Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Price Range

25 - 500.00

Reviews

4.5

Overview

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.

 

 

Why is it famous?

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

  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 03:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 03:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 03:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 03:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 03:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 03:00 pm

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.

 

How to Reach

  • By Bus : This place is approx 20 km away from Port Blair in South Andaman. The place, Wandoor is easily accessible by road through state transport bus/private bus or taxi running regularly from Port Blair to Wandoor. 
  • By Flight : Direct flight service is available from Chennai and Kolkata. This two metro city is the main connecting point of this place with the whole of India.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • For Adults : Rs 50
  • For Children : Rs 25
  • For Foreigners : Rs 500
  • For phoptography : Rs 25
  • For boat : Rs 500

Things to do

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.

 

Recommendation: Do’s and Don’ts

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.

Address

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

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Bidya world
Bidya world
02/10/2020 00:49
On the way to wander beach you will get the museum. Which shows the wide range of variety and diversity of plant,corals,animal.and bird species, reptile species all available in the island . Within it, it had a display and several buttons with name plate, the button you press the light will glow for respective coral and you can know about them. It shows the enormous species of birds and reptiles that are available in the shallow water. Marine museum. Helps you to get accurate knowledge on the marine life and also how corals are disturbed and destroyed during to climate change and human activities.
RAM PAUL
RAM PAUL
07/19/2020 16:10
stunning place. boat for island trips starts fm here.must visit
Arvind kumar yadav
Arvind kumar yadav
12/17/2019 12:46
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park consists of 12 island from which two you can visit Red Skin and Jolly Buoy. Jolly Buoy totally takes your breath away. Clear, clean, untouched white sands makes it simply perfect. The glass bottom boat rides offered there are very good as well but they are charging more than usual. It may be best to go for a half an hour ride for this so that you can spend rest of the time in the water and in the beach. Not to be missed and You need an advance permit to visit the place, so pls plan in advance or go via a trip planner
Girish Keshav
Girish Keshav
12/27/2019 12:01
A must go destination if you have to experience the real Andaman and it's sea life. You can father an ample amount of information and can see live corals and sea creatures with a guided tours. It seems expensive but it worth all you penny you spend. The national marine museum is a no plastic zone and there is heavy restriction for carrying any kind of Single use plastic to the area.
anuja r
anuja r
10/25/2019 15:45
Nothing great here. Just the display of artificial marine models and led lights for educational purpose and for creating awareness about marine life and how to preserve the valuable marine life balance. Good for kids. The boats here start early in the morning. Around 7 am. Only once in aday. They could provide another round of boat service around 11 am as well for convenience of tourist. It would be great that way.

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FAQs

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.
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. 
You may also visit all around the year but the best time to visit this place is between November to May.
Yes, if you have some interest in Marine life, and environment protection, then visit this place. This place has everything which is needed to keep you engaged. This place is not famous for any special food restaurant. As the place is protected under the Wildlife Act, not permanent food restaurants are available. However, some of the restaurants at the nearest are Sea Food Delights, The Love garden, The Islander, Brewberrys, etc.
Taking a guide at this place is quite necessary. It has so many things to offer and to enjoy every interesting place inside the park with safety, a guide is required. 
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