Velavadar Black Buck National Park

Velavadar Black Buck National Park

Velavadar Black Buck National Park
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africanman_840
Nairobi, Kenya4,512 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I saw plenty of blackbuck. There are exquisitely beautiful antelope. I was also fortunate enough to see Indian Wolves and stripped hyenas. The birding was also superb.
Written 9 February 2024
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Workhorse Expeditions
Dombivli, India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is one of the best National Parks we've visitied. This national park is for those who loves to observe wildlife. One can see herds of Blackbucks and Nilgai. Thanks to our guide Mr. Sikandar, we could see wolf and hyena as well. Apart from this, we managed to spot many species of birds.
This park allows to take own vehicle on safari.
We paid INR. 1000 each time as Park Charges and Guide Charge and were allowed to take own vehicle for the Safari.
We took two safaries. One in the afternoon and other one early in the morning.
Do note, this park has extremely limited accommodation options so plan your visit accordingly.
Do contact Guide Mr. Sikandar on +91 8849737599. He is the best.
Written 6 February 2024
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SuttonHill
Great Malvern, UK402 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Have visited India 5 times and never heard of this tiny park. By chance we saw it mentioned in an itinerary and decided to give it a look - wow, we were not disappointed!
Alongside the myriad Blackbuck there are 3 key predators and we saw them all - Striped hyena, Wolf and Jungle Cat! Stayed for 3 nights at the incomparable The Blackbuck Lodge which gives you the chances and time to see these species.
Viewing is from road only so photographers pack some glass! I was shooting the wolves on 600mm plus a 1.4x converter! The cats were super relaxed and close by.
We were lucky but this place is worth a visit. Stay long enough because the more drives the luckier you get!
Written 4 February 2024
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Shubh Range
Hua Hin, Thailand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Enjoyed a wide variety of wildlife viewing besides large herds of Blackbuck. Park is very well maintained and cleanliness ensured.
Written 13 March 2023
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LailaFreddy
Pune, India244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Velavadar was a great nature lover’s experience. It’s a long drive from Bhavnagar and an early arrival is recommended as the wildlife seeks shade later.
There are two sectors, the grassland and the wetland.
We were very lucky and had three sightings of jungle cat, and. Lots of Nilgai
But it was in the wetland that the maximum number of blackbuck that walked upto you for sightings and photography
Not too many migratory birds have arrived this winter, and we saw a lot of storks in skiers in the sky, but only a few cranes and spoonbills and scattered ibis in the wetland
The blackbuck are the star here of course, with the males strutting their stuff, purposefully chasing away others, while the does did the fawn-care. A truly magnificent experience.
Written 18 February 2023
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Pratima Rao
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Velavadar blackbuck sanctuary is an unexpected treat for nature lovers. Pravin Vegad was our guide and drove us in a gypsy through the sanctuary. He is so knowledgeable that he draws your attention to every bit of flora and fauna in the sanctuary. We could see the blackbuck herd, but he pointed out the hyena lurking in the background. He told us about every bird, big and small, migratory and local. The best surprise was when he took beautiful pictures with our cellphone cameras through his binocular lens. We now have national geographic worthy videos in slow motion of the wonderful wildlife that abounds in the sanctuary. He can be contacted at 6351615107.
Written 31 January 2023
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zzmehul
Mumbai, India294 contributions
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Nov 2021 • Family
This one of the most unique national parks.... Dedicated to the Black buck this grassland has a completely different feel compared to the usual deciduous forests of India with dozens of gypsies chasing the tiger.

Get in early morning and you see large hards of bucks frolicking with giant leaps in the air. Lots of birds also were sighted... Including the Harrier. We were lucky to see two wolves moving in the grassland... The other predator l, the hyena is very shy and seen by lucky ones.

While private vehicles are also allowed with a forest guide, an open gypsy gives a much better experience.

Unlike other parks no prior booking for safari entry is required.... But if you are going in holiday season it's best to book a gypsy in advance as very few vehicles are available.

Must visit for a very different and unique wildlife experience.
Written 30 April 2022
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Vishwaskukday
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Worth visiting place. One can see Black bucks from near. If fortunate one can get sighting of Hyena, Bulls etc. You can take your car inside instead of hiring jeep.
Written 26 March 2022
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NISHITH S
Ahmedabad, India70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
If you are lucky you can see a lot more than the staple Blackbucks. Including some rare birds and foxes.
Written 6 January 2021
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Anita
Ahmedabad, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Gujarat tops the list of Blackbuck sanctuaries in India.Velavadar, a safe haven for the Blackbucks.This park provided a refuge for the Blackbucks at a time when their numbers were fast declining.As of now their population is stable.Blackbucks are native of India and this park is trying its best to save them.When we visited the park, it was almost 1pm .We took entry ticket and went inside.The guide who accompanied us was quiet knowledgeable and shared lots of stories related to the birth of Velavadar sanctuary and related stuff.We also spotted some Nilgais,which were larger than cows.There is also a museum inside the park which provided some information about some flora and fauna.While visiting the park always remember to wear light colored clothes as darker clothes would terrify and disturb the Blackbucks. We didn't spend the night there as we live nearby.Overall nice experience for all nature lovers.
Written 4 January 2021
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