Hidden History, Timing and importance of Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan 2024

In this article, you will know all about the Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan. It is also known as Patna Zoo. You will know about how many types of plants and animals are living there. You will know the timing and when to visit. There are many another visiting place inside the campus of Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan. This is the only zoo in Patna, and this is for all age of people. Children will enjoy seeing the different types of animals and birds. Students will see the animals and birds that they have always seen in the book. There is plenty of oxygen to inhale and make their life healthy.

This place is also for couple who want to spend their quality time with partners. There are some separate spaces for them.

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Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan is a park cum zoo that is situated in Patna. It is just 8 km from Patna junction and 1 km from Patna airport. It is also known as Sanjay Gandhi biological park. Commonly people are known it as a Patna Zoo. Its name is on a famous Indian politician and son of our former prime minister Shreemati Indira Gandhi. It is the 4th largest zoo in the country (2022). It was opened for public in 1973.

It is situated near baily road Patna, Bihar. This zoo is in 152.95 acres (61.90 ha) and there are many livings being is inhabited here. This zoo is a dreamed picnic spot for the people of Bihar, with more than 36,000 visitors on New Year’s Day alone in 2022. There is total 800 animals in the cage of zoo and there are many types of animals and plants.

The zoo is currently home to over 800 animals of about 110 species, including tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, Hippopotamus, crocodile, elephants, Himalayan black bear, jackal, black bucks, spotted deer, peafowl, hill myna, gharial, python, Indian rhinoceros, chimpanzee, giraffe, emu, and white peacock.

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Actually, this park was first established as a botanical garden in 1969. The Governor of Bihar, Shi Nityanand Kanungo provided almost 34 acres of land from the Governor House campus for the garden. In 1972, Public works added 58.2 acres to this, and the Revenue Department transferred 60.75 acres to the Forest Department to Expand the park. In 1973, this park has now become the biological garden with zoo. The land acquired from the public works Department and Revenue Department was declared protected forest by the government on 08 March 1983.

Now a day this park is known as Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan and this is open all day for the people except one maintenance day.

Things to visit inside of the Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan

This is a place for old and young people who will enjoy it all. People attract toward it because there are many unique attractions that makes people happy. In this paragraph you will know what actually is in the Patna Zoo that will attract the visitors.

  • There is a lake inside the zoo complex, where person want to do boating with family and friend. It is chargeable.
  • There was a toy train, person was used to see all cage of the zoo and the beauty of the nature but now it is not workable.
  • Elephant ride, Snake and Aquarium is the main attractions of the zoo to visit.
  • lion cage and white tiger
  • Bird cage where you will see many types of beautiful birds.
  • In spite of these animal, Deer, many types of monkey, elephant, rhino, Hyna, Bear, Ape, Cat, Chimpanzee, Crocodile and many more animals are living there.
  • You can take a ride of electric car that cost is 30₹ per head.
  • There is a lake in the center of the zoo where a boat ride is being organized. There are two types of Boat. First is two-seater and second is four-seater. Single seater boating cost is 80₹ per person and for four-seater is approx. same. Charges can be vary according to the season.
  • Mainly people visit here the month of Dec and Jan, that time rate of boating is high as per demand.
  • For lunch, there is a Restaurant where every vej and non veg dises is available.
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How to book online ticket of Patna Zoo

As we know about the todays scenario that our world is being changed in the field of digitalization. when it was started as a botanic garden, there was only one method to book the tickets of Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan.

Time to time, Patna zoo was being famous and a large number of people wanted to visit and make a plan of picnic at this place. Because of this, every time people faces difficulties to be in queue to book a ticket.


1.Time to visit0600 hrs. to 1800 hrs.
2.Closing dayMonday
3.Entry fee for child10₹
4.Entry fee for adult30₹
5.Entry charge for child under 5 yrsFree
6.Entry fee for grp of students (Min 25)5₹
7.Camera charge30₹
8.Botting charge100₹
9.Patna zoo official siteTap here
10.AddressSanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan, Bailey Road, Raj Bhavan, Rajbanshi Nagar, Patna, Bihar, 800001
11.Contact no+0612-2217455

Initiative Taken by Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan/Patna Zoo

Rehabilitation of wildlife

Patna zoo has taken a great initiative, and they rehabilitation of injured and displaced wildlife. They rescue the animals who is not able to survive in the Jungle and give them medication. They Release them after the recovery.

  • Rescue deer: Successfully released
  • Orphaned beer cubs: Nursing back to health\

Breeding Program

This initiative ensures the survival and increase the population of those type of animals whose survival is in danger. For example, the conservation Breeding of Indian Rhinoceros and Bengal tiger at the zoo underscores their endeavor to support vulnerable population.

Though carefully monitoring and scientific expertise, Patna Zoo is the witness of the birth of many healty offspring which is essential to maintain genetic diversity.

This initiative has two purposes: Enhancing the zoo population and providing animal to reproduction into wild.

Sl NoSpeciesNo of Offsprings
1.Indian Rhinosorous5
2.Bengal Tiger7

Most visiting places near Patna Zoo

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If You visit Patna Zoo, you will take almost 4 hours to visit whole Zoo. After that you can visit some other places near Patna Zoo. There are many places in Patna that attract you, but I will suggest you visit in sequences near Patna Zoo.

List of visiting places near Patna Zoo

Sl NoName of the placesAddressTiming (hrs.)
1.Bihar museumJawaharlal Nehru Marg, Bailey Road, Patna, Bihar, 8000011000-1900 (Monday closed)
2.Eco ParkPark, Ground Floor Patliputra, Sri Krishna Puri, Patna, Bihar, 8000010600-2045 (Everyday open)
3.Iskcon TempleGolok Dham, Budh Marg, Adalat Ganj, Veer Chand Patel Area, Patna, Bihar, 8000010430-0500,
1630-2045 (Everyday)
4.BSPHCL Energy ParkRoad No 1, North Patel Nagar, Adarsh Colony, Rajbanshi Nagar, Patna, Bihar, 8000230500-1900 (Everyday)
5.GolgharOpp Government Girls High School, Ashok Rajpath Rd, Patna, Bihar, 8000010900-1800 (Monday closed)

Some doubt of People about Patna Zoo

Sl NoQuestionAnswer
1.Patna zoo closing time1800 hrs.
2.Patna zoo ticket price 202430₹ for adult
10₹ for children
5₹ for child in group
3. Online bookingCheck upper section
4.Patna chiriyaghar kaha Hai bailey road Patna
5.visiting place near Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik UdyanCheck upper section

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