On Monday, the gates of Van Vihar Park and sanctuaries were reopened after getting closed for three months due to COVID-19. The Van Vihar officials have provided new safety guidelines and protocols. Finally, the long waits of families, cyclists, joggers, and even college students who were eagerly waiting to have recreational activities in the park come to an end. The opening time of the park is 6:30 am – 12 noon & 3 pm – 6:30 pm. Let’s know what are the safety guidelines, you need to keep in mind before going to the park.
The officials said, it is compulsory to wear mask, and have a sanitizer before you enter into the park. At the entrance gate, you will have to go through thermal screening. If your temperature is found normal, you can enter the park. Inside the park, you have to follow social distancing and Government guidelines for safety.
In addition to this, VVNP’s assistant director, AK Jain says “we have formed a tyre bath in front of the gates so that 4-wheeler or 2-wheeler can go through it before entering."
The cycle-on-rent system goes suspended as the ticketing system is online now. The visitors are told not to touch railing inside the park.
Van Vihar Facts
It’s a unique combination of Rescue Centre for animals, a Zoo, National Park, and Conservation Breeding Centre.
Van Vihar National Park is the habitat of various carnivores, and herbivores like leopard, sloth bear, hyena, white tiger, tiger, sambhar, common langur, porcupine, rhesus monkey, chousingha, blue bull, chital, etc. It is best known to preserve endangered species.
Some of the plants that can be seen at park are Babul, Lendia, Amla, Besharam, Tendu, Lendia, Amaltas, Bel, Sal, Saja, Aak, Doodhi, etc.
Van Vihar is managed by Forest Department of MP. It covers 4.45 Km2 declared National park in 1979. The best time to vist the park is between July- September.
Van Vihar National Park is a true paradise for nature enthusiasts and lover.