Timings of the zoo : 8am to 5 pm
- Entry Fee Adult Rs20 Child Rs10
- Train Ride Adult Rs15 Child Rs 5
- Cycle Ride Adult Rs20 Per hour
- Vehicle Ride Adult Rs100 Per hour
- Safari Ride Adult Rs 25 Child Rs10
- Elephant Ride Adult Rs 15 Child Rs 5
- Camera still Rs 20
- Video Camera Rs100
- Water bottle deposit Rs 10
- Acquarium Rs 2
- Car entry with driver Rs 500
We were lucky to visit the zoo on a Tuesday without checking out the holiday. One of the novel feature of the zoo entry is that one has to deposit Rs 10/- towards carrying plastic bottle inside the park. It is to ensure that you bring back the plastic bottle instead of throwing it in the park and collect back the deposit, which can be followed by other national parks. The tariffs levied too is reasonable and affordable unlike Banerghatta National park.
Many animals and reptiles are adopted by the patrons and wild life enthusiasts. The best season to visit the zoo is during winter, which might not be good for photography. The ideal season is midway during the monsoon season. The photographs turn out rich and glossy due to the lush green background. It was raining slightly when we visited. The photographs and videos will reveal this observation.
We skipped the train ride, safari and boating, to save time since we had to get back for a buffet lunch offered by our hotel. We avoided the safari since there was 3 bus loads of school children, who would have consumed nearly 2 hours @ 30 minutes each and half an hour lunch break. Animal sightings on safari is not guaranteed is another reason why we skipped the safari.
Every tourist is recommended to visit Nehru zoological park, it is advisable to visit Charminar and zoological park in one day, since guided tours will not provide you sufficient time to cover these destinations.
Details of Nehru zoological park Official Website of the Zoo