Mysore, Apr 5 UNI | 4 months ago

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens here, popularly known as Mysore Zoo, has recorded 30.49 million visitors during the year 2013-14 fiscal and remained one of the most prominent tourist attraction in the 'city of palaces'.

According to B P Ravi, Chief Conservator of Forests and Executive Director of the zoo, tourists visited it throughout the year. The zoo authorities had expected more number of footfalls, but due to certain reasons, the growth remained almost flat, an increase of a modest 13,000 visitors compared to the previous fiscal. This included participants who visited zoo under different zoo education programmes.

The total revenue earned through gates by one of the oldest zoos in the country was at Rs 16.47 crore during the just ended fiscal compared to Rs 15.39 crore the previous period.

On December 28 last year, during the Christmas holiday season, remained the highest with 32,824 visitors coming in and a revenue realisation of Rs 11.53 lakh, he added.

(Posted on 05-04-2014)