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Delhi Zoo Nearest Metro Station

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Sarla Metha, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Sarla Metha

    Sarla Metha New Member

    I would like to take my kids to Delhi Zoo on the weekend. I don't drive so my way of reaching Delhi Zoo would be by metro rail.

    I would like to know what the nearest metro station is to Delhi Zoo is and how far it is?
     


  2. Shiv

    Shiv Member

    Hi Sarla.

    There are two metro stations which are close to Delhi Zoo.

    • Pragati Maidan Metro Station
    • JLN Stadium Metro Station
    Both of these metro stations are in a distance of 2km from Delhi Zoo.


    Pragati Maidan Metro Station to Delhi Zoo

    Pragati Maidan Metro Station to Delhi Zoo.

    JLN Stadium Metro Station to Delhi Zoo

    JNL Stadium Metro Station to Delhi Zoo.
     


  3. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Sarla Metha, welcome to the forum!

    Nearest-Metro-Delhi-Zoo.
    (Images from Sanskari, Ashish Kumar and Grvo)

    Overview

    The Delhi Zoo is more commonly known as the National Zoological Park of Delhi. The zoological park was established in the year 1959, after lots of planning and decision-making by the Government of India. For tourists, the zoological park is a nice break from the concrete jungles of the city. Here, you would be exposed to various flora and fauna at the same time. It is famed though for being home to two white tigers, which you can even spot fighting from time to time. A variety of other animals such as deers, sloth bears, leopards, royal Bengal tigers and rhinos can also be found within the zoo premises. In this guide, we would highlight the nearest metro station to the Delhi Zoo, for the convenience of tourists who are planning a trip to this attraction for the first time.

    Nearest Metro Stations to Delhi Zoo

    The Delhi Zoo is located close to the city centre of the capital. You can find it off the Mathura Road, close to the Yamuna River. Various attractions surround it, the Sundar Nagar Market near its entrance, the Purana Qila to its north and the Humayun's Tomb to its south. It is located at a central area where shops and hotels can be found within walking distance from it. As far as transportation is concerned, there is a few metro stations near the Delhi Zoo. The downside is that all of them isn't at a walkable distance and you need to hire an auto rickshaw, or a cab, to reach the zoological park from any of them.

    Metro Stations Close to the Delhi Zoo

    Metro Station NameLineDistance from Delhi ZooJourney Duration (By Auto Rickshaw)
    JLN Stadium Metro StationViolet2.1 Kilometers8 Minutes
    Pragat Maidan Metro StationBlue2.4 Kilometers9 Minutes
    Khan Market Metro StationViolet2.8 Kilometers10 Minutes
    Jangpura Metro StationViolet3 Kilometers11 Minutes
    From the table above, you can see the nearest metro stations to the Delhi Zoo in a more orderly fashion. We have the JLN Stadium Metro Station which is around 2.1 kilometers away from the Delhi Zoo. It is located at the southwestern side of the zoological park and is at the Violet Line of the Delhi Metro. It takes around eight minutes of driving to reach the zoo from this metro station. Then there's the Pragat Maidan Metro Station, located on the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro. It is around 2.4 kilometers to the north of the Delhi Zoo which can take around 9 minutes of driving to reach. These are the two nearest metro stations to the Delhi Zoo.

    Metro-Stations-Delhi-Zoo.
    Metro Stations Near Delhi Zoo

    The Khan Market Metro Station is located to the western side of the Delhi Zoo. It is around 2.8 kilometers away from the zoological park and is located on the Violet Line of the Delhi Metro. It can take around 10 minutes of driving to reach the zoological park from this metro station. The last one is the Jangpura Metro Station, located to the southern side of the Delhi Zoo. It is around 3 kilometers away which can take 11 minutes of driving to reach. This metro station is also located on the Violet Line of the Delhi Metro. As compared to the previous two metro stations, these aren't good options as they are further away from the Delhi Zoo.

    The Nearest Metro Station to Delhi Zoo - JLN Stadium Metro Station (How to Reach)

    The JLN Stadium Metro Station is the nearest metro station to the Delhi Zoo. It is located to the southwest of the zoological park, at around 2.1 kilometers away. This metro station is located on the Violet Line and was just opened in 2010 specifically to serve the locals or tourists going to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. You can decide to go via auto rickshaw to reach the Delhi Zoo from the JLN Stadium Metro Station. The estimated price for it won't be more than Rs. 30, at least according to the Delhi Traffic Police website. If you choose to go via taxi, the rate would be a bit higher, at around Rs. 50 to Rs. 70 for a one-way trip. For both vehicles, the journey won't take more than 10 minutes to reach the zoological park.

    JLN-To-Zoo.
    Guide Map Showcasing Route from JLN Stadium Metro Station/JLN Marg to Delhi Zoo

    If you want to go the local way or maybe you're on a very tight budget, an alternative is to go via bus. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) operates one bus running from JLN Marg to the Delhi Zoo. The JLN Marg is just 0.6 kilometer or around a 4-minute walk from the JLN Stadium Metro Station. From here, you can board the DTC Bus No. 457STL which goes to the Delhi Zoo. Keep in mind that the last stop of this bus is the JLN Stadium so you need to alight before this stop. From the JLN Marg, the Delhi Zoo is the 12th stop, you can just inform the driver about your stop. Fare is very minimal for this transportation option, as compared to taking an auto rickshaw or cab, but the journey duration would be longer owing to the stopovers along the way. Bus frequency is usually every 10 to 15 minutes, depending on whether it's peak hour or not.

    Conclusion

    With the guide above, you can now plan your trip to the Delhi Zoo. This attraction of the city is easily accessible using the Delhi Metro with the JLN Stadium Metro Station being the closest metro station to it. You do need to ride an auto rickshaw, cab or bus to reach the zoological park proper from the metro station though as the distance can be too difficult to cover by foot especially on hot summer days. Good luck and I hope this helps you!

    :)
     
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