Take A Boat Ride To Tamil Nadu’s Kurusadai Island & Spot Corals & Marine Life

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
by Vaishalee Kalvankar 805

The southern part of India is famous for its scenic beauty across the globe. Among all the states in the south, Tamil Nadu is known for food, temples, architectural beauty, beaches, heritage sites and waterfall. In order to boost tourism in the state, the Government of Tamil Nadu has plans to start boat rides to the beautiful Island, Kurusadai.

Experience Corals and Natural Beauty

There are 21 islands in the Gulf of Mannar and Kurusudai is one of them. The island is blessed with sea creatures, corals and natural beauty. The incredible flora and fauna here will simply blow your mind. The island is spread across 168 acres and you can easily spot crabs, sea cucumber and sea urchins. If you happen to be lucky, you might also spot humpback dolphins.

First of its kind in India

Mandapam range officer G Venkatesh in his conversation with TOI stated that travelling to an island in the Marine national park is counted as an offence but this initiative is for the benefit of local fishermen and tourists. This initiative is the very first of its kind in India. The main motive is to create awareness and educate the people about the marine ecosystem and the islands.

Jetty from Kunthukal, 10km from Rameswaram.

The round trip will be of a duration of 90 minutes and the jetty trip will begin from Kunthukal. As per reports the timing for bats would be 7 am to 2 pm and can be cancelled due to bad climatic conditions or dangerous waves. The boating trip will be operated by the eco-tourism federation and is approved by the wildlife management plan.

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