On the second day of my stay in Bhopal, I and friends decided to indulge ourselves in the arms of the mother earth. I was zestful and looking forward to visiting the Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal which is acknowledged to be one of the most promising places to be visited by tourists in the city. Madhya Pradesh is a state well known for its rich culture of flora and fauna, and Bhopal being the capital of the largest state of India complements it. The Van Vihar National Park is located in the heart of the Bhopal city and therefore connected from every side in the roadways. We traveled to the nearest bus stand in Van Vihar and then took a taxi which drove us to the National park.
The entire site is spread over an area of 445 hectares of land. The huge park consists of lush green vegetation of beautiful flora. The place is an abode for varieties of animals and resembles to the atmosphere of a zoo. The national park conserves several endangered species of birds and animals. All of them are protected in their natural habitat. Being and ardent lover of wildlife, I always wanted to visit such kinds of places. My travel diary is flooded experiences of wildlife and what I feel about it, and therefore I was quite enthusiastic in discovering the lifestyle of animals conserved in Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal. Several endangered species as well as chital, sambar, wild boar, giraffes, black buck; sloth bear, lion, red horned bull, leopard, cheetah etc are kept in a friendly environment here.
We went around seeing the entire park. I was captivated to view so many animals together roaming freely in their natural environment. There are two varieties of animals that are found in the park, namely, carnivores and herbivores. The herbivores are plant and grass eating animals and therefore they are harmless and roam freely. However for the carnivores’ species, there are separate protective cells. Safari rides are also provided within the national park. All five of us went around the wildlife safari in a jeep in the park and I captured some very good stills of these lovely creatures through my lenses.
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A big hello to everyone here... I am 'the' Geeta Sharma, a young, vibrant, and fun-loving girl from Agra. As a kid, tall buildings always inspired me and now as I type, I myself have attained a master’s degree in Architecture and am working on several projects in and around my city. Whenever I feel taxed of my job, I find a way out in the nature, my second habitat for obvious reasons! Meditation, camping, and photography are activities for which Mother Nature inspires me! On my way back, I also make it a point to get my mind and body relaxed at nearby spa centres. That is about me and you will find much more in detail with regular blogs and updates from me. So stay tuned and sit tight for new experiences every day!