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Opening timings for van vihar national park

All days of the week except Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002, India
entry fee
per person for Indians
per person for Foreigners
for Still Camera
for Video Camera
per vehicle
All days of the week except Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

about van vihar national park

Maintained and administered by Forest Department of Madhya Pradesh, Van Vihar National Park, Madhya Pradesh  is spread across an area of 445 hectares. More of a zoo than a sanctuary, this place houses a variety of animals, orphaned or brought from other parts of the state or exchanges from other zoos. Even though Van Vihar was declared to be a national park in 1983, it has been developed and managed as a modern zoological park, featuring a natural habitat that houses both carnivores and herbivores.

This one of a kind national park allows herbivores to roam freely while the carnivores are kept inside enclosed areas, bounded by trenches and walls so as to prevent poaching. The dietary needs of the animals are taken care of, for example the captives like panther, tiger, lion and more are fed on mutton while the free ranging animals like chital, black buck, sambar and blue bull are feed grass and other plant species growing within Van Vihar National Park.

Apart from these, Van Vihar National Park is also home to several animals belonging to endangered species. The varied flora and wilderness of the park also makes an ideal place for avian fauna, consisting of over 200 species of birds migrating to the park during the winter season, along with a variety of butterflies and insects.

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Van Vihar National Park traveller reviews

15 Van Vihar National Park reviews
Hanu Channi-Tiwary
Hanu Channi-Tiwary
Interesting for kids
Nov 11 2014
Van Vihar is a drive-through zoo of sorts. You drive in your car and see animals in enclosures on the side of the pathway. The path has a hill on one side and the lake on the other. Though the variety of animals is fairly limited, there are a couple ...... read more
Rajat Lodi
Rajat Lodi
Good National Park
Jul 02 2014
Easy to reach here . Nice vegetation all around. Variety of animals you can find here . The place is very safe and you can have a easy watch on animals like Lion and all . There is also a snake reserve where especially snakes a kept . Also its has a ...... read more