Dehradun Zoo

“Formerly known as Malsi Deer Park”

Dehradun Zoo or Malsi Deer Park is one of the famous tourist attractions in Dehradun. It is developed as a mini-zoological park. It offers a sneak-peek in the lives of the fauna and avi-fauna. The zoo was established on the objectives of ex-situ conversation of wild animals, bio-diversity conservation. The aim was to develop as an education centre and Rescue centre for wild animals.

It is set in the foothills of Shivaliks. The Malsi Deer Park is one of the most popular destinations for the tourists visiting Mussoorie. The park showcases:

  • Well-manicured gardens
  • Parking space
  • Kids playing area with swings
  • Canteens
  • Restroom
  • A theatre
  • Aquarium
  • The newly introduced zip-line.
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Dehradun ZOO (Malsi Deer Park)

Dehradun Zoo overview:

  • Location: Dehradun
  • Entry Fee: Adult Rs 20/-, Kids Rs 10/-
  • Timing: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Exploration Time: 3 Hours
  • Distance from ISBT Dehradun: 16 Km / 40 Minutes

Dehradun Zoo is in World's Top 10 Zoos:

Dehradun Zoo has been ranked 10th among 181 zoos in the world. This ranking was determined by Facebook’s “Likealyzer” software. Along with likes and comments, it is also seen how many people have visited Zoo. Thus, Ranking is determined on the basis of this.

Wildlife Found at Dehradun Zoo:

This zoo lures many wildlife lovers by its varied flora and fauna found in the area. It is the second famous wildlife attraction after Rajaji National Park. The park lavishly sprawls over 25 hectares of land. It is a home to several wildlife species such as:

  • Two horned deer
  • Leopards
  • Neelgai
  • Emu
  • Ostrich
  • Turkey
  • Crocodiles
  • Turtle

The park also boasts of several avi-faunal species, such as:

  • Parrot
  • Peacock,
  • Owl
  • Parakeet
  • Macaw, to name a few.

The habitat for other exotic animals including snakes and a couple of other water animals is currently under construction.

Things to do at Dehradun Zoo:

It is a hotspot for nature lovers and bird watchers. It is frequently visited by families, kids, couples and researchers. One can admire the glimpse of:

  • The leopard basking under the sun
  • The deer munching on the fresh grass
  • And the owls sitting on the over-reaching branches of the tree

You can let your children play in the kid’s area. Take photographs of the resplendent natural beauty. Or feast on the tasty food served in the canteen.

Timings - Opening and Closing Time:

Dehradun Zoo opens from 10 AM and closes at 5 PM.

Entry Fees at Dehradun Zoo:

One can visit Dehradun Zoo by paying a minimal entry fee of Rs 20 for Adults and Rs 10 for Kids.

How to reach:

Dehradun Zoo idyllically situated on DehradunMussoorie road. It is only 9 km away from the city centre, Clock Tower. It can be easily reached by taking the local bus from Rajpur road. Or you can take the local autos or Vikram. Take the Vikram no.1 which will drop you at Mussoorie diversion, a short hike from here will lead you to the zoo. Dehradun railway station at 11 km away is the nearest railhead. Jolly Grant airport at 37 km away is the closest air connectivity to here.

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