National Zoological Park

Mathura Rd, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi-110003

The Indian Board for Wildlife felt in the year 1952 to have a zoo in the national capital of the country to provide recreation to people at large. Accordingly, an ad-hoc committee of some prominent nature lovers of Delhi, including Smt. Indira Gandhi, was constituted under the Chairmanship of Chief Commissioner to formulate a proposal for establishment of Zoological Park for Delhi. Mr M.E.F.Bowring Welsh, of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, was appointed as its Secretary. The committee met on 9th September, 1953 and approved the site between Purana Quila and Humayun's Tomb for the purpose.

1st April to 15th October: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
16th October to 31st March: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

Entrance Fee (Indians):
Adults: Rs. 20/-
Children (Height Under 3 ft.): Free.
Children (Height 3-5 ft.): Rs. 20/-
Senior Citizen (60 Years and Above): Rs. 20/-

Entrance Fee (Foreigners):
Adults: Rs. 200/-
Children (Upto 5 years): Free.
Children (Above 5 years): Rs. 100/-


Suggested duration

2-3 hours

Phone / Mobile

011 2435 8500



Mathura Rd, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi-110003, India

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