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Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological Garden / Patna Zoo

Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan is also known as Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological Garden and as Patna zoo as well. The area was initially established as a Botanical Garden. A huge portion of land was provided by the then governor from the governor’s house campus for the establishment of the zoo and was named after Indira Gandhi’s son.

Animal of Patna Zoo

The zoo has around 900 animals of 110 species- elephants, tigers, deer, leopards, hippopotamus, jackal, crocodile, black bucks, giraffe, zebra, emu, peacock, python etc.

The botanical garden constitutes of around 300 varieties of tress, a nursery of medicinal plants, a glass house, a rose garden, a fern garden and an orchid house.

The park has an aquarium which is a home to 35 species of fish. The park also has a snake house. At present, the park has 11 rhinos, one pair of Royal Bengal tiger and a male Royal Bengal tiger. One pair of leopard and two female jungle cats were brought to the zoo from Assam state zoo in 2012.

To add to it, the park also has a toy-train facility, a children park, a lake with boating facility and tree houses which catch people's fancy.

A state-of-the-art underground water pool enclosure for display of otter through glass was constructed.

Other facilities that the park provides giving supreme importance to the visitors need  and comfort are– bicycles on rent, souvenir shop and battery operated golf carts.

Address: Bailey Rd, Rajbanshi Nagar  Patna, Bihar 800014

Time Table: Tuesday to Sunday (10 am to 5pm). Closed on Monday.

Entry fee:

Children below 3 years: entry free
3 years to 12 years: Rs 5
Adult: 15
School group: Rs 4

Other charges

Kids Train:
Kids: Rs. 10
Adults: Rs. 15

Fish Home (Machhali Ghar) and Shishu Udyan (Kids Garden) :

Kids: Rs. 5
Adults: Rs. 10

Boating: Rs. 75-90


Personal – Rs. 100
Commercial – Rs. 3,000
Film Shoot – Rs. 15,000

Commercial Videography- Rs. 3,000

Film Shoot – Rs. 15,000

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