Van Vihar National Park is located at the heart of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The total area of Van Vihar National Park is 4.45 sq. km. It was established in the year of 1981. The Park area was a hunting place of the old Gwalior. In the Central region of the Park “George Castle’ is situated. The Castle was constructed at the highest point of the Park for the King George the Fifth for hunting purpose. Here the principal Faunas are Tiger, White Tiger, Leopard, Sambhar, Cheetal, Blue bull, Four horned Antelope, Chinkra, Black Buck, Wild boar, Alligator, Porcupine, Wolf Bear, Monkey etc. and the principal Floras are Dhawada, Babul, Tamarind, Bel, High beguine, Bamboo etc. The main attractions in this park are albino sloth bear and the white tiger. Means of travelling inside the area are self-owned two-wheeler or four wheeler vehicles. Nearby some travel spots are Bharay Bhawan, Boat Club, Anthropological Museum, Kerwa Dam, Birla Mandir, Taj-Ul-Masajid, and The Big Lake of Bhopal. Some nearby religious spots are Birla Mandir, Cave Mandir and Shiv Mandir of Bhojpur. Fairs are organised in the Cave Temple and Bhojpur Temple on Makar Sankranti and Shivratri. On Janam Ashtami fair is organised in Birla Mandir. Throughout the year is the best season.
Best time to visit : July to September
Air: The nearest airport is Bairagarh Airport, Bhopal which is 6 KM away from Van Vihar National Park .
Rail: Nearest Railway Station is Bhopal Junction which is 5 KM away from Van Vihar National Park.
Road: Nearest Bus stand is Bhopal.
Timings of the Van Vihar Madhya Pradesh :
07:00 A.M. to 11.00 A.M and 3:00P.M. to 5:00P.M. The park closed on Tuesdays.
Entry fee for Van Vihar Bhopal:
For Indians : Rs. 15 , For Foreigners : Rs.200, For Childrens : Free entry fee for school & college children and senior citizens, For Still Camera : Rs.40, For Video Camera : Rs.300, For Vehicle : Rs.400 .
All days of the week except Friday
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Map of Van Vihar National Park :