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Blackbuck National Park in Bhavnagar

·  Summer: (35°C-45°C) Hot and humid
·  Winter: (15°C-22°C) Pleasant weather
·  Monsoon: June-September. Moderate to heavy rainfall.

Best time to visit:  October-May

Opening Time: 07:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 20
Children:  INR 10
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  USD 5
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  USD 10
Video Camera:  N/A
Blackbuck National Park at Velavadar in Bhavnagar is home to the huge population of playful blackbucks that act as great performers for the enthusiast park visitors. Other attractions of the park include nilgai, wild cat, wolf, wild boar, Indian fox and porcupine among others. Birds like cranes, storks, eagles, floricans, pelicans and many others can also be spotted here.

Flat grasslands of savannah style dominate the park; while once can also find shrub lands, high tide lands and saline lands. It is indeed a pleasure to photograph the jumping blackbucks and those roaming in huge herds. Permission to visit the park must be obtained from Assistant Conservator of Forests in Bhavnagar.

Road: Located on Bhavnagar-Ahmedabad Highway, the park can be explored only in a private vehicle. If you don’t own private vehicle, taxis are available for hire at Bhavnagar.

Railway: Bhavnagar Railway Station (about 45 km. away) is the nearest rail access point with connectivity to cities like Mumbai, along with regular trains to and from many cities within Gujarat.

Airway: Bhavnagar Airport (about 50 km. away) which is the nearest airport to the national park offers flights to and from Mumbai. You can get to the aprk from the airport in a taxi.