Nehru Zoolgical Park is located in
Hyderabad and was
declared open to the public on 6th October 1963. It spreads over 400 acres
and is the premier picnic spot for the twin-cities of Hyderabad and
A Safari Expedition
Nehru Zoological Park is one of the biggest zoos in Asia with over 250 species. The zoo is the first in India to have lion safari and tiger safari. The zoos' undulating landscape provides a natural setting displayed in large habitat-simulating enclosures. Inside the zoo grounds is a Natural History Museum.
Primates like Chimpanzee from Central Africa, Mandrill, Orangatun, Chacma, Olive and yellow baboons (in open islands) etc. and Indian primates include Rhesus, Bonnet, and Monkeys (stump-tailed, lion-tailed and pig-tailed), Golden and common langurs are housed in the zoo.
Carnivores like African and Indian lions, Tigers, panthers, jackals, wolves, hyenas, bears etc and reptiles like Giant/ Star tortoises, water turtles, Estuarine crocodiles in open pools, Monitor lizards and chameleons share enclosures, hooded Indian Cobra, Russels Viper, Giant rock-python, tree snakes etc are all found in the zoo.
Elephants, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Zebras, American bison, Antelopes, Black buck, Chousingha, Chinkara, Deer, Sambhar, Brow Antler Deer etc. are the herbivores you can enjoy watching.
Mir Alam Tank
In the middle of the zoo there is a lake called Mir Alam Tank, which attracts thousands of birds from the area. One can watch variety of birds like Peacock, Rosy Pelicans, Flamingos, Storks, Pigeons, Doves, Love-Birds, Parakeets, Parrots, Pied Horn Bills, Grey-horn Bills and a variety of Munias, Finches and Buntings.
A Prehistoric Animal Section
It has got a prehistoric animal section, which house animals not normally seen during the day. To view these rare nocturnal animals and birds like Lorises, Civets, Bats, in the daytime, a special system of lighting, which simulates bright moonlight, is arranged. Other attractions are mini train, animal rides and gardens etc. This Zoo has become an interesting place or picnics spot to visit.
It is open all round the year except on Mondays.
Hyderabad being the capital city is well connected by air, rail and road. For city transportation taxis, autos and city buses are available.
Hotel accommodation is available at Hyderabad.