The rich wildlife sanctuaries in Gujarat offers ideal showcase of diverse varieties of wildlife in India. This sanctuary offers extensive wild view offer for the wildlife enthusiasts. Marine Sanctuary and National Park is located in the Gulf of Kutch, Jamnagar district in Gujarat. This sanctuary offers with infinite natural panorama and faunal residents. The Gulf of Kutch is located on the west coast of India near to the Arabian Sea.
Marine National Park– Introduction
The Marine Sanctuary and the Marine National Park were established in 1980 and 1982 respectively. They are made to protect the threatened marine flora and fauna in the area. The Marine Sanctuary extends over an area of 270 Sq. Km stretching from Okha to Jodhya. Out of that area, 110 sq. km was notified as the Marine Park. The majority of the landscape is dominated by a complex coral reef ecosystem. Apart from the corals you can find mainly six species of mangroves in this area.
Wildlife in Marine National Park:
The main park population are the marine life that include turtles, shrimp, eels, sponge, sea urchin lurk and huge fishes. The mammals that can be found in the Marine National Park are dugong, gangetic dolphin, jackal, jungle cat, and leatherback turtle. It is also a home to wide variety of birds that include white-tailed eagle, imperial eagle, pallid harrier, Indian courser, western reef egret, pelican, flamingo etc
Marine National Park- Tourist Information
The climate here in Marine National Park remains very pleasant throughout the year supporting the life of many marine lives.
Best time to visit -
The best time to visit the Marine National Park is in the months of October and March.
Getting there -
By Air -
The nearest airport to Marine National Park is at Jamnagar, which is merely at a distance of 7 km.
By Rail –
The nearest railway station is Jamnagar, located to a distance of 7 km from Marine National Park.
By Road -
Regular buses ply between Marine National Park and Jamnagar, ensuring comfortable roadway communication.