The Manipur Zoological Gardens is located around 8 km from Imphal in Lamphelpat. This garden was established on 2nd October 1976, covering an area of around 8 hectares and is popular. It is described as the Jewel Box of the state, Manipur Zoological Garden is home to about four hundred common and rare species of animals and birds.
The surroundings of Manipur Zoological Garden are marked by dense forest and hillocks. It sprawls over a large area of about 8 hectares and provides shelter to the animals. Be it flora or fauna, the park enjoys richness in everything. Its rare collection of species allures tourists from different locations across the globe. In park, visitors can spot around 55 species of birds. These birds are not only a treat for bird-watchers but also keep the atmosphere chirpy and melodious. Animal section of this park consists of around 420 species including some rare and endangered species as well. Sangai is the highlight in the animal section. Counted amongst world’s most endangered species, Sangai is only found in Manipur. Lush green surroundings and colorful flora of the garden keep the environment green and soothing.
Manipur Zoological Garden remains closed on Monday. Except this day, tourists can plan their visit on any other day. Best time to visit the garden is the winter time. (November to April). During this time, the garden enjoys salubrious weather. Visiting hours for summers are different from winters. In summers, the garden opens up at 10:00 am and closes at 4:30 pm. In winters, the visiting hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.