Friday, May 5, 2017

Mysore Zoological Park

Mysore Zoological Park

Mysore Zoological Park Timings, History

The zoo park is 3 km from Mysore bus station and is beside Chamundi Hills. This Zoological park can be reached from Mysore Palace which is 2 km away. It house carnivorous, herbivorous, reptiles and birds from different parts of the world. Visitors can reach Zoo Park from Mysore Palace by Horse Carts which are readily available at the entrance.

Zoo History

  1. 1892: Established by the Mysore King Chamarajendra Wadiyar Bahadur. It was then called by Khasa Bangle or Private Bungalow. Occupies 10.3 acres of land.
  2. 1909: Name changed from Khasa Bangle to Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in 1909.
  3. 1948: The Zoological Park came under the control of horticulture department
  4. 1979: The zoo authority transformed to Karnataka State government.
  5. Current Zoo stretches over 80 acres of land.
Mysore Zoological Park