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Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (Wandoor)

, Port Blair

  (part of Andaman region)

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, also known as Wandoor Marine National Park, is a popular tourist attraction in Andaman. This is a fantastic National Park for Marine life in Andaman and is unique all over the world. The pristine beauty Jolly Buoy Island is a part of this National Park.

The National Park encloses a stunning golden beach with soft sands and lush green surroundings dense with bushes and coconut palms. This renowned marine park encloses part of open sea & a number of small and large islands and creeks.

This is one of the worlds best known scuba diving location in Andaman. One can get a close look of underwater marine life in the beaches of this National Park, including corals and sea weeds.

It is advised to take packed lunch and water before proceeding to the Marine National Park. Closed on Mondays. Tourist Coaches are available from Andaman Teal House to Wandoor. Regular bus services are also operated from Bus Terminus to Wandoor.

Note: Entry permit (issued by the Forest Department) is required to enter the Park. Facility available between 8.30 am to 11.00 am and 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm, (Sunday closed). Boat to be taken from Wandoor jetty for Jolly Buoy and Red Skin islands (Rs 300/per person). Tourists are only allowed to spend 2 ½ hours in both these islands (closed on Mondays).
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Website: http://tourism.andaman.nic.in/tourop.htm
Contact Information


For Bookings:
Tourist Information Centre,
Andaman Teal House, Port Blair
Phone: 03192-234060/232642/234061
Timing Information


Closed on Monday.
Price Information


Entry fee (permit charges): Rs 50 (Indians), Rs 25 (Children), Rs 500 (Foreigners), Rs 25 (Camera).


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by S Roy Biswas
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