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The Nilambagh Palace is well located near to the Velavadar National Park, home to India’s endemic blackbuck.

Now an atmospheric heritage hotel, it was originally the palace of the ruling Gohil dynasty and it still stands, regal and serene, within beautiful gardens of lush green lawns and clashing bougainvillea. Accommodation is in 29 air-conditioned and en-suite rooms. A magnificent dining room boasts Bohemian crystal chandeliers and carved Burmese Tteak banqueting tables where multi-cuisine meals are served. A wonderful swimming pool has been designed in a classical style with colonnades.

The hotel is located in Bhavnagar, a coastal city in the Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat State, western India.

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This accommodation is located in:

Velavadar National Park

Velavadar is a peaceful sanctuary consisting of 35 square kilometres of savannah. Set between two rivers a few miles inland from the Gulf of Khambhat, the park is home to a couple of thousand endemic blackbuck. In former times these handsome antelopes were protected for hunting trips of the Maharajas of Bhavnagar.

  • Where: Gujarat
  • Ideal for viewing: houbara bustard, Indian wolf, jackal, jungle cat, sarus crane
  • Excellent for: Vehicle safaris