Timings : Depends on the tides, as boat services to reach here can be used only during high tides
Time Required : 5-6 hrs
Entry Fee : An entire day round trip: INR 2100 - INR 2500 per person (includes permits, boat rent and packed meals and water you'd take along)
Pirotan Island spreads over an area of 3 square kilometres and is one of forty-two islands in the marine park area, nestled within the vicinity of the Marine National Park in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat on the western coast. As part of the first marine national park - the Gulf of Kutch Marine National Park, established in 1982, Pirotan Island offers an undisturbed rendezvous with nature in its abode. It is one of the two islands in the area which is normally permitted for tourists and visitors, Narara Island being the other one.
With only a handful of people living here which includes people from the forest department, Mujhavar at the Khwaja Khizer Dargah and a couple of people from the lighthouse, this enchanting island is much away from human habitation and way of life and comes close to being ideal if you are looking for a secluded getaway.
Although visits require permits from the local Forest Department, Customs & Ports Department, the hassle is entirely worth it. The island is a secluded getaway from the hubbub and commotion of daily life and deserves a space on your bucket list!
Air: Jamnagar airport is 10 kms away from the main city, the airport connects Jamnagar with Mumbai and local cities. There is little arrangement for connecting feeder service from the airport, it is suggested that you make prior booking for taxies or contact your hotel staff for making the necessary arrangements.
Rail: Jamnagar railway station is connected to the major cities of the country. Saurashtra Mail and Saurashtra Express run frequently between Mumbai and Jamnagar.
Road: Jamnagar is well connected with the other cities of Gujarat by road. There are intra state buses running between Rajkot, Surat, Junagarh, Ahmedabad, Porbandar and Bhuj. Apart from the state buses, there also are private bus services and taxies linking Jamnagar to the rest of the state.
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