Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island)

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Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Overview

Ranked 6 of 12 sightseeing in Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island)

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, located at a distance of 30 km to south-west of Port Blair, is also known as Wandur National Park. Comprising 15 islands, this national park was established on 24th May, 1983. Sprawling over an area of 280 square km, the national park is famous for its rich collection of coral reefs, which include leptoseris, tubipora, gorgonians, porites and acropora. Fungia, pocillopora and montipora are some of the other coral reefs located within this national park.

The marine life of this national park includes starfish, sharks, coral reefs, fishes and turtles. In addition, it also comprises sea anemones, shells, salt water crocodiles and water snakes. On the other hand, terrestrial life available in this national park includes mammals, fruit bat, spotted dear, civet and wild bear. The sky is covered with the birds like dove, kingfisher, white bellied sea eagle, parakeet, tern, reef heron and local teal. Water and land are shared by reptiles like vine snake, king cobra, krait and python.  Tourists visiting this national park can also engage in activities like deep water scuba diving.   

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
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Nauman Khatib

Nauman Khatib5.0/5

3 reviews

Nature at its best

The beach is awesome and corals you wont see anywhere in India. If you visit, you must do snorkeling, sea-walk. There is only one shed where they sell some beverages and chips. You are not allowed to carry your own water bottles, you have to deposit money and take from authorities.

Rajesh K.

Rajesh K.4.3/5

2 reviews

Good for family and kids

There are many activities to do in the Marine Park specially if you visit the park with kids. There are banana rides, boat ride and many water based rides to enjoy and for elders, water scooters and speedboats are also there. Marine Park is well maintained and one can enjoy sunrise here if the weather is not very hot, prices for rides are reasonable.

Raj Ch

Raj Ch5.0/5

6 reviews

Well maintained

It was a great experience. Very well maintained. Had lot of collections related to sea animals their replicas were also kept. We were on our way to Jolly Buoy and wanted to have the experience of beach. The travel was exciting. The entire family enjoyed it.

Kapil Tulsian

Kapil Tulsian5.0/5

3 reviews

Must visit spot in Andaman and Nicobar

Jolly Bouy island is a wonderful place in Andaman and Nicobar island tour. Crystal clear water and nature in its true form. Dream destination. Good food is available.



7 reviews

Great for nature enthusiasts and great for family

Here plastic is a complete no-no, so please bear in mind before taking anything like that. Water bottles are allowed to be taken to the islands, but on refundable security fees. So if a person leaves it on the island, the fee won't be refunded. This is the reason it is a pristine park. The ferry which takes you to the island, normally includes the snorkeling fee up to some meters. All can enjoy snorkeling at Red skin Island, jolly Buouy island etc. You need a whole day to enjoy this park.

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5 reviews

The underwater world

It is a must visit place to know more about fishes and marine life.