Blackbuck National Park
Blackbuck National Park

Blackbuck National Park

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Blackbuck National Park

Deputy Conservator of Forests,
Velavadar,
Bhavnagar. Gujarat.
Pincode : 364313
Phone : 0278-2428644
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Blackbuck National Park

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About the Park

Blackbuck National Park This small part of Bhal region (34.52 sq.km.)of Saurashtra, which was declared as Blackbuck National Park in July 1976, is an area of open grassland. The sanctuary has been declared primarily for Blackbucks. The beauty of the grassland is enhanced by the movements of Blackbucks and Blue bulls, which one can see from long distances. The large herds of blackbucks are conspicuous by its presence in this grassland habitat.

The majestic blackbucks are less shy of human being here and one has a sure chance of watching them in their natural mood, leaping high in air, running, feeding, drinking water on water points, rutting and chasing each other happily. The herds of blackbucks are of different gender combinations like mixed male females, all males and all females. The courtship process in blackbucks is quite similar to what used to be called "swayamvara" in good old days. The male has to fight with other males to win over the female. This fight, which is a common sight at Velavadar during the mating season, may even be a fight to finish leading to the death of the weaker animal. The animal attains adulthood at the age of two and a half to three years. The female gives birth to only a single offspring at a time.

Blackbuck National ParkA small wetland in the southern part of the Park attracts birds like Pelicans, Flamingoes, Ducks, Waders, Coots, White storks, Painted storks and Sarus cranes etc. The Park is a heaven for Demoiselle Cranes, Common Cranes and a variety of Raptors including Certag Spotted Eagles and Steppe Eagles. The Park provides one of the world's best roosting sites to thousands of Harriers that arrive here from Central Europe for wintering. Peculiar courtship display by Lesser floricans could also be seen. Lesser florican is one of the fifty rarest birds of the world and the park has been supporting the breeding of quite a good number of this species.

An entirely different experience of the wildlife begins to transcend as the darkness falls. The persistent howls of jackal add to the feeling of true wilderness. The long, deep and threatening howls of wolves, occasionally penetrate the darkness .etrate the darkness .

The grassland 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 (specially birds of prey). The Alang river forms the southern border of the Park and is the favorite retreat for wolves. The park can be toured by vehicle as well as on foot

Blackbuck National ParkPark is largely grassland with a few pockets of Prosopis chilensis. It is a fascinating savannah habitat.

Blackbuck National ParkImportant animals-Blackbuck, Bluebull, Wolf, Jackal, Jungle cat, Fox etc. Important Birds- Lesser Florican, Houbara Bustard, White Stork (Ciconiide), Harriers, Sarus cranes (Gruidae) etc.

Blackbuck National ParkDeputy Conservator of Forests, Blackbuck National Park,
Velavadar, Bhavnagar, Gujarat.
Phone : 0278-2428644.
Sanctuary Area :34.52 Square Kilometers.

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  • The Nearest airport is Bhavnagar 72 kms.
  • Ahmedabad 145 kms. approximately
  • The Nearest bus station is Vallabhipur 32 kms.

The Nearest Railway station is

  • Bhavnagar - 72 kms.
  • Dhala - 55 kms.
  • Monsoon to winter

  • Palitana : Jain temples.
  • Sarangpur : Hanuman temple.
  • Lothal : An important archeological site.
  • Boarding and lodging facilities are available in the rest house of Forest Department.
  • A tourist lodge is situated near the National Park.
  • Good hotels at Bhavnagar.
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