A Weekend Trip to the New Delhi Zoo

So this weekend was spent with a visit to the zoo with a few of my friends. Let's get a recap of why this visit was important.

Oh, for the picture, they are my friends without whom this trip wouldn't be completed. From left to right, Mitiksha, Ayushi, Ayush, Kartik and me. One more friend was also there and he was Nilanjan clicking this picture.

The Beginning

Although I am living just about 70 Kms from Delhi for four years and for about 6 months, I am staying in Delhi, I never went to visit the city. I had planned numerous times that I will visit the places of interest in this city, but the plan never was put to action.

27th December 2018

Me and Ayush were working in the office and suddenly the worm of travelling came alive in me. I decided to check out places in Delhi. The immediate one that came to my mind was the zoo. I checked on the internet about the details of the place and found that it will be worth a visit. So I asked Ayush if he wanted to go and he agreed at the first time. We decided for to skip the Friday as we were dead tired and really wanted some rest. So the date was decided on Saturday. Later I came to know that on Fridays, the zoo remains closed. We asked Kartik to join us in our plan and he readily agreed.

<Friday went away Sleeping and doing household chores>

29th December 2018

The appointed time to meet at the zoo was at 11:00 am and I didn't want to be late, so I prepared early but due to unavoidable circumstances, I couldn't leave before 10:00 am.

I booked a cab to the zoo and when I landed over there, I came to know that my friends will be a bit late so I waited and waited and waited. I the meantime, I had the chance to get some delicious and overpriced South Indian Thali at the nearby cafe. Finally my friends showed up about an hour later and we proceeded to enter the zoo.

We were six in all. Me, Ayush, Ayushi, Mitiksha, Kartik and Neelanjan.

The first thing which we saw was that there were options to travel by foot or take battery operated vehicles. We decided to go by foot. We had a gala time over there photographing the entire place. Initially we were seeing deer and I was trying to click a picture of them either running or making some activity. But slowly, we realized that the whole zoo is almost 40% of deer and after a certain time we were getting irritated by it.

White Buck

What we saw was that many of the animals looked a bit malnourished. We were waiting anxious to see anything beyond the deer and the empty enclosed areas. Then finally we saw a few species of birds and that was a bit different.