Maitri Bagh Chhattisgarh State’s Biggest and Oldest Zoo

This garden is in Bhilai city of our Chhattisgarh state, in 1972 by Bhilai Steel Plant.

a garden was built in the name of friendship between Russia and India.

That’s why it is Maitri Bagh.

It is a zoo and  There is a garden.

Which is one of the biggest zoos in the state of Chhattisgarh.

Maitri Bagh or Garden Friendship

Park in Maitri Bagh

Maitri Bagh is a zoo as well as a park.

It is next to two man-made reservoirs by the Bhilai Steel Plant.

Bhilai Water Works is near Maitri Gab, which provides clean drinking water to the entire city.

Tourists come in large numbers to see the musical fountains that take place here.

Maitri Bagh
Maitri Bagh

Zoo in Maitri Bagh 

The main attractions of the zoo are exotic animals and avian species, a lake, a tow train, a white tiger, etc.

The musical fountain, on an island in the artificial lake of Maitri Bagh, presents a dynamic spectacle of water that responds to the beat of the music implying the style and timbre of the musical performance.

As the tune of the music changes, so do the jets of water in the air.

Two musical fountain shows are organized in the evening except for one day.


picnic spot

It is also a picnic spot.

Here children from school and college come to increase their knowledge about wildlife.

This is a very big zoo of Chhattisgarh which is famous all over the state as well as all over India.

Every day many people from far and wide come to visit here because this tiger’s talk is different and when you also come here, you will know that we are doing this.

 In this zoo, species of exotic animals are seen here in large quantities, and this is the special thing about this friendly tiger.

There is a lake here, whose water never dries up, there is also a train, and there is a huge zoo place to visit, which you will find very soothing.

 The white tiger is the main attraction in the zoo, where a tiger show is organized every year.

 After coming here, you can take a boat ride on the lake which is absolutely free.

 The white tiger is the main attraction of the zoo, where people come to see it the most.

 Many types of idols are visible here, due to which one feels like coming again and again.





Area Catchment 

111 acres

Yearly Visitors of Maitri Bagh 

Almost 1 lakh

Entry Fee

The entry fee to the Maitri Bagh Zoo is Rs 20 for adults and Rs 10 for children.


The zoo is open from 10 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week.

 Maitri Bagh remains closed on all Mondays.

Park Timing

The park is open from 10 AM to 7:30 PM.

Musical fountain Timing

The musical fountain takes place from 7 PM onwards on only Saturdays and Sundays.

The toy train ride is from 3 PM to 6 PM on the open days.


Guides are available on request.

Hotel near Maitri Bagh

Hotel Nikhil Regency

How to reach Maitri Bagh 

By Road 

Maitri Bagh is about 9 km from the district headquarter.

By Rail 

Durg is on the Mumbai-Howrah main railway line.

Durg Railway Station is 1101 km from Mumbai, 867 km from Howrah, 1354 km from New Delhi, and 275 km from Nagpur.

By Air 

The nearest airport is Raipur (54 km).

Mainly, connection to Delhi, Nagpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Ranchi, and Visakhapatnam.


 the visitors who come here, they tell that this place is really very good, where your mind gets peace along with peace. Here such creatures of the world are awesome, which we cannot see now in the outside world.


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