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Alipore Zoological Gardens

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Right from our childhood days, we are taken to zoos and parks by our parents. Since then a new bond is shared with the animals. If you still want to experience the lost connection then Alipore zoological gardens is the place you can go and relive the childhood days. It is one the oldest zoos in India which was opened in the year 1876.
Alipore zoo is a home to more than thousand animals along with rare species of birds. Chimpanzee, Zebra, Spoonbill, Giraffe, Jackal, Hippo, Cockatoos, Pelican, Nigai, are some of the species found in the zoo. More than 3 million visitors come to the zoo every year. Usually, many people come during winters and it is highly crowded on Christmas and New Year.
The zoo also has a lake which has rare species of fish which attract cranes and kingfishers. Very soon different kinds of snake species will also be brought in the zoo. The zoo charges 20 INR as entry fees and the timings of the zoo is 6 am to 5.30 pm. There is no need to get the food items as well, because there are many food stalls here to serve the needs of hungry people.
You can check out more details of the zoo on its official website, and get informed about it. So, check out the oldest zoo of the nation and some old and rare animals as well at Alipore zoo.
by Nilay Mahanty on 26-Jan-2016 07:55:27 AM Add info

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    Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

  • The Kolkata International airport at Dum Dum is at a distance of 21 Km from the Alipore zoo. Private taxi can be hired to reach the place. Also you can opt for a bus which is very cheap in Kolkata.by Nilay Mahanty on 26-Jan-2016 07:55:27 AM
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  • Shakurbasti station is 15 km at a distance from Alipore zoo and there are frequent buses that can take you to the destination. However for outstation tourists, you need to travel via Howrah and Shalimar junctions. Jatin Das Park metro is nearest to the zoo. by Nilay Mahanty on 26-Jan-2016 07:55:27 AM
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  • The buses taken from anywhere in the city can take you directly to the zoo, and again you can hire buses from outside the zoo to any location in the city. For outstation tourists, most of the outstation buses take you to Dharamtala or Esplanade. by Nilay Mahanty on 26-Jan-2016 07:55:27 AM
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  • Taxis can be hired from anywhere in the city to the exact zoo point. by Nilay Mahanty on 26-Jan-2016 07:55:27 AM
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Bengali food items are preferred by the people of Alipore. They usually have rice and fish curry, and at special occasions they like to have mutton. by Nilay Mahanty on 26-Jan-2016 07:55:27 AM Add info

The local dress worn in Alipore by men and women are kurta pajama or pant shirt and saree respectively. However, people coming here are free to wear any kind of dress as per their convenience as the culture is cosmopolitan. by Nilay Mahanty on 26-Jan-2016 07:55:27 AM Add info

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  • India
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  • West Bengal
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  • Kolkata
  • Category
  • Wildlife Sanctuary
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Right from our childhood days, we are taken to zoos and parks by our parents. Since then a new bond is shared with the animals. If you still want to experience the lost connection then Alipore zoological gardens is the place you can go and relive the childhood days. It is one the oldest zoos in India which was opened in the year 1876.
Alipore zoo is a home to more than thousand animals along with rare species of birds. Chimpanzee, Zebra, Spoonbill, Giraffe, Jackal, Hippo, Cockatoos, Pelican, Nigai, are some of the species found in the zoo. More than 3 million visitors come to the zoo every year. Usually, many people come during winters and it is highly crowded on Christmas and New Year.
The zoo also has a lake which has rare species of fish which attract cranes and kingfishers. Very soon different kinds of snake species will also be brought in the zoo. The zoo charges 20 INR as entry fees and the timings of the zoo is 6 am to 5.30 pm. There is no need to get the food items as well, because there are many food stalls here to serve the needs of hungry people.
You can check out more details of the zoo on its official website, and get informed about it. So, check out the oldest zoo of the nation and some old and rare animals as well at Alipore zoo.
by Nilay Mahanty on 26-Jan-2016 07:55:27 AM Add info

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  • Nearest
  • How to reach
  • Airport
    Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

  • The Kolkata International airport at Dum Dum is at a distance of 21 Km from the Alipore zoo. Private taxi can be hired to reach the place. Also you can opt for a bus which is very cheap in Kolkata.by Nilay Mahanty on 26-Jan-2016 07:55:27 AM
  • Add info
  • Train Station
    Shakurbasti

  • Shakurbasti station is 15 km at a distance from Alipore zoo and there are frequent buses that can take you to the destination. However for outstation tourists, you need to travel via Howrah and Shalimar junctions. Jatin Das Park metro is nearest to the zoo. by Nilay Mahanty on 26-Jan-2016 07:55:27 AM
  • Add info
  • Bus Stand

  • The buses taken from anywhere in the city can take you directly to the zoo, and again you can hire buses from outside the zoo to any location in the city. For outstation tourists, most of the outstation buses take you to Dharamtala or Esplanade. by Nilay Mahanty on 26-Jan-2016 07:55:27 AM
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  • Taxi Stand

  • Taxis can be hired from anywhere in the city to the exact zoo point. by Nilay Mahanty on 26-Jan-2016 07:55:27 AM
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Bengali food items are preferred by the people of Alipore. They usually have rice and fish curry, and at special occasions they like to have mutton. by Nilay Mahanty on 26-Jan-2016 07:55:27 AM Add info

Local Dress

The local dress worn in Alipore by men and women are kurta pajama or pant shirt and saree respectively. However, people coming here are free to wear any kind of dress as per their convenience as the culture is cosmopolitan. by Nilay Mahanty on 26-Jan-2016 07:55:27 AM Add info

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