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Lucknow Zoo Address: Hazratganj Road, Opp. to Civil Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226001, India

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Lucknow Zoo Timings

Day Timing
Monday Closed / Holiday
Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
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Lucknow Zoo Entry Tickets

Ticket Type Window Ticket Rate Online Ticket Rate
Entrance Ticket for above 12 years of age
(Entry Ticket, Aquarium House, Nocturnal House, Nature Interpretation Centre are included)
60 54
Entry ticket for 5 years to 12 years age
(Entry Ticket, Aquarium House, Nocturnal House, Nature Interpretation Centre are included)
30 27
Package ticket for above 12 years age
(Entry Ticket, Aquarium House, Nocturnal House, Nature Interpretation Centre, Bal train, Battery Operated Vehicle are included)
100 90
Package ticket for 5 years to 12 yearsage
(Entry Ticket, Aquarium House, Nocturnal House, Nature Interpretation Centre, Bal train, Battery Operated Vehicle are included)
50 45
Video Camera Ticket 50
Morning Walk Pass - for a Month 100
Morning Walk Pass - for a Year 500
Free Entry for below 5 Years
For School Students: 10% concession on groups above 50 students.
Note: Eatables are not allowed inside the Auditorium

Lucknow Zoo Visiting Hours for Zoological Garden

February to April 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
May to July 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
August to October 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
November to January 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

Lucknow Zoo Visiting Hours for Zoological Garden for Morning Walk

March to September 5.00 am to 7.00 am
October to February 6.00 am to 8.00 am

The Lucknow Zoo, also known as the Nawab Wazid Ali Shah Prani Udyan, is a favorite among wildlife enthusiasts from all around the city and is situated right in the center of Lucknow.

The Great Pied Hornbill, Royal Bengal Tiger, White Tiger, Lion, Wolf, Golden Pheasant, and Silver Pheasant are just a few remarkable creatures and birds you can see here.

The Lucknow Zoo offers a secure haven for not only animals but also a variety of entertaining activities for guests. You may board the antique toy train or view the Awadhi artifacts at the State Museum.

#Trivia: Nawab Wazid Ali Shah Prani Udyan, often known as the Lucknow Zoo, is a zoological garden once known as the Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens and is situated in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

History of Lucknow Zoo

To honor His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales's visit to Lucknow, the Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens was founded in 1921. Sir Harcourt Butler was the person who came up with the concept for the Lucknow Zoo.

Notable landlords and prominent members of the State's population generously donated materials to construct animal cages and cottages. Additionally, the wealthy donated animals that were later displayed in the exhibition.

Mr. Lintle Bogla created the Zoo's layout, and 26 structures, including cages, were built for INR 2,08,800. Sir Ludovic Porter Gate, the Lucknow Zoo's primary entrance at the time, was built in 1936.

Lucknow zoo management

A committee of benefactors and other well-known persons was formed to oversee the proceedings. The first President of the Commission was appointed as Colonel Fanthorpe, Commissioner of Lucknow, and the first Secretary was Sheikh Maqbool Husain. On August 17, 1926, the Committee was authorized to operate under the Societies Registration Act.

The Lucknow Zoo's Managing Committee was disbanded in 1950 following India's independence to make room for a new Advisory Committee. The Public Health Department gave the Forest Department administrative control in 1966.

The Forest Secretary currently serves as the chairman of the new Lucknow Zoo Advisory Committee. In contrast, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests serves as vice chairman, and the Chief Wildlife Warden serves as administrator. The newly formed Zoo Advisory Committee's Member Secretary is the Director of the Lucknow Zoo.

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The naming of the Lucknow Zoo

As the Nawab of Awadh in the 18th century, Nawab Nasiruddin Haider built the Lucknow Zoo campus out of a mango orchard. It was known as Banarasi Bagh at the time, and the locals and elderly residents of Lucknow still refer to it by that name.

#Trivia: Because of several unique plants planted in the garden that were transported from Banaras, this location is known as Banarasi Bagh.

In 2001, the Uttar Pradesh government changed the name of the Lucknow Zoo from Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens Trust Lucknow to Lucknow Prani Udyan. In 2015, the Lucknow Zoo's name was changed from Lucknow Prani Udyan to Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Prani Udyan, Lucknow.

