Nearest Metro Station to Delhi Zoo (Chidiya Ghar)

By | February 16, 2019

Delhi Zoo is one of the prominent places to visit in New Delhi. It has always been the center of attraction for the tourists. Thousands of tourists visit Delhi Zoo every year. People in India call it Chidiya Ghar. It is also known as the national zoological park.

In this blog post, I am going to tell you the nearest metro station to Delhi Zoo. You will know the ticking price, time to visit and other relevant information related to the National Zoological Park.

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Delhi Zoo Nearest Metro Station

The nearest metro station to Delhi Zoo is Pragati Maidan Metro Station.

Pragati Maidan Metro Station is located on Blue Line of Delhi Metro.

The distance between Zoo and metro station is 2.2 km. It will take 10 minutes to reach the Delhi zoo after exiting from the metro station.

You can hire any can or auto rickshaw to reach there. However, if you prefer to walk down to the national zoological park, it will take 20 minutes.

Other Nearby Metro Station of Delhi Zoo

As discussed earlier Pragati Maidan Metro Station is the nearby metro station to Delhi Zoo, and it is located on Blue Line of Delhi Metro.

However, if you are not traveling on Blue Line and coming from other locations in Delhi NCR such as Gurgaon or Faridabad or Ballabhgarh you can choose the following metro station to save your time and money.

Metro NameLine ColorDistance
Khan Market Metro StationViolet Line2.6 km
Indraprastha Metro StationBlue Line4 km
Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro StationPink Line4.5 km

How to Reach Delhi Zoo from Gurgaon?

It is very easy to reach Delhi Zoo from Gurgaon. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Take a metro station from Gurgaon. Board the train either from Huda City Center.
  • After 18 stations you will reach the Rajiv Chowk Metro.
  • Change here and board the metro going towards Vaishali/ Noida City Center. You can easily find this metro on platform number 2.
  • Wait for two more stations. Now get down at Pragati Maidan Metro Station.
  • Take a cab or rickshaw from here and ask to drop you at Delhi zoo.

How to Reach Delhi Zoo from Noida?

Metro would be the best option if you want to visit Zoo in New Delhi. Keep in mind the following steps:

  • Go to Noida City Center Metro Station
  • Board the train going towards Dwarka Sector 21 or Vaishali.
  • After 9 halts you will reach at Pragati Maidan Metro Station.
  • Exit here and take any cab/auto to reach the zoo.

Timings of Delhi Zoo

DateTimings
1st April to 15th October 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
16th October to 31st March 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Note : Zoo Remain Closed of Fridays

Entry Fee:

Entry fee is different for the Indian visitors and foreign tourists. Here is the free breakdown:

For Indians:

Age GroupFee
Children (Up to 5 yrs)Free
Children ( 5 -12yrs)Rs. 20/- per person
AdultsRs. 40/- per person
Senior Citizen (60 Years and Above)Rs. 20/- per person

For Foreigners:

Age GroupFee
Children (Up to 5 Years)Free
Children (5-12 Years.) Rs. 100/- per person
Adults Rs. 200/- per person

How to Reach Delhi Zoo?

New Delhi Railway Station6 Km
Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station5 Km
Old Delhi Railway Station11 Km
ISBT Kashmere Gate12 Km
ISBT Anand Vihar15 Km
Sarai Kale Khan Bus Stand5 Km

As mentioned above Delhi Zoo is around 5 Kms from ISBT Sarai Kale Khan,
15 Km from Anand Vihar ISBT, 6 Kms from New Delhi Railway Station, 12 Kms from ISBT Kashmere Gate.