was overall good, we did not get an trouble during entire journey. We enjoy everything in Mussorrie and brought life long memory.

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    Shital's 6 days trip to Dehradun

    The trip started with good experience the stay in haridwar, joshimatha,auli but the second last day & last trip we really had bad experience because the stay we got in chopta was really scary as advised in the iternary that was 200mts down but it was 650 mts down where we requested the Eden camp owner we want to change camp but he didn't do it ND even saw skull nd bones thrown near to kitchen dn we thought we cannot stay back there,thanks to our driver RAVI he was very helpful nd supporting all around the trip he helped to search hotel even the same situation happened in Rishikesh they gave stay as Samridhi Retreat when we reached the hotel they said there are no bookings we noonetried travel agency where noone receiving call to Inform what next step...it was like mental torture and harrashment for the tourist...later we searched hotel on our own and stayed back in Rishikesh. PLEASE MAKE SURE THE BOOKINGS AS IT IS MENTIONED IN ITERNARY IS NOT SAME..

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    Arun's 5 days trip to Dehradun

    Every thing is Good in our trip but if agency arrange a local cab it may very good to us. Bcoz the driver has lack of knowledge abt our visit places. Missouri is the best part of our trip

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    Anjali Gupta

    Ahmedabad

    Anjali's 6 days trip to Dehradun

    we booked the trip for uttarkhand. The trip was did not meet our expectations. The places as per itinerary were not covered. on the first day itself confusion was created as to which terminal to pick up due to which there was a delay of 3 hours and as a result of which our first destination ie mussoorie was affected and we could see only on viewpoint. the contact person Mr Deepak was not cordial and did things as per his wish.

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    Mumbai

    Akshay's 6 days trip to Dehradun

    We booked our trip with Agent Trip Birbal through travel traingle for 6 days 5 nights. We made sure our plan will.be customized and as said by travel traingle and our travel agent they customized our plan according to our needs and made sure everything went as per plan. Agent Trip Birbal was really good and we got everything what we were promised. Also the driver of our cab was really good, with very good driving skills and was really helpful. We were going to miss out some points but our driver made sure that we got to see our planned tourist spots. The hotels provided by our Travel agent were good. especially Corbett Treat Resort and The mountain Quail ( Mussoorie) stood out in food, room, cleanliness. The shivaay hotel in rishikesh was decent one. If anyone wants to go to Uttarakhand , i would suggest go with Agent Trip birbal but make sure to customize your own plan and get on mail by the agent that they will provide all the services that you asked for. Travel Traingle staff was also good to us but a problem that i observed was ,our trip guide Kocab Hammad's number was switched off most of the time and that definitely is not a good impression. If anything had gone wrong how we were supposed to contact our trip guide from travel traingle? Please take this into account. Rest all was perfectly organised. You can trust Travel Triangle.

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    Sm's 4 days trip to Dehradun

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    Hetal's 3 days trip to Dehradun

    The experience of booking the trip for my parents through travel triangle was not good in terms of reliability. They outsourced itvto some agent called tripsailor who was based in Delhi and the agents were very rude. Secondly none of the mobile numbers givenb to us to contact worked as they were out of reach or temporarily disconnected.Before the trip u felt i was duped for the money as they were not responsible to contact us .I am really disappointed with this kind of service.1 day before the trip i gad to make 10 calls back and forth to tripsailor and travel triangle.

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    SHIVPRASAD R PILLAI

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    Shivprasad's 5 days trip to Dehradun

    Hotel trihari at rishikesh was the worst hotel.Service was very bad hotel room was ok..Shiv inn hotel in haridwar ,the room was ok but food was not up to the mark.Basera was very good recommend for people going to mussorie with very good services .. THE VIBES AT RIVER GANGA WAS THE BEST..STAY AT HOTEL BASERA AND THE STAFF MEMBERS WERE VERY GOOD ND WELL BEHAVED

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    Besides, a variety of deer species, here you can also get a chance to spot, tigers, crocodiles, peacocks, and nilgai.

    Yes. Apart from enjoying their day with the rare species of animals, here children can also enjoy slides and swings.

    Yes. If you are planning to cherish some blissful time with your loved ones, Dehradun Zoo is quite an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic in the Himalayan region.

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