Himalayan Bird Park - Tourist Places of Himachal Pradesh

About Himalayan Bird Park

Himalayan Bird Park, is a small sanctuary like structure for the safe-keeping of birds. It is locsated right in the centre of the town of Shimla. Located at an altitude of 2,000 metres, this place is commonly known as Himalayan Aviary. This place is home to colourful and rare birds, and most of them belong to the Himalayas. Here you can also have a glimpse of the much sought-after bird, that is the Himalayan Monal. It also happens to be the state bird of Himachal Pradesh.


How to reach

By Road : This park is very close to the main town of Shimla. Tourists can easily hire a cab in order to visit this place. 
By Rail : in Shimla, you get to see the popular toy train, which runs on narrow guage. Kalka is the nearest place which connects this region with broad guage trains. 
By Air : Jubarhati Airport is the nearest one located 23 kilometres away. Flights from almost all parts of the country do make a stop here.


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  • When to visit
  • The best time to visit this place is between April to October. Winters are really chilly in this region.

  • What to Eat
  • Shimla houses plenty of quality restaurants and eateries. They specifically serve local cuisines as well as North Indian dishes.

  • Attractions
  • Extremely rare and beautiful birds are found here. If you intend to click their pictures or make a videograph, then you need to pay extra charges. 
    Apart from that, this park is also home to numerous plants, which have their roots in the Himalayas. This park is practically a combination of the best elements of nature which has been placed right in the middle of a city.

  • Activities
  • - Spend some time with these small but loving creatures. Take some really beautiful photographs and mske your trip a memorable one. 
    - This park is located near the Vice Regal Lodge. It is a heritage site and is worth visiting.

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Himalayan Zoological Park - East Sikkim

Himalayan Zoological Park - Tourist Places of East Sikkim

About Himalayan Zoological Park

Spanning about 230 hectares of forested land, this zoo is placed at an altitude of 1,780 metres which offers a splendid view of Mount Khangchenzonga.Radiating with not just beautiful Himalayan wildlife but the enclosure itself that is lined with staggering trees that run on each side of the path that leads one inside. Himalayan Zoological Park is the first Zoological park of Sikkim which accomplishes the perception of modern zoo, where the animals are kept in replicated natural conditions.


How to reach

By Air : The nearest airport is Bagdogra. There are jeeps, taxis and private vehicles available from Bagdogra airport and from Gangtok helipad. 
By Rail : The nearest railhead is at New Jalpaiguri. This is well connected to most of the major cities in India. 
By Road : Situated in the small town of  Bulbuley, about 3 kms from Gangtok. Taxis or private cars area available from Gangtok to reach here.


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  • When to visit
  • The best time to visit the area is during mid- February to May and Mid-September to December

  • What to eat
  • The park maintains cafes to slurp comforting beverages  or one can search for good eating options in Gangtok.

  • Attractions
  • Attractions- The top attraction of the zoo are the endangered Red Pandas that wiggle their way up the trees hiding and sheltering. The Park houses a variety of fauna species found in the Himalayas. Some of them are Himalayan Monal Pheasant, Snow Leopard Cat, Goral, Himalayan Palm Civet, Himalayan Black Bear and Crimson-Horned Pheasant.

  • Activities
  • - If you want to get a panoramic view of the zoo, there is also a watch tower.You can see many rare and beautiful creatures along with enjoying a walk along the pathway surrounded by trees.

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