Lucknow Zoo

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The lucknow zoo is located in the centre of Lucknow city on an area of about 71.9 acres in uttar Pradesh. According to the Central Zoo Authority of India, it is categorized as a large zoo.


The management of the zoo is carried out by the trust that has been formed by the zoo advisory Committee, of which the chairman is the Forest Secretary to Govt of Uttar Pradesh, the vice chairman is the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, and the administrator is the Chief Wildlife Warden of Uttar Pradesh. For the lookout of the day to day management, a director is posted who is usually a Deputy Conservator ranking officer. There was a proposal to begin a Frozen Zoo, or a cell bank, from 2012, so that the endangered species can be protected, which is still underway.


Different Species:

There are about 900,000 to about 1,000,000 people coming to visit the zoo every year. Inside the zoo, there are about 440 mammals, 40 reptiles of about 97 different species, 261 birds, and animals which includes white tiger, royal Bengal tiger, wolf, lion, Himalayan black bear, hoolock gibbon, black buck, Indian rhinoceros, barking deer, swamp deer, Asiatic elephant, hog deer, zebra, giraffe, hill mynahs, common otters, great pied hornbill, giant squirrels, silver pheasant, golden pheasant, etc. Bredding is carried out for black buck, swamp deer, barking deer, hog deer, Indian wolf, white tiger and the pheasant species.

Toy Train:

In the year 1969, a toy train started running inside the zoo. This train had an engine and had two functional coaches, which the railway board had gifted. It started its first run on 14th November of 1969, on children’s day by the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh of those days. The track on which the train ran was about 1.5 kms and had various crossings and worked with signals. One can take the train from the Chandrapuri station and each section of the zoo was possible to be covered.

Vintage Train:

In the zoo, there will be another train running, which belonged to the times of the british. This train was lying rejected in Maharajganj and has been shifted inside the zoo. It is a train that was functional in 1924 for the transport of wood from the stations of Ikma and Chauraha, for 22.4 kms. It was in 1978, that the train was shifted under the forest department but proved to be uneconomical, and so in 1981, it was again discarded.

Location Of Zoo:

The zoo is present at Banarsi Bagh near the region of Hazratganj in the centre of the city, which is having good car, taxi and autorickshaws as well as bus communication facilities. Zoo is at about 4 kms from the Charbagh railway station and is near to the crossing at Hazratganj in the locality of Narhi.

Contact Phone: 0522- 2239588
Email : lucknowzoo@yahoo.com

Entrance Ticket: entry ticket needs to be purchased and the revised rates are:

  • Above 12 years of age : Rs.20.00  (Rs.25/- on Saturday, Sunday and Festivals,Holidays)
  • Family Ticket for 4  (Presently withdrawn)
  • Still Camera :  Rs. 10.00
  • 5 to 12 years of age     Rs. 10.00
  • Video Camera :  Rs.30
  • Students Tickets in Group of 50  : 10% discount
  • Foreigner Visitor :  Rs.100.00

Please Note:

  • ZOO remains closed on MONDAY and on Holi holiday.
  • One cannot take plastic bags inside and any kind of edible in a plastic bag should be changed into paper bags.

Visiting Hours:

  • From February to April   8.30 am to 5.30 pm
  • From May to July 8.30 am to 6.00 pm
  • From August to October 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
  • from November to January 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

 Best Time To Visit

Due to the location of the Lucknow zoo in an area of Benarsi Bag, which is quite lush green, there are many trees and greenery all around, the zoo can be given a visit at any time of the year. The recommended season is therefore from September till march,, which is the winter season.

How Much Time Is Required To See The Zoo And Museum

4 hours is the minimum time required to visit the zoo. Those who want to see the details, then they will have to take up an entire view.