The Marine National Park in the Gulf of Kutch is located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat’s Dwarka district.
About Marine National Park
Marine National Park was India’s first of its kind, established in the early 1980s.
The Marine National Park is India’s first national marine park, with 42 islands off the coast of Jamnagar. Pirotan is the most well-known of the islands.
The Marine National Park, which is inundated by volatile seawaters twice a day, acts as a precursor to a very fragile ecosystem that is as good as any underwater forest ecosystem. The protected area contains a wide range of habitats, including coral reefs, mangroves, mudflats, streams, estuaries, and sandy strands, as well as saline grasslands, marshy areas, and rocky coasts.
Turtles, shrimp, sponges, eels, and sea urchins lie among the corals, and huge schools of fish produce a spectacular array of colors that is unknown, unseen, and unimaginable.
Marine National Park Timings
The entry timetable changes every day since Narada and Poshitra are only accessible during low tide. You’ll need to provide your passport and complete some papers before you can enter.
Timings:- 09:00 AM To 06:00 PM
The Fauna and Flora At Marine National Park
There are 70 different types of sponges. Coral contains 52 species, 44 of which are hard corals. There are 10 soft coral species and about 90 bird species.
Other coelenterates found here include jellyfish, Portuguese man of war, and sea anemones. Arthropods include 27 prawn species, 30 crab, lobster, shrimp, and other crustaceans. Mollusks such as pearl oysters and sea slugs can be found.
There is also an octopus that changes color.
There are seven species of mangroves here, which perform critical tasks such as balancing salt and freshwater systems and preserving the coast from erosion. The roots of mangrove trees are unique, reaching up through the mud and out of the sea.
Marine National Park Entry Fee
Entry Fee:- RS 150 per head, but if a guide is hired, it would cost RS 100 per head.
Best Time To Visit At Marine National Park
the best time to visit the marine national park is October to March is the fair period to visit the sanctuary.
Other Attractions Nearby Marine National Park
- Lakhota Talav Jamnagar
- Bala Hanuman Temple
- Lakhota Palace & Museum
- Darbargadh Palace
- Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary
Marine National Park Contact Number
Contact Number:- 0288 2679355
How To Reach Marine National Park
The nearest bus station to this park is Jamnagar.
The nearest rail stations to the Marine National Park are in Jamnagar and Rajkot. Jamnagar is only 7 kilometers from the park.
The nearest airport, Jamnagar Airport, is located 7 kilometers away in Jamnagar city.