An ai created image of An Imaginery Dehradun Zoo with some animals

Dehradun Zoo: Timings, Entry Fees, Things to do and more

Dehradun Zoo is located in the famous hill station located in Uttarakhand known for its spot as a headquarter for many of the top MNCs of India such as ONGC, Survey Of India, Forest Research Institute, Indian Institute of Petroleum . Dehradun is also known as the “Adobe of Drona” due too the fact of it being treated as a center for many top Garhwal rulers pre-independence. It’s pleasant weather attracts folks from near and far to enjoy its much more milder climate which are not easy to be found else where.

In the travel blog, we will be discussing about Dehradun Zoo, its timings, entry fees, how to reach and more. If you are a nature lover then this beautiful places is definitely for you.

History of Dehradun Zoo

An entry path of Dehradun Zoo with Mural designs
Entrance of Dehradun Zoo

The Dehradun Zoo was priorly known as Malsi Deer Park established in the 1976, which had been revamped and turned into Dehradun Zoo on June 22, 2017. The Dehradun Zoo is spread across 61.7 acres of land. The Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat had inaugurated the zoo, aquarium and a stunning 3-D theater at the Dehradun Zoo. The Dehradun Zoo was made to attract large crowd of tourists which the Malsi Deer Park wasn’t able to do so during its years.

Further more by developing the Zoo, it helped the local authorities and Forest rangers to treat it is an educational center and rescue center as well for various animals that were injured within the area due to illegal poaching or other factors. The Zoo’s director was given to the IFS (Indian Forest Service) meanwhile adding a full-time permanent veterinary doctor to be at the Zoo at all times.

The Zoo had exhibited various animals of the jungle for the crowd of tourists to see which saw a surge in its visitors from 3.3 lakh in 2016-17 to 6 lakh visitors to the zoo in 2017-18 after the huge makeover the Malsi Deer Park had received. It is not just caught the eyes of the tourists but has become a huge attraction for the local residents as well. Recently the Dehradun Zoo planned to swap for four leopards for a rare white tiger from Nandankanan zoological Park in Odisha.

Timings of Dehradun Zoo

Days of the WeekTimings (Summer)Timings (Winter)
Sunday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM- 5:00 PM8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM- 5:00 PM8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday9: 00 AM – 5:00 PM8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Table of Dehradun Zoo Timings

Entry Fees

Ticket TypePrice
Children Entry FeeRs 10
Adult Entry FeeRs 20
Fish Aquarium Entry TicketRs 50
Dehradun Zoo 3D theatre ticketRs 30
Cactus Garden Entry TicketRs 10
Two Wheeler ParkingRs 15
Four Wheeler ParkingRs 40
Table of Dehradun Zoo Entry Fees

Zoo 3D Show Timings

An interior of the 3d Theater
3D theater at the zoo
Show Timings
1st 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
2nd 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
3rd11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
4th12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
5th1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
6th 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
7th2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
8th3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
9th3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
10th4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Table of Dehradun 3D Show Timings

Variety of Species in Zoo

Deer at the zoo
S. NoSpecies
1Two Horned Deer
13Burmese Python
14Indian Cobra
15Reticulate Python
16Ball Python
Table of Species in Dehradun Zoo

Variety of Aquatic Fishes in Zoo

Aquarium at the zoo
S. NoFish Name
1Jaguar Fish
2Dollar Fish
4Oscar Fish
5Buffer Fish
6Texas Cichild
7Zebra Danio Fish
8Silver Shark Fish
9Green Terror Fish
10Alligator Gar
Table of Types of Aquatic fish in the Zoo

Things to Do at the Zoo

  1. Watch the unique animals at the zoo, such as leopard, deer, crocodiles and many more.
  2. Bird- watch the unique colorful and vibrant birds at the zoo.
  3. Visit the Cactus Park and get a view of the variety of cactus while gaining deep insights about them
  4. Visit the Zoo’s aquarium to see the unique aquatic creatures in their natural habitat while exporing about them.
  5. Get to see the biggest snake species at the snake house, with getting to meet eye to eye with giant Burmese Python.
  6. Get to learn in deep about the flora and fauna through the amazing creative 3D short clip at the 3D theaters in the zoo.

How to Reach the Zoo

By Auto: The Dehradun Zoo is located about 9 kilometers away from the center of city which is the clock tower or also known as Ghanta Ghar, take any auto from there which can charge about Rs 40 to Rs 60.

By Vikram No.1: This is probably the cheapest method and affordable method which can cost you about Rs 5 – Rs 10 which will drop you near a diversion of Swami Vivekananda Statue to the Dehradun Zoo, From there you can walk couple of meters to reach the Zoo.

If you are a nature enthusiast and have a love of animals, it is definitely worth visiting here during your visit to Dehradun. The zoo stands as a testament to the city’s commitment to wildlife conservation and providing a delightful experience for visitors.


  • Chandan Senapati

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