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Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Blackbuck National Park at Velavadar is situated 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 34.08 km2, 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. The national park has been classified as 4B Gujarat-Rajwada biotic province of semi-arid bio-geographical zone.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 2012-2013.
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  • One of the prettiest little parks you can visit. Home to Black bucks, nilgais, Indian wolf, Indian Hyena, Jungle cat and also the world's largest roosting sight for Harriers (yes, that's right), this ...  read more »
  • It Was Awesome Experience at Park... Early Morning Watching Sunrise is Speechless... you have to feel that... must visit once to see the nature and black bucks..... 
  • As someone has mentioned here its truly the Indian Savannah. It has a beautiful landscape , black bucks and Nilgais are quite a few in number. Hyenas and wolfs also share the habitat but hard to sight...  read more »
  • Awesome place for outing trip for camping exploring. The black bucks and deer is every were you can find it awesome living in natural environment very long curl horns and white colored alpino is awesome must visit one time
  • Nice place to visit for blackbuck stag at the grasslands.
  • The velavadar national park is worth visit & best place to stay here is Blackbuck Lodge.
  • Nice place for photographers.
  • Great place