About Blackbuck National Park: This beautiful, 34-sq-km park that is an hour’s drive north of Bhavnagar, encompasses large areas of pale, custard-coloured grassland stretching between two seasonal rivers and is famous for its blackbucks – beautiful, fast antelope that sport elegant spiraling horns as long as 65cm in mature males. Some 1800 inhabit the park, alongside blue bulls (India’s largest antelope) and birds such as wintering harriers from Siberia (about 2000 of them most years). There are over 120 species of birds that can be found in the park and around. If you’re lucky, you may even spot wolves! The best time to visit the sanctuary is early in the morning when chances of seeing the wolves are a lot more. In the day, the blackbucks are easy to spot but the wolves are elusive. The pale gold grassland is dotted with clusters of blackbucks. They move around in gendered groups – the males together, and the females and fawns in their own groups. It is good that hiring a guide is mandatory as anecdotes about the animals and life in the village are always fun to know more about.
Blackbuck National Park Safari is the forest department organized Safari ride of approximately 3 hours inside the National Park. One may see blackbucks, blue bulls, wolves and birds such as wintering harriers from Siberia & rich flora and fauna of Gir forest. One can do safari in open Jeepsy and by personal vehicles also.
Safari Package Rate & persons allowed in one jeep:
- INR 4500/- to 4800/- for Indians (Per Jeep)
- INR 12,000 to 13,500/- for Foreigners (Per Jeep)
One Jeep can accommodate maximum 6 adults and 1 child. Age till 12 years considered as child and more than 12 years considered as adult for safari booking. If number of adults are less then more children can be added up to 7. Since the rates are per Jeep and not per person, rates will be same for 1 person and for 6 persons boarding the safari.
What is Included in this Package?
- Permit issued by Forest department to enter in to the National Park
- Open Jeep, Driver & Guide approved by Forest Department
- Payment processing charges & GST
- Safari coordinator service charge who will assist you while Boarding.
What is Not Included?
- Camera fees, if any. (There is no charge for Mobile Phones)
- Pick-up / Drop from Resort / Hotel. It can be arranged at extra charge.
Reporting Place & Time: Boarding / Reporting point for safari is “Forest Office, Velavadar National Park”. Visitor Need to report at least 30 minutes before scheduled Safari time. There is ample parking facility for visitors to park their vehicles and board Jeep.
Safari Timings and Availability of Permits: There are 2 Safari timings as mentioned below & Forest department issue limited Permit for each time slots.
|Season||Safari Timing||Reporting Time|
|All Seasons (16 Oct to 15 June) Every year||6:00 to 9:00 am||5:30 am|
|3:00 to 6:00 pm||2:30 pm|
Safari remains closed from 16th June to 15th Oct every year.
- Cancellation Before 10 Days: 75% Refund
- Cancellation Before 05 Days: 50% Refund
- Cancellation Before 02 Days: 25% Refund
- Cancellation Less than 02 Days: 0% Refund
Note: Days are calculated excluding the Safari Boarding day & Cancellation request day. Cancellation request received after 6 PM will be considered on next working day. Cancellation policy mentioned above is subject to change.
It is mandatory to provide ID proof detail of all members while booking. ID proofs submitted while Safari Booking will be verified with the original ID proofs at safari boarding time. Boarding will not be possible if found any discrepancy and any refund will not be processed in this case. No ID proofs are accepted other than mentioned in the Booking Form.
Once the safari is booked, any kind of modification is strictly NOT possible, like Change in the ID proof number, name of person including spelling mistake, addition or deletion of person, change in safari date or time slot, etc.
We will refund full amount within 2 working days in case of unavailability of requested Safari Package.
Forest depart reserves the right to cancel the permit or slightly modify the timing in unavoidable circumstances. Decision of the forest department will be final in such case.