Ranked 22 among Places to Visit in Andaman
Located on the south-western coast of the Andaman Islands, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park or Wandur National Park is a marine life conservation area situated at a distance of 25 km from the capital city of Port Blair. The wildlife sanctuary consists of a group of 12 islands which are situated in a labyrinthine shape and are home to some of the most exquisite marine life in the world including corals and resting sea turtles among other species.
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park was established in the year 1983 in order to conserve the marine life of the area. Its surrounding areas are beauteous with pristine white-sand beaches, azure skies and clear water. Covering an area of over 220 sq. km., the national park is a great place to try some snorkelling and diving in the crystal clear water of the islands giving one an opportunity to see nature's glory from a close view. The coral reefs are the highlight of the park exhibiting their glorious forms and enchanting one and all. The famous islands to visit are Jolly buoy Islands, Redskin Island, Grub Island, Rangat Island, Neil Island and Long Island. The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park can amaze and dazzle everyone visiting especially those who hold marine life and the sea close to their hearts.
Air: Regular flights are available for Port Blair from Kolkata and Chennai.
Rail: Not Available
Road: Bus services are available at Port Blair for Wandur from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM at an interval of 30 minutes. Tourist department buses are available every 2-3 minutes from the office of Director of IP&T, Port Blair.
Sea: Ships services are available for Port Blair from Kolkata, Vishakapatnam and Chennai. One can rent a canoe from the local fishermen. Boats are provided at Wandur Jetty by the local tour operators.
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