Summer getaway from Ahmedabad

Summer can be a challenging time for outdoor adventures, but we have a beautiful place to visit near Ahmedabad. Located 150 kilometers away from Ahmedabad and a mere 50 kilometers from Bhavnagar lies the picturesque Velavadar, a touch of the African Savannah in Gujarat. What many might not know is that Velavadar is home to a stunning National Park – the Blackbuck National Park. Once upon a time, this was the private grassland of the Maharaja of Bhavnagar for hu nting blackbucks with his famous hunting cheetahs.

Here’s why you should consider visiting:

The park is split into two parts: the Grassland Area covering 17.5 square kilometers and the Wetland Area spanning over 10 square kilometers. You can experience:

1. Spectacular Wildlife: Velavadar is renowned for its vast grasslands, which serve as a haven for various species of wildlife. The star attraction here is the majestic Blackbuck, an elegant antelope species found in abundance. Witnessing these graceful creatures roam freely in their natural habitat is an unforgettable sight.

2. Birdwatcher’s Paradise: If you’re a bird enthusiast, Velavadar won’t disappoint. The park is home to a diverse range of avian species, including the endangered Lesser Florican. Birdwatching here is a delightful experience, with opportunities to spot rare and colorful birds amidst the scenic landscape.

3. Unique Ecosystem: Velavadar’s ecosystem is distinctive, characterized by its vast grasslands interspersed with scrub forests and shallow wetlands. Exploring this unique environment offers insight into the delicate balance of nature and the importance of conservation efforts in preserving such habitats.

4. Thrilling Safaris: Embark on exhilarating safaris through the park, where experienced guides lead you deep into the heart of the wilderness. Whether it’s a jeep safari or an adventurous trek, each excursion promises encounters with the rich biodiversity of Velavadar, making for an adrenaline-fueled adventure.

5. Photographer’s Paradise: For photography enthusiasts, Velavadar presents endless opportunities to capture stunning shots of wildlife, landscapes, and the play of light across the grasslands. Every corner of the park is a potential masterpiece waiting to be framed.

In essence, a visit to Velavadar is an enriching journey filled with adventure, tranquility, and appreciation for the wonders of the natural world. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a peaceful escape, Velavadar beckons with its unparalleled charm and allure.


Stay at Trulyy The Blackbuck trails, 16 cottages with high class amenities. An ideal place for pet parents too. From swimming pool to game zone, multi cuisine restaurant to kids area all are available.  To know more visit:

How to get there:

  • Air:  The nearest airports are Ahmedabad (170 km) and Bhavnagar (51 km).
  • Rail: Ahmedabad is well connected by Indian Railways, with Dhola Junction (50 km) being the nearest station.
  • Road: Velavadar is about 200 km from Ahmedabad, offering a scenic drive to your summer getaway.