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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Guwahati Zoo

 GUWAHATI ZOO 

Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden
Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden

 ABOUT 

Tiger in Guwahati Zoo
Tiger in Guwahati Zoo
Guwahati Zoo, also known as Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden is an important tourist attraction. It is located 6 km to the south of  Brahmputra river within the Hengrabari Reserve Forest in Guwahati. It is spread over 432 acres and the largest of its kind in North East region. The zoo is home for about 900 animals of 113 species of animals, birds and reptiles.

The Guwahati Zoo was established in 1958 by INC and plays an important role in managing the ecological system of the state as well as the country. The Zoo is a famous attraction among the tourists and wildlife enthusiastic because of fascinating animals like one-horn rhinoceros from Indian sub-continent, Kangaroos from Australia, Giraffe and Ostrich from Africa.

History

The plan for Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden was put under the 64th session of Indian National Congress meeting held in Guwahati in the year 1957. The organizing committee felt the necessity of a zoo to house the animals and birds, so they shifted them to Joporigog in the Hengrabari Reserve Forest and thus the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden was established. The Zoo was open for public viewing in the year 1958. Initially the zoo was spread in the area of 130 hectares but in 2002 another 45 hectares were added and it expanded to 175 hectares. 
In its early days the zoo has only 22 species of animals and 31 species of birds. Over the years more animals and birds were accommodated from different countries. The zoo has exotic animals like Zebra, Giraffe, Chimpanzee, Ostrich, Black and White rhinoceros from Africa, Kangaroos from Australia and Puma and Jaguar from South America. 
In 1982, The Assam State Zoo also added a Botanical Garden and a museum since then it is named as  Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden.

Guwahati Zoo Map
Guwahati Zoo Map

Timings

Monday-        8:00 AM to 4:30 PM 
Tuesday-       8:00 AM to 4:30 PM 
Wednesday-  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday-      8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday-           Closed
Saturday-       8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Sunday-         8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Visiting duration: 3 to 4 hours.

Fees 

₹30 per Adult
₹10 per Child(5 to 12 years)
₹100 per Foreigner 
₹30 per Foreigner Child(5 to 12 years)

 CLIMATE 

Guwahati is situated at an elevation of 56 m above sea level. The climate is warm and temperate. The average yearly temperature is 24.6 degree Celsius. The average annual precipitation is 1700 mm.

September to March is the best season to visit the  Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden, as the temperature is low and weather is pleasant. During the months of March to June the weather is hot and will not be comfortable the purpose of sightseeing. 

 TRANSPORT 

The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden is easily accessible as it located in the center of the Guwahati. The city is well connected to the other major cities of the state like Shillong, Siliguri, Dibrugarh, Imphal and Aizawl through buses and trains. 

By Flight  Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport also known as Guwahati Airport is located at distance of 25 km from the Guwahati city. It is well connected to all the major cities such as  Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad etc. 



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