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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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  • Very nice place to explore with family and friends.natural habitat for wild animal we can explore with a lot of fun. 
  • A wonderful place to see animals in their natural surrounding and not in cages. We went in November start when winter season had started. Suggest to visit by 11 am on winters to see maximum animals. D...  more »
  • Bhopal is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Madhya Pradesh. The must-visit attractions around Bhopal include the Van Vihar National Park, Raisen Fort and Birla Museum.The Van Vihar Nat...  more »
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  • As a zoo, it is satisfactory. Taking a bicycle (available for a small fee) and riding along the length of the park is a fascinating experience. There is a small gallery near the end away from the lake view entrance which also has a full size tiger on display, among other things.
  • One of the beautiful place in MP Just 3 kms from TAJ UL MASAJID Visit and enjoy here.. Bicycle ride is best way to explore this place..
  • looking for very beautiful I have a servant I'm going this place nice place and About two decades back, a number of illegal stone quarries were operational in the area and being in the serene and beautiful location on the bank of big lake, many commercial organizations were trying to take hold of this valuable piece of land. Realizing importance of both in-situ and ex-situ conservation of wild fauna, it was decided to provide this area a legal umbrella under the Wildlife (protection) Act, 1972. A committee of experts was constituted to decide the modalities for constitution of this area as a Protected Area. An area of 4.4521 km2 was declared to be a national park in 1983 as per the committee's recommendation. Out of the 4.4521 km2 of land, an area 3.8839 km2 was government revenue land and rest belonged to the villagers of Prempura, Dharampuri and Amkheda. A compensation of Rs. 23.52 lakhs was paid to villagers to acquire 0.5692 km2 of private holdings. After the constitution of National Park, such acquired area was enclosed in succession with stonewall and chain link fence.........India
  • Unique is the appropriate epithet for the spot by the most gracious river lake bank - well maintained! We could see a pensive and walking tiger, a panther couple in lazy company, a few tortoise and a number of caged snake reptiles. We wanted to see more but possibly we were not at the right time. A number of deer gave us beautiful company around the driving track.  The entrance is a little expansive but worth a couple of hours for roaming in natural habitat.
  • van vihar is one of the famous national park. this park is easily reachable and just 150 meters from maĺl road. it is mostly looks like a zoo . 8n which you can see many cold living animals and rare bird. and there entry fee is ruppee 20 only.