Located across the road opposite to Ganesh Tok
, Himalayan Zoological Park is around 11 km away from Gangtok
. With an area of 205 hectare, this high altitude wildlife park is home to
, Himalayan Black Bear and Barking Deer. It also exhibits some rare Himalayan fauna, including Snow Leopard,
and Himalayan Pheasants. The park is a treat for all wildlife enthusiasts. Snow Leopard Breeding Centre is situated nearby.
The nearest airport
is at Siliguri
, West Bengal
. New Jalpaiguri Junction Railway Station
in West Bengal is the closest railhead, which is 125 km from Gangtok.