Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital
Location : 2 kms uphill from tallital bus station in Nainital.
Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Dehradun to Nanital Zoo – 293 kms, Almora to Nanital Zoo– 63 kms, Ramnagar to Nanital Zoo– 64 kms, Ranikhet to Nainital Zoo – 56 kms, Bhimtal to Nainital Zoo – 21 kms
Route from Dehradun
Dehradun city, Haridwar, Najibabad, Dhampur, Kashipur, Kaladungi, Nainital.
Altitude = 2100 to 2150 meters
Ideal season – Round the year
Nearest Airport – Pantnagar (59 kms)
Nearest Railway station – Haldwani (32 kms)
Nainital zoo or Pt. G.B. pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital was established in 1984 and was opened to public on June 1, 1995. The zoo is spread over 11 acres and is the only high altitude zoo in north India. There are lots of endangered species in the zoo like the Red panda, Bengal tiger, Tibetan wolf, Himalayan bear etc. the zoo also has a good collection of high altitude birds species like Golden pheasant, Red jungle fowl, Rose ringed parakeet etc.
The zoo also provides excellent views of the Naini Lake and in recent time it has attracted lots of tourist towards itself.
Nearby places to see
1. Tiffen top
2. Naina lake
4. The mall road
5. Snow view point