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The Blackbuck Lodge

Velavadar National Park, Velavadar 364310, India
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
anuragmehta Ahmedabad, India
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ahmedabad, India
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One would always have confusion of where to spend the weekends or couple of days or may be just a night if you are in or near ahmedabad. BBL is the answer to this, just 2 hours drive from a'bad on nice bhavnagar highway this is the place created which inspite of being a standalone property in the entire area... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Worth every penny! Gr8 food, ambience and service. Total pleasure. You can actually wake up in morning and see black bucks at your door step. The safari is also interesting. The rooms are super comfortable. Gives you a complete South African Lodge feel. Must visit

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I never thought I would end up with an African experience in India. An open fenced lodge where you would definitely find Blackbucks and Nilgai grazing and some lucky ones even had an opportunity to find the Hyena checking out the property!!! Been there for two days and had to drag myself back from the short trip. Awesome property, huge... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

One of the best Place We have visited. Particularly service given by the staff is simply aw sum. Best food, great ambiance....A must visit place .. Best wishes to all the Members of Blackbuck lodge. Regards Worthwild Tours.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The Blackbuck Lodge at the Velavdar National Park is an excellent experience in itself. We visited the place in December 2011. Flying from Mumbai, we landed at Bhavnagar and then wondering how to reach this place. We had booking for one room night. We were deciidng between a Cab and a large rickshaw "Chhakda" as they call as its a... More

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Bratton Fleming, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

A little bit of luxury in Gujarat. Excellent rooms with large bathroom and huge bath, would take a week to fill it with hot water! Fantastic outside private showers. Rooms very opulent. No room service due to distance from reception. Rooms very spaced out giving good privacy. Good dining room with some excellent waiting staff even if there is a... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I spent three nights in this unique lodge. Very near to the blackbuck sanctuary. The staff and food was great, and so was the property and the landscape. The sanctuary is unique too, as this is the only place where you can sight the rare Indian gray wolf! I spotted four and one hyena. Apart from that- there is no... More

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

By far and away the best lodge we stayed at during a three week birding tour. The situation could really not be better... Literally a few yards from the entrance to the park with open areas abutting the park meaning the unfenced grounds were wandered over by blackbuck and other wildlife including excellent birds, an Indian Fox and a Black-naped... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Spacious bungalow, comfortable beds and bathroom. Very good service, staff very polite, great food. Excellent omelettes for breakfast. Hot showers. Wildlife wanders around the grounds, and lots of birds to see as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The setting of the Blackbuck lodge is indeed unique as it is set right next to Velavadar National park, in fact it seems to a continuity of the park and we saw blackbucks , nilgai near our cottage and once we spotted a wolf chasing a blackbuck in the distance ! The cottages are luxurious and well appointed. The food... More

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Address: Velavadar National Park, Velavadar 364310, India
Location: India > Gujarat > Velavadar
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The property is spread in an area of 70 acres, with meandering grasslands and in a natural surrounding. It is adjacent to the Velavadar National Park. It is situated 162 kms from Ahmedabad and 55 kms from Bhavnagar. ... more   less 
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