Velavadar Blackbuck National Park
Velavadar Blackbuck National Park is a 34.52 square kilometre area of grasslands, shrub lands, saline plains and mud flats. It is ideal place for wildlife lovers and birdwatchers as it is the home to 95 species of flowering plants, 14 species of mammals, over 140 species of birds and many reptiles. It also an ideal habitat for aquatic fauna and flora with the Alang and Paravalio Rivers, three artificial ponds, two dams and nearby coastal marshes. From a conservation viewpoint, a unique feature of the park is that it is the only tropical grassland in India to be given the status of a national park. This area has India’s largest population of Blackbuck. Other animals often spotted are India’s largest antelope, the Nilgai or Blue bull, the Indian Striped Hyena, the very rare Indian Wolf along with a wide variety of migrated birds during winter months.