Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu , India

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Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park is placed in the southeastern tip of Tamil Nadu stretching out from Rameswaram in the North to Kanyakumari in the south. It is the first marine biosphere reserve in India. Spreading over a range of 623 hectares 10,500 square kilometers, the zone depicted as the Pamban-to-Tuticorin boundary reef was proclaimed a National Park in 1986 and later changed over into a Biosphere Reserve in 1989. The Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park (GOM MNP) contains 21 islands encompassed by coral reef territories alongside shallow water natural surroundings of novel marine biodiversity. Ocean horse, Sea Cow, Dolphins, ocean cucumbers and so forth are seen here. As all the 21 islands go under the Marine National Park circle, tourism and other related exercises are NOT permitted. 
The recreation center which runs along the shorelines of Ramanathapuram and Tuthukudi / Tuticorin regions close Mandapam, 150 kilometerrs far from Madurai zone, is a piece of the Indian Ocean and lies in the middle of India and the west shoreline of Sri Lanka at a width somewhere around 160 and 200 kilometers. 

A chain of low islands and reefs known as Rama's Bridge focused around the epic Ramayana, likewise called Adam's Bridge, divides the Gulf of Mannar from the Palk Strait, which deceives the north in the middle of India and Sri Lanka. Tambaraparani River from the bank of India and the Aruvi Aru from the shoreline of Sri Lanka blends with the Indian Ocean on both sides of the recreation center

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