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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  • Slightly over-hyped. You won't see Tigers/Lions with that much ease..we were lucky to see a leopard and a bear during our walk. Its a great place to go for a walk/cycle. There is 1 road from the Upper...  more »
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Van Vihar.Its advisable to have a vehicle as it would be extremely difficult to cover the zoo on foot. Currently the entry fee is Rs 250/- per vehicle. To start with y...  more »
  • If you are in bhopal and seeking some place to enjoy or time pass you must go to van vihar the environment you get is awesome and you can pass your time while surfing so must go and see the greenery w...  more »
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  • Good place to those who love wildlife and wants to see those wildlife they have never seen before the lake along the road leads to the blowing wind which makes the mind calm and the animal's in fence makes your experience great and the most important one is that it also leads to the conservation of wildlife species and gives us the chance to see those endangered wildlife. But improvement is needed they must check some security features and stop the people that tease the animals and check the roadside vendors material that they sell are that material favourable to health whether it is water or snacks. Thanks to all those people who work hard there and i have a great experience and some pictures.
  • The place is awesome for someone who loves nature.The lake by the road calm as always, mild air blowing across, one can get a bicycle at the entrance as the park is big. Had a great experience. Well maintained national park. Extremely co-operative and polite staff. Must visit place.
  • Ohh the place is beautiful! What more can you ask for than a wilderness right in the middle of a state capital? With lush green wild on one side and bhojtal on the other the place is a heaven during monsoons. You can also see various wild animals like bear, tiger, alligators, etc. Without feeling guilty about them being caged in a zoo.
  • It is the best place for those people who want to spend some quality time with their family. Again Carry some food item and water bottel with you. And i suggest that you should hire a bicycle for exploring animals, best way to enjoy.
  • The place is awesome for someone who loves nature, I visit the place because it is very quit here and you get to watch mother nature closely. The wild animals, watching them closely. The lake by the road calm as always, mild air blowing across, one can get a bicycle at the entrance as the park is big.

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