Van Vihar National Park


Van Vihar National Park


 Madhya Pradesh

Best time

July and September.


4.45 km2.

Major Animals/Birds

 Lions,Tigers, Hyena, Chital, sambar, blackbuck, nilgai, four-horned antelope, wild boar, porcupine, hare, Rhesus macaque, common langur are ranging freely

Van Vihar National Park is located in  Madhya Pradesh. Area of Van Vihar National Park is 4.45 km2., best time to visit Van Vihar National Park is between July and September.

Van Vihar, located in Bhopal, is a National Park and a Zoological Space that runs under the Central Zoo Authority’s standards. It is close to the Upper Lake in Bhopal, near the Shymala Hills. The animals are preserved as near to their original environments as possible, making it a refuge for nature lovers.

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Van Vihar national park Timings

Except for Friday, Van Vihar is available to tourists every day of the week. As a national park and zoo, it also has different opening and closing times depending on the season and the moment of dawn and sunset.

Duration Opening Time Closing Time
16th February to 15th April 6:30 AM 6:30 PM
16th April to 31st July 6:00 AM 7:00 PM
1st August to 31st October 6:30 AM 6:30 PM
1st November to 15th February 6:30 AM 6:00 PM

Safari Gate/Zones

Van Vihar National Park has two entrances: Chickoo Dwar at the end of Lake View Road and Ramu Dwar towards the end of Bhadbhada Bridge / Prempura Ghat. After paying the proper fees, visitors may bring their own or rented automobiles within. However, walking through the park is one of the finest possibilities, however it takes a long time because the road is 5 kilometres long. In addition, from the admission desk, one may hire bicycles or electric Golf Carts to explore the park.

Major Attractions in & Around the Park
Van Vihar National Park is in Bhopal, close to the Upper Lake and the Shyamala Hills. Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Gohar Mahal,

  • Birla Museum
  • Kolar Dam
  • Moti Masjid
  • Kerwa Dam
  • Taj Mahal Palace
  • Bharat Bhavan, and other attractions surround the park.

Major Fauna Found in Van Vihar National Park


Mammals found in Van Vihar National Park

Tigers, White Tiger, Lion, Leopard, White bears, Sloth Bear, Hyena, Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Panthers, Jackals, Jungle cats, Blackbuck, Common Langur, Rhesus macaque, Wild-boar, Porcupine, Hare, Blue Bull, Monkey, Mongoose, Wild dogs etc.


Crocodiles, Alligators, Pythons, Cobras, Monitor lizard, Tortoise, Turtles etc.

Birds found in Van Vihar National Park

Peacocks, Munias, barlets, Wagtails, Bulbuls, Orioles, Kala Teetar, Blue Kingfisher, Phakta, Tree Pie, Drongo, Pintail, Spot bill, Brahminy duck, Gadwall, Red crested pochard, Barheaded goose, Cotton teal, Spoonbill, Painted stork, Purple heron, Common pariah kite, Great horned owl, Shikra, Marsh harrier, Tawny eagle, kestrel etc.