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5 Interesting Things to See at The Marina Park and Aquarium

Andaman is not just limited to a trip to the historical Cellular Jail or water sports and beach bathing. It has a lot more to offer than tourists may be aware of.  Having been already established as a great place to relax and rejuvenate, the Andaman, also has a completely different side to it, which may be referred to as its educational side. Apart from learning about various historical events which took place primarily during the reign of the British in India, there are certain places in Andaman which also offer a knowledgeable yet fun experience for the tourists.

The Marina Park and Aquarium Entrance

One such great place is the Marina Park and Aquarium also known as the Samudrika Marine Park, located at the unspoilt beaches of Port Blair. This park has a lot to offer, especially for kids and marine life enthusiasts. There is a lot to see at the park and aquarium as it will require at least a complete day to enjoy the entire space. Let’s find out what things are unique here and what things can be learnt or discovered at this place, as it displays a wide variety of endemic marine organisms and habitats.

5 Interesting Things About the Marina Park

1. First and foremost, a lot can be learnt about the 350 different species of marine organisms and their preferred habitat which had once thrived across the different sea beds of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, since they are all one display, preserved in glass jars.

2. The aquarium houses quite a few live marine animals which include the table corals, sea turtles, sharks, crabs and starfishes along with different types of shells and other corals.

3. The park also holds the skeleton of a huge sperm whale, popular for being the largest toothed whale to have been found across the whole world.

The Sperm Whale Skeleton at Marina Park

4. The Marina Park is also the abode of live display of dolphins and endangered saw fishes, barely seen on the Indian coasts.

5. Another amazing thing about this Park is that has lush green lawns surrounding it offering a great picnic spot for those who intend to spend the entire day learning about marine life and then relaxing nearby while enjoying the greenery around.

The Picnic Lawn surrounding the Marina Park

The Marina Park is the best place to keep your children busy the whole if you are traveling with family and proves to be an excellent place to learn and have fun at the same time. It is conveniently located in Port Blair and is only small drive away from your hotel. You can either choose to take a trip of the park on your first day of landing at Port Blair or you can take a look at it on the day of your departure from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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