Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

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    Location: SH8, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2 to 3 hours.

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    Mahatma Gandhi National Park is situated in Wandoor 29 kilometers from Port Blair on the Southwestern coast of south Andaman in the Bay of Bengal. After the tsunami in 2004, it was closed for rehabilitation and has since reopened. The park is uninhabited, but it has 8 villages adjacent to the park area with a 3000 population and overall, under the administrative control of the Chief Warden of the forest department of Andaman and Nicobar Islands administration.


    Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is one of the most surreal places in Andaman island which has 20 islands and rocks. There is an opportunity for ecotourism on the Jolly and Red Skin islands. There are many ways to make your holiday charming in this park. You can take a dip into turquoise blue beach water and play some water sports with your friends or family. The park has a number of destinations or islands that are from Grub island to Jolly Buoy island and Rangat island to Neil island where you can enjoy a few hours of solidarity. You can do Trekking, Snorkeling, Scuba diving, Sea walking and Exploring beaches.


    Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

    To protect marine life specially the park is created such as the corals and nesting sea turtles and under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, this is created on 24 May, 1983. The whole park is under the protection of the Chief Wildlife Warden of the forest department.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

    Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is covered by 281.5 square km and made up of 17 islands such as Alexandra, Bell, Boat, Club, Chester, Hobday, Jolly Buoy, Malay, Pluto, Red Skin, Tarmugli, West Twin, West Twin, etc. It has 8 small villages adjacent to the parking area. The Labyrinth Islands and the Twin Islands are the main Island group in the park. The largest island, Tarmugli, is covered with Mangrove vegetation. Overall, the view of the park is so beautiful, especially during the sunset. One can enjoy their holiday or leisure with full satisfaction.

    Opening Hours

    All days of the week at 9am to 3pm.

    Entry & Others Fees

    INR 50 for adults, INR 25 for kids, INR 500 for foreigners and INR 25 per person for photography allowance. 

    How to Reach

    By Air: The nearest airport is Veer Savarkar International Airport, which is located in Port Blair, Wan door is 29 km away from Port Blair.  

    By Rail: The rail service is not available.

    By Road: Every 30 minutes, buses are available from and for Port Blair. Hire a taxi or bus in under 45 minutes and you can reach Wandoor which is easily accessible by road from all major towns in Andaman and Nicobar islands.

    Tips for Travellers

    • You have to get prior permission from the authority before entry. 
    • If you come with your family or kids, don’t forget to carry the mask, water bottle and umbrella because overheating can lead to dehydration.
    • Don’t forget to take the camera. You will never get tired of taking photos and videos.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, this place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in this place.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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