Pirotan Island


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Pirotan Island Overview

Ranked 5 of 47 sightseeing in Jamnagar

The only marine national park in India is located at Jamnagar in Gujarat. It spans an area of around 3.0 square km. of Island. The island is covered with marine trees and dense mangrove forest. The entire forest and island is enriched with exotic marine creatures, wild life and sea animals. Tourists can find varieties of crabs in the region like neptune crab, wolf crab, king crab, hermit crabs, ghost crabs etc.

A few exotic species like scorpions, squid, wiper-isosceles, sea snakes, sea bonellia, sea warm sabella, coaster cather and sea slugs are also found in plenty in this mangrove forest. Various types of corals like moon coral, star coral, brain coral and finger coral etc, are also spotted.

Certain species of fishes like puffer fish, ray fish, lobster fish, brittle star, coral fish, pistol shrimp etc. with more than 250 species are also found here. The forest is also a heaven for bird watchers, as the forest offers shelter to flamingo, cranes, sea gull, haring gull, blackhead gull, crab plover gull, puffin and many other birds.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Mohan G

Mohan G5.0/5

6 reviews

Beautiful Island

I visited Narara also, but Marine creatures viewed at Pirotan were the best. The boat ride also is fun with Dolphin spotting. You have to take permission from Forest Department and hire a boat from the port, but best way is to stay at Hotel President and get them to organize all. As of now 1 full day trips are allowed which is good.

Anisha Mehta

Anisha Mehta4.3/5

4 reviews

Only Visit During High Tide

Indias only Marine National Park, it is a gorgeous place for coral walking. You can obtain a permit to visit the place from Jamnagar. Since you cannot stay on the island, leave Jamnagar and visit Pirotan early in the morning. Make sure you plan your visit since ferries are only available during high tide.

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Pirotan Island, Jamnagar

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Sri Vatsa

Pirotan Island
Pirotan Island, Jamnagar

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Sri Vatsa

Pirotan Island