Gulf Of Mannar Marine National Park

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.

Date Details
1986 Declared as a National Park
1989 Converted 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.No Island Name Area in Hectares Location
1 Van Island 16 Tuticorin
2 Kasuwar Island 19.5 Tuticorin
3 Karaichalli Island 16.46 Tuticorin
4 Villanguchalli Island 0.95 Tuticorin
5 Upputhanni Island 29.94 Vembar
6 Puluvinchalli Island 6.12 Vembar
7 Nallathanni Island 110 Vembar
8 Anaipar Island 11 Kilakarai
9 Valimunai Island 6.72 Kilakarai
10 Appa Island 28.63 Kilakarai
11 Poovarasanpatti Island 0.25 Kilakarai
12 Talairi Island 75.15 Kilakarai
13 Valai Island 10.15 Kilakarai
14 Mulli Island 10.20 Kilakarai
15 Hare Island 129.04 Mandapam
16 Manoli Island 25.90 Mandapam
17 Manoliputti Island 2.34 Mandapam
18 Poomarichan Island 16.58 Mandapam
19 Pullivasal Island 29.95 Mandapam
20 Krusadai Island 65.80 Pamban
21 Shingle Island 12.69 Pamban

Best Time to Visit: Oct-Mar.


Opening Timings

Morning Hours: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Afternoon Hours: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Entry for Ticket Cost
Adult Rs.10
Children (5- 10 years) Rs.5
Below 5 years No 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 help us how to reach gulf of manar marine national park visiting best timing and contact numbers.

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

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