Gorewada Zoo was officially inaugurated at the hands of Hon. Chief Minister Shri. Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray on 26th January 2021and was opened to the public from 27th January 2021.
The zoo was renamed as Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoological Park in the honor of Late leader Balasaheb Thackeray at the time of inauguration.
The zoo is envisioned to be the largest zoological Park in India with truly International components. The zoo is planned in 539 Ha with components like Indian Safari, African Safari, Night Safari, Archeological Theme Park, etc. At present Indian Safari is opened for public.
Gorewada Forest is spread across 1914Ha and it surrounds Gorewada Lake – the drinking water source of Nagpur city. It is a dry deciduous scrub forest.
There are seven leopards in this 25 Hectare drive through exhibit. The leopard has a theme of human dominated degraded forest landscape.
Bear Safari is built on a natural savannah and deciduous forest landscape. This 25 Hectare drive through exhibit has six bears.
Our Show stopper Rajkumar and Lee welcome you in this 25 Hectare drive through enclosure. This exhibit has a theme of central Indian Jungles where our celebrity tigers are awaiting.
Herbivore Safari passes through forest and natural streams spread in over 40 Hectare area. World’s rarest deer- Sangai (Brow-antlered Deer) is our prize collection.
Enjoy breathtaking views of Gorewada Lake with 100’s of resident and migratory birds from our BioPark. It is a 5km walk along the shores of Gorewada lake through natural forest.
|Name||Ex Officio||Position on the Board|
|Shri Vikas Gupta, IFS||Managing Director, FDCM Ltd.||Chairman|
|Shri Maheep Gupta, IFS||Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife)||Nominee Director|
|Shri Vivek Hoshing, IFS||Deputy Secretary (Forest), |
Revenue and Forest Department, Mantralaya, Mumbai
|Smt. Seema Nanhore||Chief Audit Officer, FDCM Ltd.||Nominee Director|
|Shri Chandrasekaran Bala N., IFS||Chief Executive Officer||Chief of the Company|
|Shri Shatanik Bhagwat||Zoo Director||In-charge of BTGIZP|
|Shri Arjun Tyagi||Project Manager||Development and |
Maintenance of the Project
|Shri Dipak Sawant||General Curator||Animal Management|
|CS Abhijit Pashine||Company Secretary||Company Law, Accounts and |
Additional Charge of HR
|Shri Amit Zurmure||Account Assistant||Accounts Department|
|Shri Abhijit Sonone||StoreKeeper||Store Department|
In 2006, the Government of Maharashtra identified land of approximately forest land admeasuring 1914 Ha for establishing the project adjacent to the Gorewada Lake and at 8 km from the heart of Nagpur.
01 July 2015
In May 2015, the new and improved proposal was submitted to CZA. This proposal outlined the topography, flora and fauna, requirements, and areas of development.
Officially inaugurated by Hon. Chief Minister Shri. Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray on 26th January 2021 and was opened to the public from 27th January 2021.
Experience the diverse range of safaris at Indian Safari, including Leopard Safari, Sloth Bear Safari, Herbivore Safari, and Tiger Safari. Immerse yourself in the thrilling encounters with these magnificent creatures. To further enrich your wildlife adventure, the safari also features Gond Village and a captivating walking trail, where you can observe and appreciate the fascinating world of smaller animals and reptiles. Explore these exciting extensions of Indian Safari and delve into the wonders of nature up close.
Rescue Center at Gorewada International Zoological Park—an exceptional off-exhibit facility that plays a crucial role in the conservation of wildlife. This center serves as a premier treatment facility for wild animals in the surrounding regions, providing them with the specialized care they need. Boasting one of the most advanced veterinary facilities in central India, the Rescue Center is at the forefront of wildlife rehabilitation and conservation efforts.
Gorewada will be India’s first dedicated African theme zoo & Safari. The African safari is designed to mimic natural savannah habitats of Africa having moated carnivore enclosures and free ranging herbivores. The unique design concept would facilitate visitors to see herbivores and carnivores at the same time on either side of vehicle without any barrier.
Discover the captivating allure of Night Safari or Night Zoo at Gorewada, where you can immerse yourself in the fascinating world of nocturnal wildlife. Operating from sunset until midnight, this unique experience allows you to witness the active and vibrant behavior of carnivores and large mammals, who come alive during the late evening hours. By visiting the night zoo, you can observe these majestic creatures in their natural state without disturbing their circadian rhythm. It's no wonder that night zoos have become a popular sensation, providing families with an ideal destination for quality time after a long day at work
Embark on a captivating journey through the Deep Time Trail, a unique fusion of arts, science, and technology that offers an engaging and informative experience about the evolution of our planet. Explore the vast geological time scale and unravel the mysteries of the Earth's transformation over time. This innovative attraction combines artistry and scientific knowledge to answer fundamental questions about the origin of the universe, the remarkable evolution of life, past extinctions, and the future of our world.
Gorewada is famous for its archeologically important megalithic stone circles. These ancient structures date back to 400 to 200 BC. Many excavations and archaeological discoveries have revealed mysteries of social life of ancient central India. This theme park will highlight such discoveries and learnings from the past.
This section was conceived as an ultramodern animatronics world of Dinosaurs and extinct animals. The emphasis is given to Dinosaur species found in Indian Subcontinent. Various fossils of plants and animals recovered in Central India can also be exhibited in this part.
This section will house beautiful and colourful birds from tropical region. The Dense vegetation on site is suitable for developing a rainforest theme park. Variety of Primates from all over the world will be a great tourist attraction.
The central Indian landscape is endowed with tribal history and culture. Many tribes have survived here for thousands of years. Their lifestyle, art and culture has always been a curiosity to outside world. A tribal village is dedicated to this cultural heritage.
A nature trail is developed along the Gorewada lake to enjoy beauty of this lake. This lake attracts thousands of migratory waterfowls during winters. This place is popular among bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. This trail is also popular among the cycling enthusiasts of Nagpur.
Located within the magnificent Gorewada Reserve Forest, this natural landscape boasts a rich diversity of wild flora and fauna. Experience the wonders of this untamed wilderness through an exhilarating Jungle Drive safari, where you can explore the thriving habitats of various wildlife species. Since its inception in 2014, the Jungle Drive has provided nature enthusiasts with an immersive and memorable adventure amidst this stunning natural environment.
In addition to the zoo and wildlife activities, a dedicated commercial zone focused on tourism is planned for the non-forest area in close proximity. This expansive facility is set to offer a range of attractions, including an exciting amusement park, luxurious resorts, delectable dining options, exclusive clubs, and essential infrastructure to enhance the overall tourism experience. Prepare to be enthralled by the array of entertainment and leisure opportunities in this tourism-centric commercial zone. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or indulgence, this upcoming destination promises to cater to your every need, ensuring a truly memorable and enjoyable visit.