Mysore Zoo (officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is a 157-acre (64 ha) zoo located near the palace in Mysore, India. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India, and is home to a wide range of species (168). Mysore Zoo is one of the city’s most popular attractions.
Mysore Zoo was created in 1892 on 10 acres (4.0 ha) of the summer palace of Maharaja Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar, and was originally called the Palace Zoo. Over the next 10 years the zoo was expanded to 45 acres (18 ha) with spacious enclosures that are still in use. The zoo was opened to the public in 1902, and now includes a bandstand and an artificial lake. It was given to the Department of Parks and Gardens of the Mysore State Government in 1948. The zoo was expanded first with another 50 acres (20 ha), and then another 150 acres (61 ha) with the acquisition of the Karanji.
The zoo is currently home to ten elephants, and has more elephants than any other zoo in India. A total of 34 elephants have lived at this zoo, many of which were eventually transferred to other zoos. The zoo also has five green anacondas, contributed by Colombo Zoo. It also has giraffes, zebras, lions, tigers, white rhinoceroses, and baboons.
Contact Number: 0821 252 0302
Entry Fees - Week Days: Childrens - 20 and Adults - 50. Weekends: Childrens - 30 and Adults - 60. Timings: 8: 30 AM – 5: 30 PM. Best Time To Visit The Zoo - The Birds are active in morning hours, Mammals will be active after 3.00 p.m. visitors who visit the Zoo from 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. often complain not spotting many animals in the Zoo. Due to severe hot conditions most of the animals are not active between 11.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. They prefer to take rest/sleep. So visitors are advised to visit the zoo before 11.00 a.m. or after 3.00 p.m. to see most of the animals.
Location: Zoo Main Road, Indiranagar, Mysuru