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The Blackbuck Lodge

Velavadar National Park, Velavadar 364313 India
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#1 of 2 lodges in Velavadar
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The property is spread in an area of 70 acres, with meandering grasslands and in a natural surrounding. It is adjacent to the Velavadar National Park. It is situated 162 kms from Ahmedabad and 55 kms from Bhavnagar.
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Velavadar National Park, Velavadar 364313 India
The Blackbuck Lodge
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ankeet_sinha wrote a review 10 Apr
Nairobi, Kenya2749 contributions309 helpful votes
Velavedar is an under rates part of Gujarat teeming with blackbucks, striped hyenas and wolves but the black buck lodge is a shining star. Absolute opulence, amazing food and service and gorgeous rooms. Everything was great from start to finish. The food was gorgeous but a couple of suggestions - increase portion size and try to include half board options at price of B&B. I dont want to talk too much about it as its the best kept secret in Gujarat and want to keep it that way
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mark L wrote a review Mar 2024
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This top, world-class lodge somehow exists in the middle of the wilderness. This place drips with over-the-top luxury from top to bottom. The staff are super friendly and cater to any need (or whim) you may have. The best part is the wildlife from the next door Velavadar Preserve wanders all around the property. I walked right past peaceful spotted deer, nilgai, wild boar, and moongooses on my way to dinner. At night their fantastic on-site naturalist - Vishvajeet - helped me find golden jackal, jungle cat, and striped hyena right on the property. Amazing birds also hover around the multiple water holes around the cabins. On my final evening, the staff set up a dinner table just for me, overlooking one of the small ponds. The food was amazing and featured local Gujarat cuisine. I have stayed in wildlife eco lodges in over 100 countries, and this amazing lodge is easily one of my favorites. Its rare to find an indulgence like this that allows - and even encourages - me to keep on being my comfortable, casual self. No pretense. This place is the best!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kem1609 wrote a review Mar 2024
Edinburgh, United Kingdom77 contributions68 helpful votes
Blackbuck lodge is excellent: a little oasis of luxury about 10mins from the entrance to Blackbuck National Park. The accommodation is clean and very comfortable and each bungalow is well equipped with fresh water daily, tea/coffee and a kettle. The bungalows are all arranged around a central area with the reception and restaurant in the main building. There is plenty of shaded seating around the pond where guests can sit and enjoy watching the variety of bird life that visit regularly. The food is excellent and plentiful. Authentic Indian cooking at its very best. It is buffet style and the staff are keen to make sure you have everything you need so there is personal service if you need anything more. Game drives can be organised from the lodge. We can highly recommend our Naturalist Amit who took us into the park. His knowledge of birds in the area is extensive and he is committed to giving guests the best possible experience. A truly memorable stay and one not to be missed if you are coming to Velavadar
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: March is a quiet season, especially mid week.
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nubra wrote a review Mar 2024
Zurich, Switzerland117 contributions115 helpful votes
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We had a brilliant time at the lodge, brilliant staff, very courteous and well trained, food was exceptional, a huge variety and one could taste the passion and effort behind planning and preparing the meals, the ambience is unimaginably beautiful.. and the best part is , that it is so well maintained… wish the whole team lots of success
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rakesh Ranjan, General Manager at The Blackbuck Lodge
Responded 7 Mar 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience and writing such a beautiful review on the Trip advisor. We're thrilled to hear that you had a brilliant time at the lodge. Our team takes great pride in delivering exceptional service, and it's wonderful to know that their efforts were appreciated. We're delighted that you enjoyed the variety and quality of our food, as well as the beautiful ambience of our lodge. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to the whole team, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Thank you and Best regards Rakesh Ranjan
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africanman_840 wrote a review Feb 2024
Nairobi, Kenya4600 contributions280 helpful votes
The rooms were super pleasant. The service was just excellent. The lodge is located only a few minutes from Velavadar National Park. The food was just extraordinary. It couldn't have been better. One could come here just for the food. There is also a small gift shop with so many great things to buy.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Rakesh Ranjan, General Manager at The Blackbuck Lodge
Responded 11 Mar 2024
Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us! We're overjoyed to hear that you had such a superb experience during your stay at our lodge. We're delighted that you found our rooms pleasant and our service excellent. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed our proximity to Velavadar National Park and that you found the food to be extraordinary. We're also glad to hear that you enjoyed browsing the offerings in our gift shop. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our lodge in the future for another outstanding experience. Warm regards, Rakesh Ranjan
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SuttonHill wrote a review Feb 2024
Great Malvern, United Kingdom402 contributions200 helpful votes
This beautiful lodge is worthy of more stars than Trip Advisor will let me give it! Having been lucky enough to stay in some wonderful safari lodge accommodation across Africa, I can safely say that this lodge would sit very comfortably alongside the best. The rooms / bungalows are immaculate and generous in size with all you could want for your stay. Huge bed, bathroom, desk, outdoor shower and veranda to chill out on. The food is excellent, and the chef talented. I fear our limited appetites were a huge disappointment to him! The food is tasty, the salads sourced from the garden and there is plenty of it. The serving staff are a delight. Great chai btw! The setting in its own grounds is peaceful with wildlife all around, and the gate of the park is just 5 minutes away - a real bonus. The guides / drivers are very knowledgeable, in fact every single member of staff was a delight. The nearby Park I will review separately, but we were surprised by the quality of the sightings! Both Lodge and Park delivered well above our expectations. Thanks to you all!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rakesh Ranjan, General Manager at The Blackbuck Lodge
Responded 11 Mar 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your such a encouraging review! We're thrilled to hear that your experience at our lodge exceeded your expectations and that you found our accommodations, food, and service to be exceptional. We take great pride in providing a memorable stay for our guests, and we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future for another unforgettable safari experience! Regards, Rakesh Ranjan
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Krishna P wrote a review Jan 2024
Petlad, India5 contributions1 helpful vote
It’s a good place to relax in the middle of the nature with the stunning black bucks n chirping birds. The food is awesome and the staff is very cooperative and takes very good care Specially they all welcome us with smiles on their face Overall a great experience but they need to add some activities for kids so that they can learn and enjoy
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: I won’t recommend the sundowner as it’s not exactly what the sundowner is called and it’s not the...
