Van Vihar National Park, Bhopal

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Visit Van Vihar National Park to see a wide variety of animals living in natural, safe habitats. Since its opening in 1983, the site has blurred the line between zoo and national park, offering free-range habitats for a range of native species. Rent a bike and cycle around the park, or go by foot to enjoy the nature at a slower pace. Take a boat ride across the lake, from which you can enjoy great views of the park. The park also offers spaces for jogging and other physical activities. For Van Vihar National Park and beyond, use our Bhopal trip builder site to get the most from your Bhopal vacation.
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  • This zoo is more of a National park, it is a huge park with so many species in it. Major attraction was the dancing bear and the white tiger.  more »
  • Nice place to visit with friends and family, lots of animals in open area. whole pathway is surrounded by lake and park reserve field good place to go for cycling  more »
  • Very nice place and very beautiful place if anybody will go to Bhopal he should watch this Van Vihar National Park.  more »
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  • Van Vihar National Park is a national park in central India. It is located in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Declared a national park in 1979, it covers an area of about 4.45 km2. Although it has the status of a national park, Van Vihar is developed and managed as a modern zoological park, following the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority. The animals are kept in their near natural habitat. Most of the animals are either orphaned brought from various parts of the state or those, which are exchanged from other zoos. No animal is deliberately captured from the forest. Van Vihar is unique because it allows easy access to the visitors through a road passing through the park, security of animals assured from poachers by building trenches and walls, chain-link fence and by providing natural habitat to the animals.
  • One of the best place in Bhopal. The cleanliness is always maintained here. It's very peaceful for a quite walk, jog or just simply meditation. Most of the animals specially Tiger can be tracked down in the morning and around 4-5 pm during their feeding time. Some of the animals like deer peacocks and monkeys can be seen on road , which makes it feel like a real forest. A must visit place. (Kindly contact for picture credits)
  • Van Vihar National Park is a national park in central India. It is located in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Declared a national park in 1979, it covers an area of about 4.45 km2. Although it has the status of a national park, Van Vihar is developed and managed as a modern zoological park, following the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority. The animals are kept in their near natural habitat. Most of the animals are either orphaned brought from various parts of the state or those, which are exchanged from other zoos. No animal is deliberately captured from the forest.Van Vihar is unique because it allows easy access to the visitors through a road passing through the park, security of animals assured from poachers by building trenches and walls, chain-link fence and by providing natural habitat to the animals.
  • Adjacent to Upper Lake, Van Vihar National Park is an important sight-seeing spot of Bhopal. Developed and maintained by the zoological department, the park is spread roughly across 4.43 sq km of area. It came into existence in the year 1983. This national park is a strictly protected and vigilantly monitored zone. The national park has dense vegetation which is a suitable habitat for many species of animals and birds.
  • Animals in natural habitat. Bicycles are available on rent. Limited options for food. Paid Rs 250 entry fee for 5 people and car. Usually it takes time to find animals. Frequent patrolling by rangers. Only one food joint inside that serves items on higher rates. Better keep own eatables.
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