Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam. When counting the largest zoos of India, this is the place which holds one of the top rankings. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is one of the well maintained and cleanliness conscious zoological parks of India.
Zoological Park is named after The Former Prime Minister Of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. It was declared open to the public on 19 May 1977.It covers an area of 625 acres (253 ha). Nearly eighty species of animals numbering to about eight hundred are present in the zoo. The Zoo Park has different sections for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, small mammals, reptiles, ungulates and birds caged in their natural ambiance.
The Zoo Park is about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the Visakhapatnam railway station on the National Highway 5 near Madhurawada. It has two Entrance and Exit gates oppositely. One towards National Highway 5 and the other towards Beach road at Sagarnagar. It is open to public on all days of the week except Monday. A Biosphere learning center and a Library are present inside the Zoo Park near the Canteen.