Mysore Zoo(officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is a 157-acre zoo located near the palace in Mysore, India. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India, and is home to a wide range of species. Mysore Zoo is one of the city’s most popular attractions.
It plays the role of an orphanage to the abandoned animals. Various exhibitions are regularly held here with an insect exhibition stealing the show. Following this, the Zoo carries forward certain Education Programmes such as Youth Club activities, Literary Competitions, and Summer Camp activities.
Best Time To Visit Mysore Zoo
It is advised to visit the zoo in the morning or the evening hours as birds are most active in the morning while the mammals are active during the evening. Those who visit the zoo during the day hours might not spot any animals as they prefer to rest in the day due to severe hot conditions.
How To Reach Mysore Zoo
One can easily locate the Mysore Zoo as it is 3 km away from the Mysore Bus stand and 2 km away from the Mysore Palace. Horse carts run between the palace and the zoo. Moreover, Local buses and auto-rickshaws are readily available. If travelling by private vehicle, there is parking facility right across the entrance of the zoo.