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the rocky and low coastline at marine national park that houses various species of corals, jellyfish, lobster, crabs and more

Asha Marudi, Gujarat, India

Marine National Park

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Rich Marine Biodiversity

Marine National Park in Gujarat, is a unique and ecologically diverse protected area situated in the Gulf of Kutch along the Arabian Sea coast.

It is renowned for its rich marine biodiversity, making it the first marine sanctuary in India. It spans approximately 163 square kilometers and includes a range of habitats such as coral reefs, intertidal zones, mangrove forests, and numerous islands.

a western reef heron spotted at marine national park in gujarat

The park is home to a variety of marine species, including coral, seagrass, mollusks, and a wide array of fish and invertebrates.

The coral ecosystems in Marine National Park are not only visually stunning but also ecologically significant.

Vital Marine Conservation

The park plays a crucial role in conserving and protecting marine life and habitats. It is a designated Ramsar Wetland site, recognized for its importance in preserving coastal and marine ecosystems. The park also serves as a vital breeding ground for various marine species, including endangered ones, highlighting its significance in marine conservation efforts.

the rocky and low coastline at marine national park that houses various species of corals, jellyfish, lobster, crabs and more

The best time to visit Marine National Park is during the winter months, from November to February. During this period, the weather is pleasant and conducive to outdoor activities like snorkeling and wildlife watching. Monsoon season, from June to September, should be avoided due to heavy rainfall and rough seas.

Getting There

location_cityState & Capital - Gandhinagar, Gujarat

flightJamnagar Airport - 138 Kilometers

directions_carJamnagar - 142 Kilometers via GJ SH 6 and NH 151A

trainDwarka Railway Station - 30 Kilometers

four black baby sea turtles as seen at coast of marine national park

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