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Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is exactly located at a place called Wandoor. The distance of more than 20 km from Port Blair. If you have some interest in marine species and wanted to see them from very close then plan a visit to this place. Various flora like Gurjan, Padauk, and numerous and Fauna like coral, Dolphins, Turtles, Urchin are here to welcome the visitors.
This park is having tropical rainforest and has a variety of trees and there is an extensive patch of mangroves. You may also plan to visit the office of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) office located in Port Blair and various parts of India to find out more details about different plant species. This park is monitoring various plant communities since 2011. This place had no historical significance as it is manmade and aesthetically developed to protect marine life including sea turtles and corals. It was established in the year 1983 to protect and conserve marine biodiversity. Department of environment and forests manages the day to day affair of this place.
It is famous for corals and nesting sea turtles. Mangroves are also the main attraction. This place is also protected under the wildlife act and the person visiting this site is not allowed to harm any of the flora and fauna. The area of this park is 281.5 km square.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.
Some of the following activities as follows
Fish watching: We all love fishes but do you know there are more than 300 species of fishes are at this park. 300 types of fishes just assume. It’s such a fun-filled activity to watch different fishes doing different types of activity all along. Some of the unique fishes are Butterflyfish, sharks, string rays, grouper, bluefin jack, etc.
Visiting auditorium: There is a small auditorium inside the park and various audio-visual programs on flora and fauna of Andaman runs at various. If you are interested in knowing all the details of flora and fauna, then this auditorium is a must-visit place in this park.
Meeting exotic creatures: This tourist place is a paradise to see the exotic life of various creatures like a sea anemone, starfish, and various types of crabs, octopus, saltwater crocodiles, and sea snakes.
Boat Ride: This Park at Wandoor is also a starting point for Boat Ride to one of the islands called Jolly Byou or Redskin Island. Boat ride may be enjoyed.
Walking In Greenery: This place has so much greenery. Walking in between the greenery is a delight. Mangroves trees are also one of the special trees in this greenery place.
Always advisable to not visit this place in monsoon. Weather plays a great part in making your journey good or bad. Also, it is advisable to visit with luggage.