Exhibits at Lucknow Zoo

463 animals, 298 birds, and 72 reptiles live in the 71.6-acre area of the Lucknow zoo. It is one of only two zoos in India with an orangutan on display. The following additional creatures are present, which may vary from time to time:-

  • Carnivores: The Bengal Tiger, White Tiger, Asiatic Lion, Indian Wolf, Leopard/Panther, Jackal, etc.
  • Herbivores: Giraffe, Indian rhino, Chinkara, and swamp deer.
  • Primates: Hoolock Gibbon and the Macaque Stump-Tailed.
  • Rodents: Indian Porcupine, Flying Squirrel, and Giant Squirrel of India.
  • Birds: Hill Myna, Indian Griffon, Kalij pheasant, White peacock, Spoonbill, etc.
  • Reptiles: Indian Python, Crocodile Marsh, Ghariyal, Indian Cobra, etc.
  • Aquarium: Albino Tiger Shark, Albino Walking Catfish, Albino Red Tail, and Alligator Gar, to name a few.
  • Nocturnal House: Owlet Jungle, Mottled Wood, Barn Owl, Eagle Owl, etc.

At the Lucknow Zoo, in addition to a wide range of animals, you may view a wide diversity of plants, trees, herbs, and bushes. It has some really large, old trees. A variety of attractive and medicinal plants are also visible. A majestically aged Parijaat tree is standing in front of the museum entrance.

The objective of Lucknow Zoo

The Lucknow Zoological Garden was established to educate people about local wildlife and promote its conservation. The goal is to raise awareness of the value of wildlife and ecosystem protection among residents, students, and tourists.

Even studying how animals, birds, and reptiles behave, move, and interact naturally was a goal to safeguard and improve the animals that are most beneficial to humans.

The Lucknow Zoo was established to conduct research and experiments on animals, the results of which could be beneficial to humans.

The main concerns were preserving and breeding numerous rare and endangered animals. Even the wild animals that live there are intended to receive good veterinary care from the Zoo.

Things to do in Lucknow Zoo

1. Toy Train: The toy train travels across the entire Zoo, giving guests a safari-like experience. In addition, this train makes for a fantastic photo shoot, and its recent makeover has become a popular attraction for both kids and adults. This toy train's updated design utilizes an engine with four compartments.

2. Butterfly Park: The Butterfly Park was added to the Lucknow Zoo in 2018 and is a relatively recent addition. This park has over 28 colorful species and is also a lovely park that provides educational information about these colorful creatures. The butterfly park, on the other hand, would require an additional admission cost.

3. State Museum: The Lucknow State Museum, founded in 1863, is located on the grounds of the Lucknow Zoological Garden.

The largest collection of antiquities, prehistoric tools, manuscripts, paintings, etchings, decorative arts, coins, woodwork, housing sculptures, bronze statues, bronze images, swords, medals, guns, shields, rank badges, cannons, textiles, and miniatures can be found in this oldest museum in Lucknow.

The State Museum is home to an endless array of artifacts centered on Awadh's customs, habits, mythology, and modern things, as well as excavations about the life of Lord Buddha.

4. Nature Interpretation Center: This area of the Lucknow Zoo functions as a miniature biological museum, with educational items like an animal mapping system and exquisitely kept ostrich, emu, and macaw eggs.

Along with a variety of animal skins and fur, including those of lions, tigers, deer, and other animals, there are also many varieties of tiger cubs. The Nature Interpretation Center is home to preserving rare and endangered animal paw prints. This is an ideal location for those who enjoy wildlife.

Entry fee of Lucknow zoo

You are charged differently depending on your age and ticket, such as an entrance or package ticket.

Entry tickets, Aquarium House, Nocturnal House, and Nature Interpretation Center are all included in the entrance and package ticket. Utilizing a Bal train and a battery-operated vehicle is another perk of the package ticket.

The fees for children over 12 are:
1. Entrance tickets are INR 60 for in-person purchases and INR 54 for online reservations.
2. The package ticket is INR 100 at the ticket window and INR 90 online.

The following fees apply to children aged 5 to 12:
1. An entrance ticket costs INR 30 at the ticket window and INR 27 online.
2. A package ticket costs INR 50 at the ticket window and INR 45 online.

