Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan – A Place Close to Nature

Our next destination in Patna was close to nature that is situated away from the hustle bustle of this city. The place is also called as the Botanical Garden or more popularly as Patna zoo.

Amongst the largest zoo of the country, Patna zoo acts as the green zone of the city. It was established in the year 1969, and today harbors around hundred species of animals and a rich fauna, accounting to around 800 animals.

sanjay gandhi jaivik udyan patna

Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan Patna | Image Resource : myjourneythroughindia.files.wordpress.com

We reached the place, to spend a splendid evening amid the nature. The zoo was extending to an area of 153 acres. The campus was beaming with the lush greenery. There was a beautiful pond in the centre and there were numerous trails to the jungle, the entire place was an attraction to people of all ages, especially children. The entire place seemed to be in sync with the ecology.

toy train  in sanjay gandhi jaivik udyan patna

Toy Train in Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan Patna | Image Resource : static.panoramio.com

As we were strolling across the park, it was told to us that besides a large variety of animals, the park was also filled with over 300 varieties of trees and herbs making the campus so lively.

Many people were present there, particularly families that were enjoying the fresh environment amid the nature, and were also making their young ones familiar to various species of plants and animals.

giraffe in sanjay gandhi jaivik udyan patna

Giraffe in Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan Patna | Image Resource : 4.bp.blogspot.com

lion in sanjay gandhi jaivik udyan patna

Lion in Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan Patna | Image Resource : 3.bp.blogspot.com

rhinoceros in sanjay gandhi jaivik udyan patna

Rhinoceros in Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan Patna | Image Resource : 4.bp.blogspot.com

deer in sanjay gandhi jaivik udyan patna

Deer in Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan Patna | Image Resource : 2.bp.blogspot.com

tiger in sanjay gandhi jaivik udyan patna

Tiger in Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan Patna | Image Resource : kaw.stb.s-msn.com

The impressive animal collection of the zoo includes one-horned rhinoceros, hippopotamuses, lions, tigers including a white one, giraffes, zebras, elephants, leopards, variety of monkeys, birds, deer and many more. We also visited the bird’s enclosure which was remarkable with so many varieties of birds. The zoo had numerous enclosures of specific animals like the snakes house which inhabited a range of sprawling snakes and the fish aquarium- filled with numerous colorful fishes. There was as separate ticket for the fish Aquarium that had more than thirty varieties of fishes. The aquarium was cited on an artificially made island in the pond. It seemed very well managed and interesting. An Owl museum, bat museum and turtle museum were also under construction and were to be opened soon.

The entire trip to the zoo was very interesting and refreshing

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