About HyderabadHyderabad is the capital city of Telangana. The city which lies along River Musi, needs no description. It is rich in tourist attractions that are visited by many native as well as foreign tourists through out the year. The historical city is rich in cultural heritage. It was ruled by Qutb Shah dynasty for nearly 100 years. Later during the Mughal period in India, the Nizams ruled over the city of Hyderabad. It became a princely state during the British Rule in India. In 1948, the princely state of Hyderabad was brought into the Indian Union and became the capital of Andrha Pradesh. In 2014, the new state of Telangana was formed after it was split from Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad remained the capital of Telangana.
About Zoo ParkNehru Zoological Park is one of the top attractions of Hyderabad. Animal lovers, children and people of other age groups enjoy moving around in the zoo. It is a good place for a family picnic.
The zoo is located at Kishan Bagh Main Road, Bahadurpura West, Hyderabad. The zoo is nearer to the old city. There are direct TSRTC (Telangana State Road Transport Corporation) buses from all the important areas of the city. There are special buses to the zoo but the fare is slightly higher.
The zoo is spread over a large area. Visitors have to walk long distances which is tiresome, especially on a hot sunny day. There are battery operated vehicles (BOV) to move around inside the zoo. The charge for these motor vehicles is Rs.30/- per head for children below 12 years and Rs.50/- per head for adults. (Rates subject to change).
Hyderabad Zoo Park Ticket Price and TimingsThe Zoo remains closed on Mondays. It remains open from 8.00 a.m to 5.30 p.m during the months from April to June and from 8.30 a.m to 5.00 p.m during the months from July to March.
Ticket booking counters will be closed by 4.30 p.m.
Entry fee is Rs.15/- for children below 12 years and Rs.30/- for adults. (subject to change)
For taking still cam inside the zoo there is an additional charge of Rs.20/- per day and for video / handy cams, it is Rs.100/- per day. Charges are higher for professional photographers and videographers. There won't be much of waiting at the ticket counters as there won't be long lines.
The different exhibits of the zoo are Primate Park, Carnivore Plaza, Lion Junction, Bears Bay, Deer Land, Parrot World, Reptile Row, Nocturnal Animal House, Elephant Odyssey.
The driver stops the vehicle at every main spot of the zoo and gives enough time to see the zoo animals and take pictures of the wild. In the below pic you can see the white tiger moving around in the trees on a hot summer day in the month of May.
As you move through Carnivore Plaza exhibit, you can see the jaguar moving restlessly perhaps due to unbearable heat. You can take few clicks of this big cat.
There is also a toy train though not up to international standards but okay. It's almost like a 'dabba' train. But children do enjoy the ride. It would be really nice, if the zoo authorities take little care in maintaining the train and beautifying it. I'm sure this would attract more visitors and would sure to generate income for the zoo.
There are toilets and washrooms with average cleanliness. There is drinking water facility and first aid as well. There are benches and shelters at places for resting. There is food court near the toy train station. There are canteens, one near the Rhino enclosure and the other near the parrot world. There is Vijaya Dairy Parlor near the giraffe enclosure.
You can carry eatables and water inside the zoo. But you are not allowed to feed the same to the zoo animals.
It's a good place for a family picnic for a day off work. Animal lovers may be disappointed as they many not find many animals here. It is enjoyed on a cloudy day but not in a hot / humid weather as there are long walks.
StayHyderbad is the capital city and one the top most IT hubs in India. It is full of tourist attractions and hence there is no dearth for hotels both luxury / star hotels like Taj Group of Hotels, Novotel Hotel, Hyatt Palace etc and budget hotels.
FoodHyderabad is very popular for its spicy dum biryani (a spiced rice item), irani chai (spiced tea), double ka meetha (bread halwa), khubani ka meet (sweet item) and many other delicacies. There are many restaurants both veg and non-veg that serve very tasty local / Indian / continental food.
Paradise in Patny center, Secunderabad is famous for its high quality dum biryani. Chutneys is famous for idli and other veg items.