Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological Garden / Patna Zoo


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Firstly Patna Zoo was established as a botanical garden in 1969 and then the Governor of Bihar provided almost 34 acres (14 ha) of land from the Governor House campus for the garden. In 1972, Public Works added 58.2 acres (23.6 ha) to this, and the Revenue Department transferred 60.75 acres (24.58 ha) to the Forest Department to help expand the park.

This park has been biological, combining a botanical garden with a zoo from 1973.

It is home to over 800 animals of about 110 species, including tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, hippopotamus, crocodile, elephants, Himalayan black bear, jackal, blackbucks, spotted deer, peafowl, hill myna, gharial, python, Indian rhinoceros, chimpanzee, giraffe, zebra, emu, and white peacock.

Since it is also a botanical garden, it also houses more than 300 species of trees, herbs, and shrubs. Plant exhibits include a nursery for medicinal plants, an orchid house, a fern house, a glasshouse, and a rose garden. The aquarium has about 35 species of fish, and the snake house has 32 snakes belonging to 5 species.

The specialty of this Zoo is it makes considerable efforts to conserve and propagate endangered species from around the world. Breeding captive wild animals is a difficult challenge that the zoo has met with some notable success.

It is also a good place for Bird Watching.

Entry Fee

  • Adult: Rs. 30, Children: Rs. 10
  • Students (For a group of a minimum of 25 students): Rs. 5 per student
  • Toy Train (Adult): Rs. 15, Toy Train (Child): Rs. 10
  • quarium (Adult): Rs. 5, Aquarium (Child): Rs. 5
  • Children Park (Adult): Rs. 10, (Child): Rs. 5
  • Boating for 2 people: Rs. 80
  • Boating for 4 people: Rs. 100

Note: Prices mentioned are per head and price may vary on occasion days.

Timings to Visit Patna Zoo

  • Monday Closed.
  • March to October – 5.00 AM to 6.00 PM
  • November to February – 6.00 AM to 5.00 PM

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How to Reach

By Road: Patna city bus will drop you at the entrance of the zoo. This is the easiest and most affordable way to reach here by road. You can also hire private auto or taxi services like Ola and Uber.

By Train: Patna junction is the nearest railway station – 5 kilometers. Patna Junction is well connected with all the major cities of India.

By Air: Patna airport – 1 kilometer. You can easily hire a private taxi from outside the airport.


Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park Bailey Road, Raj Bhawan, Rajbansi Nagar, Patna, Bihar 800001.

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