Gulf Of Mannar Marine National Park

Gulf Of Mannar Marine National Park Timings, Entry fees, How to reach?

This park stretches over an area of 6.23 Sq. Km. This marine park constitutes 21 small Islands, which falls under Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram Districts. This area is known to contain 3000 species.

1986Declared as a National Park
1989Converted to Biosphere Reserve

Tourist Attractions: Coral Reefs, Green Sea Turtles., Seagrass, Mangroves, Islands etc

Glass-bottomed boats, Former Fishing Boats and Rowboats are available for Snorkelling, Skin and Scuba Diving.

Gulf Of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve

S.NoIsland NameArea in HectaresLocation
1Van Island16Tuticorin
2Kasuwar Island19.5Tuticorin
3Karaichalli Island16.46Tuticorin
4Villanguchalli Island0.95Tuticorin
5Upputhanni Island29.94Vembar
6Puluvinchalli Island6.12Vembar
7Nallathanni Island110Vembar
8Anaipar Island11Kilakarai
9Valimunai Island6.72Kilakarai
10Appa Island28.63Kilakarai
11Poovarasanpatti Island0.25Kilakarai
12Talairi Island75.15Kilakarai
13Valai Island10.15Kilakarai
14Mulli Island10.20Kilakarai
15Hare Island129.04Mandapam
16Manoli Island25.90Mandapam
17Manoliputti Island2.34Mandapam
18Poomarichan Island16.58Mandapam
19Pullivasal Island29.95Mandapam
20Krusadai Island65.80Pamban
21Shingle Island12.69Pamban

Best Time to Visit: Oct-Mar.

Please note that it is closed for visitors entry now.

Opening Timings

Morning Hours: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Afternoon Hours: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Entry forTicket Cost
Children (5- 10 years)Rs.5
Below 5 yearsNo fee

How to reach Gulf Of Mannar Marine National Park?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Madurai which is 150 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Rameswaram which is 7 Km away.

By Road

  1. This park can be reached from Rameswaram, Tuticorin and other Major cities for Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

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  1. Can u please tell how to reach there and tourist are allowed or not now??