Location: Van Vihar is situated on National Highway 21, alongside the banks of Beas River in Manali, Himachal Pradesh.
Description: Van Vihar is a famous national park of Manali and tourists love to visit this place throughout the year. This park is a natural habitat for animals, among which most of them are either orphaned or brought from other zoos to this park, depending upon their climatic needs and behavior. National parks like this are the best way to preserve species of animals which are on the verge of extinction, where they remain protected from hunters and on the other hand, visitors can also enjoy the natural beauty of Himalayas with lovely species of animals. The national park located in Manali is surrounded by greenery of tall deodar trees and meadows. There are various benches and chairs made from cement placed in this park where visitors can sit and enjoy the view of animals in their natural habitat. There are many birds and animals present in this Van Vihar, such as Monal Pheasant, white swans, rabbits and crocodiles who adds on charm to the beauty of nature.
Activities: Being a must visit place for nature lovers, Van Vihar also offers lot of swings for children and a small pool with boating facilities so that people of all age groups can enjoy their visit to this beautiful national park.