Gulf Of Manner Marine National Park

This is a Marine Biosphere, and it runs along with coasts of Ramanathapuram Gulfand Thuthukudi (Tuticorin) Districts. The entire Gulf of Mannar abounds in marine life and the area covers 21 islands and 623 hectares. This National Park is full of coral reefs, the dugong, turtles, dolphins and balano-glossus. The Kurusadai Islands, off Manadapam boasts of a vast expanse of shallow waters. The coral reef, flora and fauna here are in their virgin form. Dolphins create a carefree atmosphere for tourists.

Location - Located in the areas of Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram districts near Mandapam 150 kms away from Madurai
Area - 623 ha. (21 islands)
Marine species - Characteristic tropical flora and fauna, coral reefs, dugongs, turtles, dolphins and balano-glossus.
Nearest Railway station - Mandapam Thoothukudi
Season - Throughout the year
Accommodation - Hotels at Mandapam
Other facilities - Boats
For more details - The Wildlife Warden, Gulf of Mannar, Marine National Park, 76/1, Madurai Salai, Mandapam, Ramanathapuram District 623 501.