VAN VIHAR NATIONAL PARK @ BHOPAL


Van Vihar National Park is a national park in India located a heart of Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Declared a national park in 1983, 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 park is situated on the fringe of Upper Lake, which is a Ramsar Site and the lifeline of the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. The lake adds immense beauty to the landscape of Van Vihar. It is situated at the foot of the Shyamla Hill, which is one of the several hills constituting the geography of Bhopal. The park is situated on the fringe of Upper Lake, which are a Ramsar Site and the lifeline of the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. The lake adds immense beauty to the landscape of Van Vihar. It is situated at the foot of the Shyamla Hill, which is one of the several hills constituting the geography of Bhopal.





Area-                      4.45 km²

Established-              1983

Website-                 http://www.vanvihar.org
                            http://www.indiantigers.com

Timings-                 Open 7 am To 7 pm (April to September),
                             8 am To 6 pm (October to March)
                             (Except Friday, Holi, Diwali and 

                             Rangpanchami)

Entry Fee-                Indian: Rs 15/-,
                             Foreigner: Rs 150/-,
                             Indian Group: Rs 100/- (20 Individuals),
                             Foreign Group: Rs 150/- (20 Individuals),
                             Vehicle: Rs 200/-,
                             Still Camera: Rs 40/-,
                             Video Camera: Rs 300/-

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