Umaid Garden & Zoo
#12 of 18 Places to Visit in Jodhpur
Distance (From Jodhpur Jn): 1.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 1.5 km from Jodhpur Junction and 4 km from Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Garden or Umed Garden is a public garden situated in the heart of Jodhpur city. It is one of the popular gardens of Jodhpur and also one of the top places to visit in Jodhpur.
Spread over an area of 82 acres, the famous Umaid Garden was developed by Maharaja Umed Singh and is named after him only. The garden has five separate gates around it to facilitate entry to the garden from different directions. It has lush green lawns with beautiful roses and other seasoned flowers. A walk in the lush environs is refreshing and rejuvenates mind and body. There is also a museum, artistically designed fountains, a library and a zoo inside the garden.
Viceroy Willington of the British Raj had inaugurated the zoo. The zoo is home to tigers, lion, zebra, ostrich and an emu. Monkeys are also seen swinging from trees. A 'Walk-in Aviary' in the zoo was constructed on the garden in 1978. The aviary houses different types of birds, local, ducks, African and Australian parrots. All species of wildlife are kept in the natural habitats. A bear sanctuary is also housed here.
Timings: 10 AM - 4.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 3 for Indians & Rs. 10 for Foreigners