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Snorkeling At Gandhi Park

 
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    Snorkeling At Gandhi Park

    Situated at heart of the Port Blair, the capital of the union territory, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Gandhi Park is one of the mostly frequented tourist spots. It is a blend of natural brilliance, artificial creations and historical monuments. 

    The lakes of Gandhi Park are mainly used for water sports like scuba diving,sailing, snorkeling, surfing and paddle boating. Strict safety measures are taken so that the water sports can be enjoyed with proper comfort.

    The Dilthaman Tank, which was the only source of drinking water to Port Blair is developed into Gandhi Park in an unbelievably short time of 13 days.  

    Location

    Town:  Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

    Exact Location:  Wandoor, 30-km Southwest of Port Blair, Andaman Islands

    How to get there:  

    By Air: Chennai/Calcutta to Port Blair. Take a local transport or a ferry to Bala Reef.

    By Sea: Regular passenger ship services ply between Port Blair and Chennai (1,190 km), Kolkata (1,255 km) and Visakhapatnam. Take a local transport or a ferry to Bala Reef.

    Nearest Town:  Port Blair which is 57 km away.

    Distance : Chennai - Port Blair - 1190kms, Calcutta - Port Blair- 1255kms

    Best time to visit :  October to May 

    Other Info 

    Places to see around Gandhi Park are Cellular jail which is located at Port Blair. It has been a mute witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters, who were incarcerated in the Jail.

    Andaman water sports complex which is a unique sports complex offering a huge amount of water sports. 

    Children's traffic park near Aberdeen Water Sports Complex is set up by the Traffic Police to educate young children about the traffic rules. 

    Facts

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands Gandhi Park has a children's park created recently, where children are provided with all sorts of sporting equipments. It also had an amusement park and an entertainment park. 

    A wide variety of deer such as spotted deer, hog deer, barking deer, sambar etc make up the The Ecosystem of Gandhi Park.
     
    One can also view a vast variety of birds like long-tailed and red-breasted parakeets, grey-fronted and imperial green pigeons, vernal hanging parrot, scarlet minivet, emerald dove, drongos and white-bellied sea eagles.