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Velavadar is categorised as Wildlife / Bird Watching

Black Buck at Velavdar (Photo Courtesy: Chinmayisk)
Velavadar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 April 2013)

Reasons to Visit
  • Velavadar is an ex-ahmedabad getaway and is home to the largest concentration of Black Bucks in the world.
  • Other animals of note include the endangered India Wolf, fox, jackal, Jungle Cat, Hyena and Wild Boar.
  • For the bird watcher there are many endangered birds such as Houbara Bustard, Lesser Florican, Common Crane, Sarus White Stork and White Pelican etc.
  • Guests coming to Velavadar may also visit Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary enroute and pre-historic civilisation archeology site at Lothal.
  • Alongwith Dasada and Gir, Velavadar makes for a very good Bird watching Triangle.
  • Prime Bird watching destinations in Gujarat"Velavadar National Park (Blackbuck National Park) is about 50 kms from Bhavnagar and 160 kms from Ahmedabad and is a popular wildife / bird watching getaway. The park is a good place to watch grassland birds like larks, bushchats, wheatears, sandgrouse, francolins and quails. The park’s specialties include Saras Crane and Stolikza’s Bushchat. Eagles, falcons and endangered vultures can be seen at Velavadar. In winter, Velavadar National Park hosts the world’s largest harrier roost – Montagu’s Ha"
Access Information

Velavadar has 3 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Jungle Lodge2

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5 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Velavadar

Getaway (1-3 nights)2
Short Break (4-6 nights)2
Holiday (7 or more)1

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List of Holidays for Velavadar


  • Dasada - Velavadar Getaway (3 Nights)
  • Velavadar - Diu Getaway (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Diu - Gir Break with Velavadar (5 Nights)
  • Gujarat Wildlife and Bird Watching Break (5 Nights)


  • Gujarat Bird Watching Itinerary (9 Nights)

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Velavadar has 2 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Ahmedabad and Drop to VelavadarRs. 4452
Pickup from Bhavnagar and Drop to VelavadarRs. 3521

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Destination Ideas

  • Velavadar wildlife getaway

Stay Ideas

  • The Black Buck Lodge experience

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Shree Kastabhanjan Dev Hanuman Temple is considered holy and sacred. It is among the more prominent temples in the Swaminarayan Sampraday and is visited enroute on Ahmedabad - Bhavnagar route.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Hanuman
    Gadhada Dham or Gopinathji Temple or Swaminarayan Temple Gadhada all refer to an 1828 temple built by Lord Swaminarayan himself and now a famous pilgrimage centre. Gadhada dham became famous for being Gujarats version of a Golden temple when 70 Kgs worth of Gold was used in plating here.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Swaminarayan Temple
    Palitana Temples (60 kms from Bhavnagar) are situated on a Shatrunjay hilltop, Palitana has over 863 temples, built in the 11th and the 12th century and are carved in marbles. It is said all the Jain Tirthankars, excepting Neminath, had attained nirvana here. Palitana Temples is a complex built over a hill with 3000+ steps having hundreds of temples. It is most significant pilgrimage in Jainism and is a very popular destination for all guests travelling to Gujarat.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Velavadar National Park lies 50 kms from Bhavnagar on the Bhavnagar - Ahmedabad highway and is visited for its Blackbuck population (largest in India) and migratory birds in Winter (Nov-Feb is best season). Park is open throughout the year.
    Bird Watching
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Lothal is one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization dating from 2400 BCE. Lothal is visited enroute on Ahmedabad - Velavadar / Bhavnagar / Palitana route and also a popular excursion ex-Ahmedabad.
    Heritage Site
    Pre Historic

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Nearest Airport in Velavadar
  • Bhavnagar Airport ( BHU ) , Bhavnagar-50 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Velavadar
  • Bhavnagar Terminus ( BVC ), Bhavnagar-50 Kms
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