Velavadar Blackbuck National Park Bhavnagar Timings, Entry Fee, Ticket Price

Blackbuck National Park is a national park in India located at Velavadar in the Bhavnagar District of Gujarat.

The park was founded in 1976 and is located in the Bhal region of Saurashtra, approximately 45¬†kilometers from Bhavnagar, the district’s official capital. It covers 34.08 km2 and was mostly used as a “vidi” (grassland) by the maharaja of the princely state of Bhavnagar to hunt blackbucks with his famous hunting cheetahs. It hugs the beaches of the Gulf of Khambhat to the south. It’s surrounded by wastelands and meadows on its northern border. The national park falls under the semi-arid biogeographical zone’s 4B Gujarat-Rajwada biotic province.

About Blackbuck National Park

A national park is a place wholly dedicated to the protection of wildlife and biodiversity, and activities such as development, logging, poaching, hunting, and grazing on planted areas are strictly prohibited. Their perimeter is clearly defined and defined.

Thousands of Harriers arrive from Central Europe to winter in the Park, making it one of the top roosting spots in the world. Lesser floricans demonstrated a unique courtship display.

The park lies between two rivers namely Parvalia and Alang, which drain into the Gulf of Cambay. During the monsoon, the area is often flooded. The blackbuck herds are mostly to be found in the northern part of the sanctuary, while the southern part has patches of thorn forest providing excellent opportunities for bird watching.

The Alang River forms the southern border of the Park and is the favorite retreat for wolves. The fertile soils are believed to have arisen from the sea. The mudflats are the high tide zones of the Gulf of Khambhat and the lower part is prone to flooding.

Blackbuck National Park History

The sanctuary was established in July 1976 as an initial protected area of 18 square kilometers. In 1980, the acreage was enlarged by 16 sq km, increasing it to 34 sq km. Despite being one of the country’s lesser national parks, it is home to a diverse range of animals.

Flora and Fauna At Blackbuck National Park

The park is home to around 140 species of birds, 14 species of animals, 95 types of flowering plants, and numerous reptiles.

The Blackbuck is regarded as revered in Hindu mythology. It is known locally as Kaliyar in Gujarati. Their Sanskrit names are Krishna Sara, Krishna Mruga, and Saranga.

Pelicans, flamingoes, ducks, waders, coots, white storks, painted storks, sarus cranes, and other birds flock to a tiny wetland in the Park’s south. Demoiselle and common cranes, as well as a variety of raptors such as spotted and steppe eagles, flourish in the Park.

This is a unique National Park with exclusive grassland habitat, shrublands, saline plains, and mudflats. More than 1,000 blackbucks exist on the open grasslands of Velavadar.

Blackbuck National Park Timings

Timings:- 06:30 am to 06:30 pm.

The park is open most of the year but is officially closed from June 15 to October 15 during the monsoon season.

Velavadar Blackbuck National Park Online Ticket Booking

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Best Time to Visit Blackbuck National Park

The months of December to March are the best times to visit the Blackbuck National Park.

Velavadar Blackbuck National Park Entry Fee

TariffIndian Rupee
LMV-Car (up to 6 people)INR 400
Matador, Station Wagon (up to 6 people)INR 1000
Heavy vehicle- bus (up to 60 people)INR 3500
Per person (with prior approval)INR 40
Note: Every Saturday and Sunday, the entry fee increases by 25%.

Blackbuck National Park Ticket Price

Guiding Fee

First 3 hours per vehicle/groupINR 400INR 100
For each additional hour per vehicle/groupINR 50INR 40

Photography Fee

TariffIndian Rupee
Photography (per trip/camera)
Still photographyINR 200
Documentary (with prior approval)INR 10,000
Feature movie (with prior approval)INR 50,000
Deposit
Documentary (with prior approval)INR 30,000
Feature movie (with prior approval)INR 1,00,000

Other Attractions at Blackbuck National Park

Velavadar Blackbuck National Park Contact Number

Tel: 0278 288 0342.

Velavadar Blackbuck National Park Open or Close

Blackbuck National Park opens On 15th October.

How to Reach Velavadar Blackbuck National Park

By Road
Velavadar Blackbuck National Park has located 45km from Bhavnagar.

By Train
Velavadar Blackbuck National Park is located 45km from Bhavnagar which is the nearest railway station.

By Air
Velavadar Blackbuck National Park is located 50km from Bhavnagar airport.

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