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Velavadar Black Buck National Park in Bhavnagar

Summer: March-June (23°C - 44°C)
Winter: November-February (5°C - 28°C)
Monsoon: July-October (18°C - 32°C)

Best time to visit:  November to February

Opening Time: 6 a.m.
Closing Time: 6 p.m
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  Rs.30
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  Rs.50
Video Camera:  Rs.2500
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  $5
Children:  $5
Cameras:  $5
Video Camera:  $200
The Blackbuck National Park, comprising of shrublands, grasslands and mud flats, is surely a paradise for all interested in national history anda mystical journey in the wilderness. A jeep expedition in this forest with camera and binoculars in hand and an ear to note the forest sounds is creepy as well as enjoyable.
Sprawling over 34.52 sq km. area the exclusive feature of the park is that in India, this is the only tropical grassland bearing the status of a national park. Mammals of 14different species and 140 types of reptiles and birds are housed in this national park. It is commonly believed that the variety of birds that can be seen here is unimaginable. The aquatic flora and fauna flourish with the help of two rivers, artificial ponds, coastal marshes and two check dams.
Excellent wildlife is visible at the “wetland” which is 3 km. from the entry gate. The forest department does not arrange for any safaris, so to go on a ride across the park, you will have to hire your own vehicle.

Road: If you take the coastal highway to Velavadar via Fadra, Pipli, Dholera and Adhelui via the Bhavnagar highway from Ahmedabad, take a right turn from Adhelui towards Velavadar.

Railway: Mumbai and Ahmadabad is connected to Bhavnagar which is the nearest railhead.

Airway: Bhavnagar Airport situated at a distance of 65 kilometres from Velavadaris the closest airport connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad directly with a good frequency. There are international flights landing here too.