Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

About Thiruvananthapuram Zoo:

Trivandrum Zoo is the oldest zoo in India which is located at the heart of the Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram city. It was envisioned by the Maharaja of Travancore from 1830 to 1846, Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma. In 1855, he formed a committee with General Cullen, a former British resident, as President, Elaya Raja as Vice President, himself as patron, and Mr Allen Brown (former Director of Thiruvananthapuram Observatory) as Secretary. The committee worked together and established a museum that was opened to the public in 1857. Two years later, a park and a zoo were added to it in 1859 with the objective to attract more visitors to the museum.

Originally opened for recreational purposes, with increasing concerns about animal welfare, Trivandrum Zoo now focuses on animal conservation. To encourage this, a modernisation project was started in 1995, which aims to replace the old, congested, bar-like enclosures with naturalistic spaces for the animals to live in. This project is handled by the Government of Kerala with the support of the Central Zoo Authority.

It is advisable to carry a map when visiting Trivandrum Zoo as it spans across a huge area. It is spread over a land of 55 acres and consists of woodland, lakes, and lawns.

Trivandrum zoo is home to 82 species of animals, including Lion Tailed Macaques and Nilgiri Langurs on display. Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Deer (Sambar, Spotted, Barking, Hog), Barasingha, Nilgai, and Black Buck are just some of the species available. The zoo houses big cats like the Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, Jaguars, and the rare white tiger.

  •  20 per person for Person above 12 years
  •  5 per person for Person below 12 years and above 5 years
  •  40 for Family ticket (Father, mother and two children below 12 years)
  •  200 for Group (35 or less number of students and two teachers)
  •  150 for Car Parking
  •  50 for Still Camera
  •  100 for Video Camera

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Activity:

peaceful for mental and physical relaxation
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring, April, May, June, July, Summer, August, September, Autumn, October, November, Monsoon
Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Trivandrum International Airport

The nearest Airport Trivandrum International Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Trivandrum International Airport to Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is 6.5kms

Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station

The nearest Railway station Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station to Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is 3.2kms

Bus Stand: Trivandrum Bus Stand

The nearest Bus Stand is Trivandrum Bus Stand. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Trivandrum bus stand to Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is 3.3Kms

Image Credits: Google

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