Fast Facts :
Placement : Dholpur, nr bharatpur, (Rajasthan)
Nearest Access : Dholpur
Area covered : 59.86 sqkm
Founded in : 1955
Entry Fees : Indian (5Rs), Other than Indian (10Rs)
Entry Time : 6.00 AM-6.00 PM
Best time to visit : September-mid winter
Accommodation : Royal Hunting Lodge, Hotel Pearl Palace, Park Prime Hotel etc
VanVihar as the name suggests it is the hub of animals. Vanvihar National Park draws many tourists annually as this is one of the park were animals are kept in there natural habitat and are not disturbed .This place is like an asylum for the animals and birds. The sanctuary has given shelter to many animals.Ramsagar and Vanvihar are some of the ancient wildlife sanctuaries, which sprawl within an area of (59.86sqkms) and was reported as a reserve by the Government of Rajasthan in the year 1955. Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary is approximately 18kms away from Ramsagar and Dholpur. Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the Vindhyan Plateau and boosts the growth of some of the major trees like Khair and Dhok Trees. The wild life sanctuary of Van Vihar had Tigers until the year 1960.It is believed that The Raja of Dholpur, Maharaja Udaibhan Singh was an animal lover and he used to personally feed animals like antelopes, foxes, deers, jackals, and birds. This sanctuary was constructed by the rulers of this place and now been maintained by Forest Department. Ramsagar sanctuary is also a part of this sanctuary. The Ramsagar Lake is a beautiful Lakes and chains prosperous aquatic life counting fresh water crocodiles, snakes and number of fishes.
The one interested in wildlife will have a gala time at Van Vihar National Park where you can closely trace the movements of Herbivorous and carnivorous animals like Sloth Bear, Leopards, Blue Bulls, White Tigers, Chitals, Wild Boars, Antelopes Hyenas, Sambars White breasted water hen, Jacanas, Neelgai,Chousingha, Crocodiles, Tigers, Alligators, White Bears and many more.
There are about 200 species of birds but you can commonly hear the sweet and mesmerizing voice of birds like White Breasted Water Hen, Jcanas, Ringed Plover, Purple Herons, Grey Herons, Munias, Wagtails, Peacocks, Cormorants, Stilt, Darter etc. So do not forget to take your cameras and binoculars, as you never know where you will spot an interesting animal.
The luscious green setting of this sanctuary gives you a feeling of eternal peace and solace.
Some of the popular trees, which you will find here, include Dhok, Khair, and Teak.
Other Attraction :
Talab Shahi :
This place is approximately 40kms away from Dholapur and is a historic and picturesque lake. The palace as well as the lake was constructed in the year 1617 as a gunfire lodge for King Shah Jahan.