Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park – Andaman and Nicobar Tourism

mahatma gandhi marine national park

About:-

Located far away from the bustle of hectic city life, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is situated in Wandoor at a distance of about 29 kilometers from Port Blair in Andaman.  It has dioramas depiction of marine world and auditorium. This Marine Park comprises of open sea, creeks and 15 small and large islands, which is one of the best found anywhere in the world. Viewing of rare corals and underwater marine life through glass bottom boats, scuba diving and snorkeling are a life time experience. Private ferry operators operates conducted tour to the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park from Wandoor. One needs to take permit, issued by the Forest Department and the boat ticket from the boat operators which are available at the Reception Counter of Directorate of Tourism from a Single Window before proceeding to Wandoor. Tourists are allowed to spend two and half hours in Jolly Buoy Island or Red Skin Island as a part of conducted tours. Generally, from December to May tourists are taken to Jolly Buoy Island and from May to November to Red Skin Island. It is advised to take packed lunch and water fillings before proceeding to the Marine National Park.

 

How to get in :-

The park is located in Wandoor which is lying about 29 kms away from Port Blair. There are ferry services every 30 minutes from Port Blair boat jetty Regular bus services are also available from Bus Terminus to Wandoor, from where conducted tours are operated

Entry fee: Indian: INR 50, foreigner: INR 500

For camera: INR 25 and for video: INR 500

Timings: The park will be open all days from Tuesday to Sunday.