Van Vihar National Park and Zoo is one of the most revered National Park and Zoo of Central India and is a shining beacon in the field of conservation. It is an amazing world of winged creatures, free ranging ungulates and captive carnivores in the midst of greenery.
The park which is more popularly known as just “Van Vihar” is considered as a “must see” destination for tourists visiting Bhopal. The characteristic combination of rich wetland areas, meadows, pools of water at different places, rugged slopes, mixed bamboo vegetation along with grass covered plateau and areas of mixed plantations support the rich floral and faunal diversity in the area.
This green oasis amidst the city of lakes also plays a very vital role as a carbon sink contributing to environmental health of Bhopal. It is situated right next to the famous Upper Lake of Bhopal also known as the “Bada Talab” which is a Ramsar Site and one of the two lakes of Bhoj Wetland.
One of it’s kind establishment being a combination of National Park, a Zoo, Rescue Centre for wild animals and Conservation Breeding Centre for selected vital species
An Adoption scheme with the objective of creating awareness and affection towards wildlife and further the cause of of wildlife conservation. Any individual or organization can adopt one or more animals as per the scheme. More details can be found on Animal Adoption page.