Kanpur Zoological Park
Also known as the Allen Forest Zoo, this 76.56-hectare zoo in Kanpur is the largest in all Northern India. Created in a natural forest, this zoo keeps its animals in open or moated enclosures, giving them enough space for expressing their innate biological and physical expressions.
The attractions inside the zoo include a diversified botanical garden, a large lake, aviary featuring colorful avifauna, a night house, aquarium, life-size dinosaur sculptures, and a toy train. Among mammals, the zoo has leopard, hyena, black bear, grizzly bear, sloth, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, monkeys, langur, baboons, musk deer, zebra, and antelope. There are also a host of chimpanzees and orangutans here. Beside that, the reptiles at the zoo include the Indian Gharial and Comodo Dragon.
Location: Hastings Ave, Azad Nagar, Nawabganj, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208002.
Timings: The park remains closed on Monday. On other days of the week, from Tuesday to Sunday – from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.
-For Indian adults- 30 INR | for children – 15 INR.
-For foreign adults – 150 INR | for children – 75 INR.
-On special holidays, Indian adults – 40 INR | children – 20 INR.
-For foreigners – 150 INR for adults | for children – 75 INR.
Best Time to Visit: October to March is a good time to visit the zoo. Visit in the morning from 8 am to 11 am to avoid the harsh noontime sun.