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. Plan to visit Van Vihar National Park during your Bhopal vacation using our convenient Bhopal travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I visited Van Vihar with my family. Really enjoyed. I saw White tiger, for which Van Vihar is famous for. Good place.  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Park that houses animals in enclosures similar to natural environment. Difficult to spot the big cats such as the tiger due to the trees and the shrubs. Road runs from end to end of the park with the ...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    I always like walking through the vihar, the flora fauna are beautiful. It attracts lots of migratory birds, and has some decently caged animals, which you can mostly view but can be hard to spot some...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    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.
  • July 15, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    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.
  • May 17, 2017
    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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