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Lucknow Zoo

Place : Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Significance : First Indian Zoo to use solar energy.
Best Season : Throughout the year
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The Lucknow Zoo is much more than a fun-filled, stimulating day out for all the family. It is a 71.6-acre zoo, which is home to 440 mammals, 261 birds, 40 reptiles and a total of 97 different species of other wild animals. Also known as Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens, it is located in the south east of the Lucknow city, the capital of the state Uttar Pradesh. One of the oldest, yet modern, it is the first Indian Zoo to use solar energy.

Opened in 1921, to commemorate the visit of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales to Lucknow, it is one of the well maintained and most popular zoos in India. The Zoo has been transformed in recent years into a park of gardens, museum and wonderful natural habitats for animals. For kids, the Lucknow zoo is a place where education and conservation combine for an unforgettable learning experience.

The zoo is managed by the Zoo Advisory Committee with Forest Secretary to the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. The Zoo regularly organises events to pull in the crowds to promote the adoption schemes for the animals.

Some of the animals found here are Royal Bengal Tiger, Lion, Various spieces of deer, Elephants, Sloth bears, Panthers, Himalayan bears, Monkeys, Giraffe, Zebra, Wolfs, Hynas, Common Otters, Indian Rhinoceros etc. The birds found here are Hill Mynahs, Giant Squirrels, Great Pied Hornbill, Golden Pheasant, Silver Pheasant, Various types of parrots and pigeons, Peacock etc.

Visiting Time

February - April   8.30 am to 5.30 pm; May - July 8.30 am to 6.00 pm; August - October 8.30 am to 5.30 pm; November - January 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

Entrance Fee

Above 12 years of age : Rs.20.00 (Rs.25/- on Saturday, Sunday and Festivals, Holidays)
5 to 12 years of age Rs. 10.00
Foreigners : Rs.100.00
Students Tickets in Group of 50 : 10% discount
Still Camera : Rs. 10.00; Video Camera : Rs.30
Note: Extra Tickets for visiting Fish House Wold House (rs.5/-) and Museum.

ZOO remains closed on Monday and on Holi holiday.


In addition to all these wildlife, one can view Fish House, Owl House, crocodiles pond and Nature Interpretation Center. There is a Plane Rajhans used by Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru is also kept in the zoo.

Fish house

Entry Fee : Above 12 years of age : Rs. 05.00/-
5 to 12 years of age: Rs. 02.00/-

Nature Interpretation Center

Entry Fee : Above 12 years of age : Rs. 05.00/-
5 to 12 years of age: Rs. 02.00/-

Nocturnal house

Entry Fee : Above 12 years of age : Rs. 05.00/-
5 to 12 years of age: Rs. 02.00/-

The zoo has a toy train with 3 coaches and a British Era Vintage Train. The toy train starts near the main gate of zoo. Established in 1969, it runs daily . The length of the train track is about 1.5 km. Mostly liked by children it moves slowly and one can enjoy almost all the wildlife and places of zoo during its round.

Entry Fee (Toy Train):
above 12 years of age  Rs.10.10
Up to 12 years of age Rs.3.00 

Shifted from Maharajganj, the Vintage train belongs to 1924. It was used for transportation of timber between Ikma and Chauraha over a track of 22.4 km.