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TOURISM PASSPORT: To avoid tourist to stand in queue for purchasing prescribed entrance ticket at different tourist spots, as done in previous years, This year also Tourism Passport will be provided to the tourists visiting Mysore during Dasara Festivities. Tourists with these passports, entrance would be free of cost at the following destinations like Chamundi Hill, Mysore Zoo, Karanji Tank Garden, Mysore Palaces, Ranganthittu Bird's Sanctuary and KRS. Thus reducing the time and strain. 
For further details call 0821-2418888 / 3205888/3203888


Mysore Zoo


Timings :  10 AM to 5:30 PM all the days
Entrance Fee : Rs. 25/= per head, Children Rs. 10
Phone : 0821.2434425

Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Garden) was started in 1892 by Chamaraja Wodeyar X, then the King of Mysore.  Initially as a private Zoo and was named as  Khas-Bangale.  It was also called as Thamash Bangale.  The zoo which has now spread over an area of 250 acres was initially meant for the exclusive visit of the royal family but public entry started as early as 1920.

A house for animals in captivity was established in 19th century under the patronage of the then King, houses many endangered species.

The Mysore Zoo was set up under royal patronage in the 19th Century. Its fauna includes rare and exotic species, which are housed in lush, green surroundings. The Zoo is famous for breeding some very rare animals in captivity. A good place for children.

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