Mysore Zoo

Mysore Zoo

  • Mysore
  • Karnataka
  • India
Amont Things to Do in Mysore
  • Timings 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.
  • Timings 8 30 AM - 5 30 PM, Tuesday Closed
  • Time Required 3 hours
  • Entry Fee Adult INR 50 (Weekdays) Per Person, Child (5-12 yr) INR 20 (Weekdays), INR 30 (Weekend)
  • Constructed in 1892

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Mysore Zoo, Mysore Overview

Overview Date of establishment- 1892. Area covered- 250acres. Location- The zoo is located in the heart of the city of Mysore, Karnataka. Know Mysore zoo! Mysore zoo also known as the Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens is located around 3kms from the Mysore city bus stand. The zoo was established in the year 1892 by Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar, the local king. The zoo is one of the best zoos in India and is widely visited by people all over the world. Historical Importance The Mysore zoo has a very rich historical past. The zoo was established in the year 1892 and thus is one of the oldest zoos in the world. The zoo was founded by the king Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar. The king employed the famous German horticulturist & landscaper Mr. G.H. Krumbeigal in constructing the zoo. On his visit, the Rajah imported various animals from Africa and other European countries so as to fill the Mysore zoo with more animals. Wildlife at Mysore Zoo The Mysore zoo abounds in natural vegetation cover and comprises of various rare species of plants & trees that are hard to find some where else. One can see here various types of animals of which some are listed below. Fauna- The zoo is a home to large numbers of animals like common marmoset, sambar, spotted deer, African elephant, giraffe, chimpanzee, jaguar, mithun, Indian porcupine, lion, hippopotamus, blue bull, zebra and many more. Reptiles- The zoo provides shelter to a wide array of reptiles that includes crocodiles, Indian black turtle, Starred turtle, boa, etc. Avifauna- Here one can see a large number of birds that includes both residential as well as migratory birds. Some of them are Australian white dove, owl, emu, Carolina wood duck, blue masked lovebird, Flamingo, pheasant, peafowl, white ibis, rhea and many more. Other places to visit! Mysore Palace-It is the palace of the Maharaja of Mysore. Brindavan Gardens- One of the beautiful gardens that spreads over an area of 150acres of land. Chamundi Hills- They are around 335meters in altitude and are one of the favorite tourist destinations. How to reach! Air- The closest airport is located at Mysore itself. Rail- Mysore has a railway point, which is connected to other important cities all over India. Road- The place is easily accessible by road as it is well connected by road to major places.

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