05 June, 2023
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Spread across an impressive ~60 acres, the Veer Jijamata Udyan, or the Rani Baug in Byculla, Mumbai, is one of India’s oldest zoos.
Established in 1861, the Veer Jijamata Udyan was initially just a botanical garden named Victoria Gardens or Ranichi Baug (Queen’s Garden in Marathi). The zoo was added to the gardens around 30 years later.
The entire complex comprising the Byculla Zoo plus the botanical gardens was renamed Veer Mata Jijabai Bhonsale Park as a tribute to the revered mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
You can also check out the statue of England’s erstwhile King Edward VII and the 75-feet David Sassoon Clock Tower at the Veer Jijamata Udyan.
The Rani Baug in Byculla is open from Monday to Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM. It is closed for visitors on Wednesdays.
|Adults (includes entry to the Rani Baug Penguin enclosure)||₹50|
|Children (includes entry to the Rani Baug Penguin enclosure)||₹25|
|Family of Four (Parents + 2 Children)||₹100 (₹25 for every additional child)|
|Monthly passes for morning walkers||₹150|
The Veer Jijamata Udyan is located in one of the South Mumbai suburbs of Byculla, which is easily accessible by the Mumbai Suburban Railway network and by road with a private cab or via public buses.
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For more information about Rani Baug, you can Call on 022-23772414.
The Mumbai Zoo currently charges INR 25 per child between the ages of 3 and 12, INR 50 for anyone over the age of 12, and INR 100 for a family of four.
Walking around and seeing the animals at Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan & Zoo would take about 2-3 hours. Aside from the garden and animals, there is also the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum within the premises to explore. Nature enthusiasts and people interested in history should plan on spending 3-4 hours at the Zoo in Mumbai.
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05 June, 2023