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Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar | Discover the Beauty of Grasslands
  • Blackbuck National Park is a national park in India located at Velavadar in the Bhavnagar District of Gujarat state, India. Established in 1976 in the Bhal region of Saurashtra, the park is located around 42 km from the district headquarters city of Bhavnagar. Hugging the coasts of the Gulf of Khambhat on the south, it is spread over an area of 34 sq km, which was primarily a "vidi" (grassland) of the maharaja of the princely state of Bhavnagar for hunting the blackbucks with his famous hunting cheetahs. On the northern side, it is surrounded by wastelands and agriculture fields.

    Flat land, dry grasses and herds of antelope have always attracted visitors to this park which has a grassland ecosystem. Successful conservation programs for the blackbuck, wolf and lesser florican (a bustard) are ongoing. Considered to be an endemic Indian species, the lesser florican, which once lived throughout the country, has become endangered in recent decades. Today, the largest population is in this park. Local wolf numbers are increasing, as are striped hyena, with sightings quite frequent during daylight in winter.

    Mammals: There several species of mammals recorded from the National Park, apart from large groups of Blackbuck; Indian Wolf, Striped Hyena, Indian Fox, Golden Jackal and Jungle cat are the main carnivores of the Park. Other mammalian species include Bluebull, Wild/feral pig, Indian Hare and several species of rodents.

    Birds: Among birds, Lesser Florican (A monsoon breeding migrant) is the main attraction of the National Park. Apart from Lesser Florican, Velavadar Grasslands are one of the largest roosting grounds of and three species of migratory Harriers Viz. Marsh Harrier, Pallid Harrier and Montagu's Harrier. Congregation of Harriers during late evening hours is the main attraction of the Park during winters. Apart from these, several species of grassland birds viz. Sandgrouse, Lark and passerines are also abundant in the Park. According to Roger Geoffrey Clarke, the British harrier-expert, the harrier roost found at the park is one of the largest in the world.

    Forest Type

    Semi-arid bio-geographical zone

    Yearly and weekly off

    Holi, Diwali


    34 square kilometre

How to Reach?

  • Velavadar Blackbuck National Park is located 47km from Bhavnagar airport.

  • Velavadar Blackbuck National Park is located 47km from Bhavnagar which is nearest railway station.

  • Velavadar Blackbuck National Park is located 47km from Bhavnagar.

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