Marine National Park
Marine National Park is approx 50 to 60 kms from Jamnagar, Gujarat (approx 1 to 2 hrs drive) on Jamnagar Dwarka Highway. Best time to visit the place is at low tide, so plan your visit by checking with local guides. The sanctuary lies in the intertidal zone, so especially in low tide, visitors get to observe the rich diversity of marine life. One has to just walk in the water when tide ebbs, in about 1 to 2 feet of water to watch this fascinating underwater world of corals. It is a 2 km walk and takes 1.5 - 2 hours. Here one can spot variety of marine life which includes Octopus, crabs, sponges, puffer fish, sea turtles, lobsters, dolphins, ray fishes, jelly fish, star fish, sea anemones, colorful corals, exotic marine flowering plants, etc. Since it is protected area, tourists are not allowed to pick things like shells, stones, dead coral etc. and do not catch or disturb any marine creature.
Open and Closing Time
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interesting facts about Marine National Park
Flora and fauna are what attracts tourists to this park. There are several kinds of species available here in various variants.
A trip to Marine National Park makes for a truly enriching journey where people of all ages may enjoy. Most animals easily accessible to the eyes of the tourist makes this park a mandatory trip if one happens to visit Gujarat.
A walk along the coast truly makes for an experience where one seems to be one with nature. The pleasant whether further aggravates the experience for tourists. It is advised that one should carry headgear, ample water, and sunscreen while exploring the park.
The Narara Marine National Park is one of the rare places in the world where one can look at corals without having to dive down into the water. About an area of 458 Sq. km from Okha to Jodiya was declared as a Marine Sanctuary in 1980. Later, in 1982, about 163 Sq. km of core area was declared as a Marine National Park under the provisions of the Wildlife Act, 1972 of India.There are 42 tropical islands on the Jamnagar coast in the Marine National Park, most of them surrounded by reefs. Out of which 33 islands have coral reef. Some of the best known islands are Pirotan, Karubhar, Narara, and Poshitra. There are islands with sandy beaches and mangrove swamps. Major ecosystem types available are coral reefs, mangroves, mudflats, creeks, Sea grass, & Sea weeds, estuaries, sandy strands to saline grasslands, marshy areas and rocky shores. All ecosystems support rich marine life & bird life in the marine park.