Children under the age of 5 are admitted free of charge. You have to pay an additional 50 INR to carry your video camera.

Fitness enthusiasts can also choose morning walk passes, which have annual and monthly subscription costs of INR 500 and INR 100, respectively.

#Trivia: There is also a 10% discount available for institutions larger than 50 students. Additionally, tickets purchased online are only good until 5 PM.

Timings of Lucknow zoo

Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Prani Udyan is open every week from Tuesday through Sunday. For maintenance requirements, the Lucknow Zoo is closed every Monday. Entry to the Lucknow Zoo is generally permitted between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.

The operating hours of the Lucknow Zoo vary somewhat depending on the season:

  • The Zoo is open daily from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm from February through April.
  • The Zoo is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm from May through July.
  • The Zoo is open every day from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm from August to October.
  • The Zoo is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from November through January.
  • Depending upon the season, there is a separate time slot for people opting for morning walks.
  • From March to September, you can stroll around the Zoological Garden from 5 am to 7 am.
  • Months from October to February, see morning walkers between 6 am to 8 am.

#Trivia: You will need 4-5 hours to cover the Lucknow Zoo completely. The museum timings are from 10.30 AM to 4 PM and are closed on Mondays and public holidays.

Best time to visit Lucknow zoo

Morning is an ideal time to visit Lucknow Zoo so you can stay all day. If you visit the Lucknow Zoo in the evening, you will have a restricted time frame and can only explore it partially.

Additionally, because the Zoo is mostly open space, you should aim to go there early in the day to avoid the oppressive heat.

The best time to visit the Lucknow Zoo is from February to April and October to November.

Winter sunny days are the finest time to visit Lucknow Zoological Garden. You can see the majestic animals basking in the sun outside their caves.

#Trivia: The Lucknow Zoo is packed on Sundays and holidays.

How to reach Lucknow zoo?

By Air: Top-notch airlines frequently land from different cities at the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport. From the airport, you can book a cab from top car rental companies in Lucknow to reach your destination.

By Rail: You can book your train ticket four months in advance to Lucknow and spend a couple of days exploring the city.

By Metro (intra city transport): The Hussainabad Lucknow Zoo can be reached by several buses, automobiles, and other forms of transportation when you are in Lucknow. Some of the closest metro stations to the Lucknow Zoo are Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Prani Udyan, Char Bagh, and Mawaiya, among others.

The closest metro stop is Hazratganj, which is only approximately 20 minutes walk from the Lucknow Zoo.

The Lucknow Zoo is also just a short 8-minute walk from the city center of Lucknow, which is located approximately a kilometer away. Shared autos and cycle rickshaws are significantly less expensive, along with vehicles, cabs, and CNG buses.

By Road: If you love road trips, there is nothing better than traveling on the Lucknow highway connecting several prominent cities in North India. The smooth drive will keep your spirits high by the time you arrive.

Places to visit near Lucknow Zoo

Even if the Lucknow Zoo is a one-stop destination ideal for spending a productive day with your family or friends, there are still a few nearby locations that you must visit while you are here.

1. Indira Gandhi Planetarium: One of the best locations in Lucknow for students and aspiring astronomers to study astronomy is the Indira Gandhi Planetarium. It is around 2.3 kilometers away from the Lucknow Zoo.

2. Ambedkar Park: Ambedkar Park is located 3.2 kilometers from the Lucknow Zoo. Ambedkar Park, which is situated on 107 acres of land in Gomti Nagar, is a representation of modern Lucknow.

3. Hazratganj Market: The central business district of Lucknow is Hazratganj. In addition to bazaars, it has numerous offices, dining establishments, hotels, theatres, and retail centers. The renowned Lucknow Zoo is about 0.3 kilometers away from it.

4. Aminabad Market: The market is well known for offering affordable pricing on Indian wedding costumes, books, normal bric-a-brac, and jewelry. This renowned market is around 1.4 km from the Lucknow Zoo.

Zoos are a great reminder of our childhood. And it is time to make our kids experience the same. Lucknow Zoological Garden offers a chance to revisit those earlier childhood experiences. The toy train ride, seeing various animals up close, and going to the museum are all fantastic ways to unwind and have fun.

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