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Home>>South India>>Tamil Nadu>>Adventure-Wildlife>>National Parks

 Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park

Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park

National Parks, Travel to National Parks, Animals wildlife and heritage of Tamilnadu, Wildlife Sanctuary PackagesLocation: Running Along With Coasts of Ramanathapuram And Tuthukudi (Tuticorin) Districts, Tamil Nadu
Significance: First Marine Biosphere Reserve
Houses: More Than 3,600 Species of Fauna And Flora
Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park : This is a marine bio Sphere, running along the coasts of Ramanathapuram and Tuthukudi (Tuticorin) Districts. The entire Gulf of Mannar abounds in distinguished marine life covering, 21 Islands and 623 ha.

This National Park is full of coral reefs, Dugong, Turtles, Dolphins and Balano-glossus. Kurasadai Islands, off mandapam, Boasts of a vast expanse of shallow waters. The presence of coral reef, flora and fauna here are in their virgin form.

Other details

  • Annual Rainfall
    900 mm

  • Air port
    Madurai- 150 kms

  • Rain
    Mandapam/ Toothukudi

  • Accommodation:
    Hotel at Mandapam

  • Other facilities
    Boats available

  • Authority
    The Wild Life Warden, Gulf of Mannar, Marine National Park, 76/1. Madurai Road, Mandapam, Ramanathapuram

Gulf of Mannar is the first Marine Biosphere Reserve not only in India but also in South East Asia. It is full of coral reefs, Dugong, Turtles and Balano- Glossus. Dolphins could create euphoria to the tourists. The presence of coral reef, flora and fauna here are in their virgin form. The coral reefs, which surround the islands in the area are highly productive and are often referred to as "Underwater Tropical Rain Forest" and a treasure house for marine ornamental fishes.

How To Get There

Air
: The nearest airport is at Madurai (150-km).

Rail : The nearest railway stations are the Mandapam railway station and the railway station at Tuticorin.

Where To Stay
Accommodation is available at the hotels in Mandapam, Ramanathapuram and Tuticorin.

 

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