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Blackbuck National Park

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Blackbuck National Park

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Blackbuck National Park is located near Near Vallabhipur, in Bhavnagar of India.


Blackbuck National Park at Velavadar is situated in the Bhavnagar District of Gujarat state, India.


The Blackbuck National Park is located around 72 km from the district headquarter city of Bhavnagar in Bhal region. In 1976, Government on India has declared aprox. 34 Sq.Km. of grassland as National Park Blackbuck. The movements of blackbucks and nilgais (Blue bull) increase beauty of this park. The blackbuck is most famous for its jumping over the levels of grass. Since it is grassland, beauty of this park can be seen from long distant.


The park is surrounded Gulf of Khambhat on the south and by wastelands and agriculture fields on the other sides. It was grassland of the Maharaja of the princely state of Bhavnagar. The National park has been classified as 4B Gujarat-Rajwada biotic province of semi-arid bio-geographical zone.

Jumping Blackbuck
Group of Blackbuck


Climate of Velavadar as same as climate of Bhavnagar.

Get in

Bhavnagar is connected by daily flights, daily train and daily rivate buses (sleeper/setting, AC/Non-AC ) to Mumbai. The airlines are Indian, Air Deccan and Jet Airways. Most people in Gujarat travel by private buses (these are excellent modes of transport as the roads are among the best in India.

Hiring a taxi from Bhavnagar is the most convenient way to visit National Park.


Entry in the park is Free,



The park can be toured by safari and also on foot. Experience of the wildlife like howls of jackal add to the feeling of true wilderness as the darkness falls.



  • Very nice Gust house of Forest department Phone : (O) 0278 2426425.
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  • Hotel Apollo, Bhavnagar
  • Hotel White Rose, Bhavnagar
  • Bluehill Hotel, Bhavnagar



Four camp rooms, dormitory facilities, an Orientation Center and a Campsite for nature education activities are available at the park. For more detail contact to Officer-in-Charge (Assistant Conservator of Forests) Phone: (O) 0278 2426425.

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