The Nainital Zoo is a high- altitude zoo located on the Sher Ka Danda hill at a height of 2,100m or 6900 ft above sea level. The zoo is spread over a green area of 4.6 hectares or 11 acres. It was established in 1984 and was opened to visitors in the year 1995. The zoo was officially named as Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo in 2002. This zoo is one of the three high altitude zoos in India, the other two being in Sikkim and Darjeeling.
How to Reach Nainital Zoo
The zoo is located at a distance of 1.8 km from the Nainital bus stand at the Sher Ka Danda hilltop.
If you are traveling from outside of Uttrakhand, you can travel by train or by air. The nearest railway station to Nainital zoo is the Kathgodam railway station which is around 27 km away and the nearest airport is the Pantnagar airport which is around 57 km from the zoo.
You can hire a taxi cab or travel via a luxury bus from both, the railway station and the airport. You can also hire a shared jeep for Rs. 30 per person. Recently a shuttle service has also been started from Tallital Boat Stand and Mallital State Bank of India.
Alternatively, you can book a cab from top car rental companies in Nainital for a hassle-free commutation, especially when you are travelling with children and senior citizens.
Apart from these motored options, you can trek to the zoo from the Mall Road.
Visit to: Nainital Zoo
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