Blackbucks at Velavadar

Velavadar Blackbuck National Park – One day picnic from Ahmedabad

Would you like to see 1000 of Blackbucks at one place, Savana grassland kind of land in Gujarat and the world’s largest communal roosting site for harrier? If yes, Velavadar Blackbuck national park is the best suitable place for you. And it’s great news that you can visit it for one day trip or picnic from Ahmedabad. Velavadar blackbuck national park is 150 Kms from Ahmedabad and 170 km from Vadodara.

What is the best time to visit Velavadar Blackbuck park ?
Please note that velavadar black buck national park remains closed during the monsoon (15 July to 15 October) so the best time to visit is 16 October to March month. In early morning or evening. Ideally December is the best time.

What to see or what to do at Velavadar blackbuck national park

  • Blackbucks sightings
  • Safari
  • Other animals like Nilgai, Jungle cat, fox, wolf and others
  • Various local and migratory birds including Harrier (in winter)
  • Salangpur Hanumanji temple
  • Ganeshpura Popular Ganeshji Temple
  • Lothal Harrapian site
  • Dholera Temple and Natural Hot water spring

Velvadar Blackbuck National Park Car Package Prices and Schedule

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Option 1

– Departure
– Lothal Harrapian Site, Lothal Port
– Salangpur Hanumanji Temple (સાળંગપુર હનુમાનજી મંદિર) (Optional)
– Velavadar Blackbuck (કાળિયાર) National Park
– Dholera Swaminarayan Temple and Hot water pond (Optional)
– Koth Ganpatipura – Ganesh Temple

Option 2

– Valavadar Blackbuck National Park and Safari
– Salangpur Hanumanji Temple (સાળંગપુર હનુમાનજી મંદિર) (Optional)
– Lunch halt
– Dholera Swaminarayan Temple and Hot water pond (Optional)
– Lothal Harrapian Site, Lothal Port
– Koth Ganpatipura – Ganesh Temple

Ahmedabad to Velavadar or Ahmedabad to Salangpur Car Prices

Trip code: 0722350VEL | 0722380VEL

xCent AC
(4 Max)

With Salangpur
4,800 Rs

Without Salangpur
4,400 Rs

Ertiga AC
(6 Max)

With Salangpur
5,900 Rs

Without Salangpur
5,450 Rs

Inova Crysta AC
(8 Max)

With Salangpur
7,500 Rs

Without Salangpur
6,850 Rs

Includes – Home to home, Travelling, Driver allowance, Toll tax, Parking
Excludes – Food, Entry fees (500/Car), Safari Fees (Optional), Guide Fees (Optional)

Tripcode : 20221402390.17.14.11

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Velavadar national park entry fees and Safari Fees

Entry Fees – ₹ 400 on weekdays
Entry Fees – ₹ 500 at the weekend
Above Entry charges are for the your car or safari.

Safari Charges – ₹ 2,200 (For 1 to 1.5 hrs). Morning Safari start at 6 am and evening safari starts at 3:30 PM.

Guide charges compulsory – ₹ 500/Car

Update Note on 25 July 2023 Velavadar National Park Remains closed during 15 July to 15 Oct Every year due to blackbuck’s breeding season. Lothal Harappian Site’s museum is under redevelopment, It will be opened soon for the public. Till then tourist can enjoy natural site of the Lothal.

What is Velavadar famous for? or What is the Speciality of Blackbuck National Park?
– Velavadar is Famous for Blackbuck
– Its Indian Savanna grass
– Its world’s largest roosting site of harrier bird
– Its conservation of lesser florican birds

What animals are in Velavadar National Park?
– Jungle Cat, Blackbuck, Bluebull, Striped hynna, Wolf, Hare, Boar

How many Blackbucks are there in Velavadar?
– Over 5,000

How to Manage tour?

Tour can be organized for half-day and full-day from Ahmedabad. Here I have tried to give an explanation of the tour considering a full day. This can be customized and skip places based on your interest.

Velavadar Blackbuck (કાળિયાર) National Park

Velavadar Blackbuck National park is famous for the harrier roosting site, Blackbuck and Nilgai (નીલગાય). Harrier is a bird-like eagle and it’s generally coming in winter from Europe and Russia. Roosting site means they are resting at night here in Velavadar national park. It’s considered the largest site in the world.

Velavadar national park has entry fees of around 400 Rs on weekdays and 500 Rs at weekends. I suggest hiring a guide as well from here otherwise there are rare chances to sight the animals. You can take your own car inside the national park or hire a jeep safari. which takes around 1 to 1.5 hours to view. Contact us for the booking of safari and guide.

Lothal Harrapian Site, Lothal Port

Lothal port or Lothal Harappan site is 4,500 Years old site and the second largest after Dholavira in Gujarat. Its preserved very nice way. Currently (Mar 2021) the museum is closed but visitors can roam around the places in the same form as it found during excavations. The museum is expected to be open in Mar 2022.

Salangpur Hanumanji Temple (સાળંગપુર હનુમાનજી મંદિર)

Location –

This is a very famous and huge temple in Gujarat. Lots of devotees coming here on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. It’s popular amongst the devotees. It has Dharamshala, food, prasad facilities. Also, there are other Swaminarayan temples available including the BAPS Swaminarayan temple.

Dholera Swaminarayan Temple and Hot water pond (Optional)

Dholera temple is a beautiful temple in Dholera town. This can be clubbed in this tour. It has a nice environment, a natural hot spring bath area.

Koth Ganpatipura – Ganesh Temple

Ganpatipura (Koth village) is a famous and huge temple of Ganeshji. Lots of devotees are coming specially on Tuesday and Choth. Visitors can take darshan of god, take prasad. It has a small street for shopping as well. Do shopping and also live banana wafer is famous here so you can enjoy it too.

Ganeshpura koth mandir

Nearby Places from Velavadar National Park

If you are planning for more than 1 day then you can cover the following places which are nearby Velavadar National Park

For your Stay, you can stay at Velavadar Blackbuck Lodge – The Premium Resort near Velavadar. Another option is you can stay at Bhavnagar. If you prefer Dharmshala then you can stay at Palitana, Gadhda Swamina or Salangpur.

Ahmedabad to Velavadar is 150 km

Bhavnagar to Velavadar is 50 km

During the Multiple days, you can cover the following places

  • Bhavnagar Side – Neelam Baug Palace, Bortalav, Victoria Park (48 Kms)
  • Alang (97 kms)
  • Koliyak Nishkalank Mahadev (70 Kms)
  • Gopnath Beach (118 Kms)
  • Palitana (82 Kms)
  • Salangpur (42 Kms)
  • Gadhda Swaminarayan (52 Kms)
  • Khodiyar Mandir Rajpara (52 Kms) –

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Last Updated on 29 November 2023

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