My next destination was the famous Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam, which is another tourist attraction of the place. The place is located in the midst of the reserve forest in the city in Andhra Pradesh. The park is named after one of the renowned Prime Ministers of the country, Mrs. Indira Gandhi and it has been opened for general public since 1977. The park is spread over 625 acres of area and is situated in the Eastern Ghats of the country. The best thing that is associated with the park is that it is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal and the Eastern Ghats. There are various species of animals that are available in the zoo and it is a perfect place for a whole day trip.
The zoo is divided into different sections and you can easily find carnivores, mammals, birds, primates and ungulates. I loved the place and was delighted to have some of the best photographs of my life. The forest is rich in different plantations, including deciduous forests, which make it ideal for any trekking. The thorny forest is famous for xerophytes and it is also the habitat of various monkeys and other squirrels. As the rain distribution is even because of the presence of Eastern Ghats, there are dry thorny vegetation, deciduous forest, riparian type, and many more. The sanctuary is an abode of different floras and different species of birds and animals.
The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park Visakhapatnam is an expansive place and it is quite tough to cover the whole place in one single day. There is a park inside the zoo and it is at a distance of 4 kilometers from the Vishakhapatnam railway station.
The wild life sanctuary has different wild animals and many species of birds. While I walked around the park, I could easily locate a few elephants, deer, languor and hanumans on my way. At times, some peacocks could also be spotted on both sides of the road. There were different food stalls available inside the park. From there I headed for the Simhachalam temple.