Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

Open Time : 9:30 AM TO 5:00 PM

Entry : paid

Address : Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, Pune - Satara Road, opp. कात्रज डेयरी, Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Website : https://www.pmc.gov.in/en/zoo

Why to visit Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

One of the well-liked zoos in India is Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, commonly known as Katraj Snake Park. It is located in Katraj, just a few miles from Pune. As a result, it is a favourite among both residents and visitors who come to see Pune.

The zoo, a lake, and a snake park are the three elements of Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park. Additionally, it features a wildlife research facility that also functions as an animal orphanage, rescue facility, and care facility.

Visit any of these locations to see how the animals are taken care of in a secure setting. Leopards, black bucks, and elephants are just a few of the different creatures that can be found at Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park & Wildlife Research Centre. Then, you will encounter many snake species and other reptiles.

There is a tiny library within this snake park at the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park where you may learn more about snakes.

The zoo also hosts guided tours and a variety of events promoting environmental awareness and animal welfare. And it's a destination that nature lovers, adventure seekers, and wildlife aficionados must explore.

Entry Timings and Tickets at Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park:

The hours of the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park are 9.30 AM to 5 PM. It is open every day of the week but Wednesday.

  • INR 10 per person for Children and Students
  • INR 40 per person for Adults
  • INR 100 per person for Foreign Nationals
  • INR 50 for Still Camera Charges
  • INR 200 for Video Camera Charges
  •  Free for Handicapped and Blind (upon showing proof ID)

FAQ on Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

How to reach Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park?

The Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park is located at Katraj, which is about 7 kilometres from Pune on the Pune-Satara Highway. It is easily reachable from all parts of the city because to its excellent road connectivity. Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park is roughly 10 kilometres from Pune Station. The zoo is roughly 5 kilometres away from the Pune Swargate bus terminus. The distance from the airport is roughly 18 kilometres.

What attractions are near Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park?

Attractions near Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park: (8.27 km) Adventure-Pulse (3.02 km) Katraj Jain Temple (4.88 km) ISKCON NVCC Temple

What restaurants are near Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park?

Restaurants near Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park: (0.80 km) Kille Sinhgad Dhaba (1.15 km) Cafe Bistro (1.15 km) Pushkaraj Garden

What hotels are near Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park?

Hotels near Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park: (9.39 km) The Corinthians Resort & Club (15.51 km) Marriott Suites Pune (14.86 km) Conrad Pune

When is the ideal time to visit Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park?

The monsoon is the ideal time to visit Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park in Pune (July – September). For your visit, the weather is still cool and pleasant. However, the unexpected rains can impede your enjoyment of the zoo. So, go to this tourist destination in the winter (November – February). Pune's winters are almost as ideal for travel as the monsoon.

Special Tip

Enjoy nature and the sounds of silence rather than disturbing the environment by playing loud music or outdoor games. Pets are not allowed to enter. The zoo prohibits the use of alcohol, cigarettes, and gutkha. Please bring your food in cloth or paper bags since plastic is not allowed inside the zoo.

By Mehrosh Shamim

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