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Visit Mysore Zoo

​Another distinguished attraction in the city of Mysore right next to Mysore Palace is Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, often nicknamed as Mysore Zoo. 

​Another distinguished attraction in the city of Mysore right next to Mysore Palace is Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, often nicknamed as Mysore Zoo. This 123 year old zoological garden is spread over an area of 157-acre and is the safe shelter for more than 160 species. The 77.02 acres Karanji Lake is situated on the eastern side of the zoo and the surrounding Chamundi Hills area serves as a scenic and magical backdrop. 

As said earlier, the zoo is the abode to various animals. One can get to see elephants, green anacondas, giraffes, zebras, lions, tigers, white rhinoceroses, zebras, hippopotamus, gaurs, baboons and lots more. Various species of colorful birds like Swan and American White Pelican. With the acquisition of Karanji tank, an artificial island has been created as a bird sanctuary. 
 
The most important and attractive thing about Mysore Zoo is that the animals are allowed to stay in a natural habitat like environment. So when people take a tour round the zoo, they also get the feel of exploring a forest. The animal enclosures are scattered wide apart, so it takes quite some time to explore the place. In the midst of exploring, you can halt for pictures and enjoy the green scenic surrounding. There is also a dedicated snacks and souvenir section to purchase gifts or to relish delicious dishes.  

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Quick Info

  • Attractions

    None
  • Altitude

    763 m
  • STD Code

    0821
  • Best Season

    Sept – March
  • State/Code

    Mysore/5700xx
  • LANGUAGES

    Kannada, English, Hindi