Samudrika Naval Marine Museum

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Time Required: 2 - 3 hrs

Timings:

Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed on Mondays

Entry Fee:

Adults: INR 50 adults,
Kids (aged 5 - 12): INR 25 kids 5-12,
Free entry for senior citizens (A&N), differently abled, and freedom fighters
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Samudrika Naval Marine Museum, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Overview

Samudrika Naval Museum is located on the South Andaman Island in the capital city of Port Blair and is the pride project of the Indian Navy. With comprehensive coverage of the marine life present in the deep waters surrounding the island chain's territories, this fascinating museum is an amazing source for details on the environment in the ocean, its ecosystem and its biodiversity. The museum also provides in-depth knowledge on the history and culture of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Samudrika Naval Museum has five sections that can each cover the history of the islands, the geographical information, the people of Andaman, the archaeology and the prime allure: the marine life. This museum is home to 350 varieties of marine life including rare fish, enamouring seashells, and diverse corals. Visitors are greeted at the entrance of the museum by the enormous skeleton of a young blue whale, the world's largest mammal. The well-maintained Museum is spread over five rooms, which present the history of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Geographical information, People of the Island, Archaeology and Marine Life of the Island. But the showstopper of this Museum is the huge skeleton of a Blue whale present at the lawn which was once rescued from the Nicobar Island.

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The first room covers the essentials facts about the Andamans. Information about the volcanoes, tribals, forests, and insects of the region is displayed here. The next room is the aquarium, which is home to a variety of fish and underwater species scuttling about their watery abode. There are rooms devoted to the varied species of coral reefs and seashells. The final chamber is the tribal room, detailing the history of the development of the tribes present in the islands, as well as their lifestyle. All the information at this marvellous museum has been simplified for absorption by a layperson. One may conclude their trip here with a visit to the gift shop, offering a range of souvenirs related to the exhibits present.

f you want your accommodation beside the Museum, you can book one of the several economic hotels that are present in the area. Hotel Hilltop, Hotel Driftwood and Hotel Palika Palace are nearby. If you want a comfortable stay, you can head on to the APWD Circuit House which is located at Haddo, just a minute’s walk from the Samudrika Marine Naval Museum. It is worth mentioning that marine life attracts us very much and it is always vibrant. If you want to take a look at the life that is spread in underwater, then Samudrika Marine Naval Museum should be your destination.

The Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is situated just opposite to the Andaman Teal House at Delanipur locality, which is at the Northern part of Port Blair. The central part of the city is just 8 kilometers far from the Museum. 
Moreover, as the Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is situated in an Island City, you can also reach here through ferry as well. It is guaranteed that the ferry will be the most exciting and interesting commute than any other. If you are coming from Ross Island (Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island), then get down at the Aberdeen Jetty (3 kilometers far). Boats coming from Neil Island (Shaheed Island) generally harbor at the Fisheries Jetty which is the nearest Jetty to the Museum (2 kilometers).

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