Sundarvan- Mini zoo in Ahmedabad

Sundarvan is rooted in the heart of the city. This mesmerizing place is sure to take your and your loved one’s heart. Sundarvan is a place that is calm, still and fetches you back to your pedigrees. Spread out in the vivacious space you feel no less than heaven. Greenery is sure to lure your heart and animals to skip your heartbeat. It is all in one location, an undisturbed and serene place where you can utilize your time feeling close to flora and fauna.


This Epitome inspires life and you will surely rejuvenate amidst green foliage. The land was bought by Kartikey Sarabhai who happens to be the son of Vikram Sarabhai in 1979. Sundarvan was established by Salim Ali who is popularly referred to as ‘The Birdman of India’. He has an unmatchable contribution in the field of Ornithology.

Lord Mahadev in Sundervan

Sundarvan and its history

Sundervan was established by Salim Ali who was the famous bird watcher. This is an epitome that was initially established as the snake rescue centre and people from everywhere visit this place for snake awareness stuff. Later slowly and steadily it was established into a mini zoo. This place houses ample of animals that educate children and folks in the related field.

Sundervan animals
Sundarvan animals

Sundarvan and the programs held

Sundarvan held education program for different schools and colleges. It gives education related to the environment and wild life. Around 250 + schools are visiting every year. Over and above apart from schools it fascinates nearly 2 lakhs + visitors annually. There are a series of the program for different ages.

  • Snake awareness programs
  • Tree identification teacher training
  • A technical session for ecological learning
  • Celebrate green birthday for kids
  • Nature trail walk
  • Night camp for kids
  • and many more


Sundarvan is a self-sustaining unit. You can adopt any animal for a specific time frame. This is a place that houses various birds, mammals, porcupine, turkey, pigeons, love birds, turtles, snakes, python, fishes, rabbits, crocodiles, monitor lizard, bats and many more.

Ducks and Turkeys
Ducks and Turkeys

One of the best things we enjoyed is bird feeding. Birds are let out and we can feed them with puffed rice. Puffed rice is the only thing we can take it from home and feed the birds. This a place that is calm, serene and we feel blessed to be amongst them. Kids would literarily love this place and would leave an ever-lasting impression in their minds.

Love birds
Love birds

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your water bottles, snacks and don’t forget to pack puffed rice for your little birdies waiting for you there!


Visit timings:

This place is open round the week. 9 am to 6 pm

Entry Fees: INR 30 for adults

Address: Satellite Road, Surendra Magaldas Road, Near ISRO, Jodhpur Tekra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015.

This post is written as a part of #exploreamdabad series. I would be showcasing beautiful places of Ahmedabad that you can visit along with your family. For other places of Ahmedabad visit my #exploreamdavad series blogs.

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    Zoos if taken care well then they are a great place for education. People can see and learn about the different animals and their habitat. It’s good that there is a mini zoo right in the middle of the city like Ahmedabad.

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    Zoo’s are the best way to spend a family day, they are super educational and they are also a ton of fun! It’s a peaceful place to be. I’d love to go to this zoo one day. Thanks for the tour and sharing your experience with us.

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    This is a wonderful surprise. My bhua stays on Satelite road and I have been to Ahmedabad twice but never did I visit Sudervan. Next time I am there will definitely check it out. Good to see these places are self-sustained. A wonderful approach to allow people to sponsor via adoption. It not only makes an attachment but also instils empathy for the birds and animals. Perfect getaway for kids from the screen life – Urvashi

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    Best place for half day children picnic . Very well maintained and peaceful place amongst the concrete jungle. Great thoughts.

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    Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the
    book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is fantastic blog.
    A great read. I’ll certainly be back.

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