Nahargarh Biological Park: Ticket Price, Timings, Area & Animals
This guide provides complete information about Nahargarh Biological Park’s timings, best time to visit, ticket price, how to reach, animals and major attractions
JAIPUR: Nahargarh Biological Park also known as Nahargarh Zoological Park is a famous tourist destination in the lap of the Aravali Hills range near Jaipur. This place is particularly popular among wildlife lovers due to its variety of flora and animal species. Established in June 2016, the park is located on the Jaipur-Delhi National Highway, about 20 km from the city centre.
In this guide, you will find complete information about Nahargarh Biological Park’s timings, best time to visit, ticket price (entry fee), how to reach, animals and major attractions.
Nahargarh Biological Park Timings
An important thing to know is that Nahargarh Biological Park remains closed on Tuesdays, so make sure you skip this day when planning your trip to this zoological park.
- Between March 15 and October 14: 8.30 am to 5.30 am
- Between October 15 and March 14: 9 am to 5 pm
This means that the park opens about half an hour late in the winter months and closes half an hour early. Due to its size and the number of attractions, you will need at least three hours to visit the park, so you should plan your visit accordingly.
Nahargarh Biological Park Entry Fee & Ticket Price (Updated Oct 2022)
Here is the entry fee and various other charges for the park:
|Indian visitor||INR 50/person|
|Camera (Indian)||INR 200|
|Camera (foreigner)||INR 400|
|Video camera (Indian)||INR 500|
|Video camera (foreigner)||INR 1000|
The charges for the camera, video camera and private vehicle entry is in addition to the entry fee for individuals and groups.
Nahargarh Biological Park Area
The park is spread over an area of 720 hectares. Of this, 26 hectares is dedicated to cages in which rare animals and birds are kept in natural surroundings. These cages are quite large, so the animals and birds can roam freely. For this reason, tourists can see the animals and birds in natural settings.
Nahargarh Biological Park Animals
Some of the wildlife animals that the park features include:
- sloth bear,
- wild dog,
- rhesus monkey
Nahargarh Biological Park Birds
There are nearly 285 species of birds. The most popular is the white-naped tit, which can only be found here. The nearby Ram Sagar is also very popular among birdwatchers. Some other species include:
- swan, shriek,
- golden-back woodpeckers,
Naharghar Biological Park History
Nahargarh Biological Park was declared a Nahargarh Wildlife Sanctuary in 1980. It was earlier a dense forest area in the Aravalli Hills range. It was once home to many tigers, but as the population in the nearby areas increased, the tiger population dwindled; however, it still remained a dense forest area.
In 2013, the work on turning into it wildlife tourist destination began. The government wanted to shift all the animals and birds of Jaipur Zoo located at Jaipur Zoo in Rambagh area to Nahargarh since the zoo was located in a densely populated area.
The work at Nahargarh Biological Park was completed in 2016 following which in June, 2016, then chief minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the park.
Nahargarh Biological Park Location
Nahargarh Biological Park is situated on the outskirts of Jaipur on Jaipur-Delhi National Highway, nearly 20 km from the city centre. Some of the most famous tourist destinations near the park is Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Amer Fort and Jalmahal. They are located within a radius of 5 km from the park, so if you are visiting the park, you can definitely consider visiting these places also.
Location on map
How to Reach Nahargarh Biological Park
Jaipur is well connected via flights, trains and buses, so you can reach Jaipur using any of these transport modes. Once you reach Jaipur, you can hire a cab because travelling to the park using public transport can be a bit challenging. The reason is that it’s located on the outskirts of Jaipur.
Best time to visit Nahargarh Zoological Park
The best time to visit the park is from October to March. The reason is the winter months are a great time to visit Jaipur. The same holds true for Nahargarh Biological Park because the weather is pleasant, and you will lots of greenery that engulfs the entire area after the monsoon season. Another reason is that you will find it easier to spot the wildlife animals in the zoological park because they come out of their enclosures to relax in the sun.
Safaris at Nahargarh Biological Park
You can enjoy an elephant safari as well as lion safari at Nahargarh Biological Park. Find out more details about the lion safari by visiting this page.
Definitely, it is one of the most famous wildlife destinations in Jaipur, apart from Jhalana leopard park. If you have planned a day-long visit to Jaipur, it can be on your list of destinations because it’s located near other tourist destinations such as Amer Fort and Nahargarh Fort.
It will take you about three hours to visit the park, but you must plan for a trip of at least two hours. It’s spread over a huge area.
It is home to some of the rarest animals including Asiatic lions, Bengal tigers, panthers, hyenas, wolves, deer, crocodiles, sloth bears, Himalayan black bears and wild boar. It also features over 250 species of birds, many of which are migratory birds.
Yes, you can take your car, bike, bus or auto-rickshaw into the park, but you will need to pay extra for using a private vehicle. The charges depend on the type of vehicle.