Wildlife in Hyderabad

One of the well maintained, expansive and among the best zoos in Asia, the Nehru Zoological Park is home to more than 1,500 species of birds, animals, and reptiles. Located in the Bahadurpura area enroute the Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University in Rajendranagar region of Hyderabad, the zoo can be reached after crossing Afzalgunj and the High Court. The zoo hosts different species such as mynahs, white peacocks, African Elephants, chimpanzees and rhinoceros.

The major attraction for visitors within the zoo is the Lion Safari. A van fenced with iron will take you through the gates of the safari. Here only one gate opens at a time and you will find yourself surrounded by an entirely different world of wild animals like lions, tigers, rhinos, panthers, wild oxen, etc. that roam freely in the wilderness of a jungle-like environment. Visitors can make their trip more interesting by visiting the pre-historic dinosaur park, a nocturnal zoo, a natural history museum, a mini-train, several parks, and animal rides, which makes it an ideal spot for picnic. The nocturnal animals and the reptiles constitute another interesting and exciting part of the whole experience.

It easily takes around 6-7 hours to cover the whole zoo located on a 300-acre site consisting of lush green acres. Nehru Zoological Park is a must see for nature and wild life lovers. It also has rare species animals and birds, most of which are houses on conditions resembling their natural habitats as much as possible. This holds the distinction as a first zoo to create moated enclosures for various animals. TSTDC runs a restaurant and other food joints. The Mir Alam tank is the source of water for the zoo and is frequented by foreign travelers, wild life enthusiasts, and researchers and alike. It is located at a distance of 15 kilometers from the Hussain Sagar Lake.

  • How to Reach
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  • Where to eat
  • Where to stay

Nehru Zoological Park is located on Hyderabad – Bangalore National Highway nearly 9 km from Hyderabad.

All days of the week
08:30 AM to 05:30 PM

There are many restaurants and eateries being operated in the zoo park.

Telangana Tourism operates Plaza Hotel in Begumpet, Located at distance of 12 kms from Nehru Zoological Park is a comfortable stay. The Plaza hotel here is ideal for tourists visiting destinations in and around Hyderabad. There are standard and deluxe A/C rooms and the interiors are world-class, designed aesthetically to attract tourists. The rooms of the hotel are well-maintained, the environs look pleasing and this hotel is built in signature style in the midst of the city. There is also an attached restaurant here offering quality food for the visitors at specified timings. A prominent hotel of Telangana tourism, Plaza Hotel has well-laid tiles while the woodwork of suites indicate world-class construction, thereby creating a landmark hotel of the tourism department.

Haritha Taramathi baradari resort is located at a distance of 12.3 kms from Nehru Zoological Park ,is an attractive destination in Hyderabad. The resort has an Open Air Auditorium, which is ideal for corporate gatherings and private events. It also has an Air Cooled Theatre and Banquet Hall that are a perfect fit for special events, conferences and exhibitions. It comes with an attached pantry, a multi – cuisine A/C restaurant and a 50 PAX A/c Bar(saqi) for spending some quality time. The resort also has a souvenir shop and swimming pool that comes with a modern health club with best facilities for fitness and leisure. There are A/C suites and A/C rooms that can be an ideal way to enjoy luxury in the vicinity of a prominent monument. Spending time close to a heritage destination with best accommodation and quality food, with all trappings of a resort has never been this wonderful!