The Himalayan Zoological Park in Gangtok, Sikkim would probably be one of the biggest zoo that I’ve been to. They also have lesser animals (mostly Himalayan native animals only) which gives the animals ample spaces to move around.
The zoo is located on a hill which is just around 15 minutes taxi ride from the town center (cost around 100-150 Rupees one way). The entrance fee is just around 50 Rupees per person.
The main zoo is 2.5 Kilometers away from the entrance gate and it would be more convenient if you ask the taxi to bring you up to the main zoo. There might be an additional fee though. In our case, we just got off at the entrance and walked up to the main area of the zoo.
It’s an uphill and scenic walk and it’s definitely worth the effort.
Here are some of the animals that I saw in the zoo:
Himalayan Civet Cat
Indian Civet Cat
Before or after your trip to this zoo, you could also drop by Ganesh Tok to catch a view of the Khangchengdongza Mountain.
If you’re in Northeastern India and would not be able to make it to the Himalayan Zoological Park in Gangtok but still interested to see the Red Panda and Snow Leopard, you could also visit the Darjeeling Zoo.