Ranked 24 among Places to Visit in Andaman
Time Required: 2 - 3 hrs
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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