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Response from Rakesh Ranjan, General Manager at The Blackbuck Lodge
Responded 26 Jan 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback! Delighted to hear you enjoyed the peaceful ambiance, delicious food, and the attentive staff. Your suggestion about adding activities for kids is noted and will be considered for an even more enriching experience. Thanks and Regards, Rakesh Ranjan
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Anonymous wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had a wonderful stay at The Blackbuck Lodge. Having visited almost all major National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries across the country, this lodge was by far one of the best. While Velvadar anyway has great wildlife, the naturalist Siddhanth, was very passionate about his role and highly skilled. His vast experience and knowledge helped us spot some of the rare species of the park, including wolves and hyenas. The jeep also was luxurious. Moreover, the lodge staff took care of the smallest of details to make the safaris highly comfortable, such as providing binoculars, crucial accessories for wildlife photography water, and blankets for the cold. The Lodge itself is a great property. Spread over 100 acres, the owner has had the vision to acquire farmland and restore it into grasslands. This also provided a great wildlife viewing experience within the lodge itself. The rooms were meticulously planned out. The staff at the lodge were very courteous and highly professional. The food was great and the chef also was highly proactive, interacting with guests every meal to discuss the menu for subsequent meals. Lastly, the manager Rakesh managed the lodge in a very organized and professional manner.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Rakesh Ranjan, General Manager at The Blackbuck Lodge
Responded 6 Jan 2024
Dear Mr. Banerjee, Thank you for your glowing feedback! We're delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay at The Blackbuck Lodge. It sounds like the combination of a passionate naturalist, luxurious jeep, thoughtful details, and a well-planned property made your experience truly exceptional. We appreciate your kind words about the staff, food, and ours professionalism. We hope to welcome you back for another memorable visit! Thanks and Regards, Rakesh
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barry p wrote a review Nov 2023
Corfu Town, Greece7 contributions1 helpful vote
The lodge is the equal to any luxury safari venue we have stayed in over the past twenty years. The rooms are large and exceptionally well appointed. The manager and his staff could not have been more helpful and made us feel like valued guests. The game drives are well managed with knowledgeable guides. The food was of top quality, a credit to the chef went out of his way to ensure we enjoyed every meal. The Lodge takes its environmental responsibilties very seriously.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Jan 2024
Dear Guest, We're thrilled to hear that The Blackbuck Lodge lived up to your expectations, providing an experience on par with other luxury safari venues. It's wonderful that you found the rooms well-appointed, the staff exceptionally helpful, and the game drives well-managed with knowledgeable guides. We're also glad you enjoyed the top-quality food and appreciated the chef's efforts. Thank you for recognizing our commitment to environmental responsibility. We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional stay! Thanks and Regards, Rakesh
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Bharti wrote a review Oct 2023
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The lodge itself had a beautiful theme and character to it. Attention to detail was not spared. The staff were courteous and friendly. Our safari guide was very knowledgeable. Our morning walk really had nothing to see but he made it worthwhile. The food was excellent and the chef went out of his way to spend time with us. We didn’t see any other guests there which made it a bit boring! Everything had a charge and there were no activities or amenities like 5 star hotels or Fern resort Gir. I feel it is over priced and would get the same service and more in 5 Star hotels.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Rakesh Ranjan, General Manager at The Blackbuck Lodge
Responded 6 Jan 2024
Dear Guest, We appreciate your positive comments about the beautiful theme, attention to detail, and courteous staff at The Blackbuck Lodge. It's great to hear that your safari guide was knowledgeable and made the morning walk enjoyable. We apologize for any boredom caused by the absence of other guests. Your feedback about charges and amenities is valuable; we'll review this aspect to ensure a more balanced experience. We aim to provide exceptional value, and we hope you consider returning for an improved stay. Thanks and Regards, Rakesh
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₹55,101 - ₹59,108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaGujaratBhavnagar DistrictVelavadar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Blackbuck Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Blackbuck Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Velavadar Black Buck National Park (0.6 km) and Blackbuck National Park (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Blackbuck Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at The Blackbuck Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Blackbuck Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Blackbuck Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does The Blackbuck Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.