The first marine national park of india, pirotan islands

May 5, 2016

Pirotan islands, a fragile ecosystem, located at the costal area of gujarat state, India

A sparse ecosystem where we can look into the corals and its biodiversity without diving underwater.Hence you can see the whole surrounding area during ebbs, by moving in about 2 feet of water.

Due to some restrictions by the forest department, you can visit this amazing place in a specific period of time mostly from November to February when the winter prevails and sea water is much clear.

So Don’t miss the opportunity while you can explore India’s first marine national park.

Why Pirotan Is One of The Rare Ecosystem In The World…???

Exploring 2 kms of surrounding area with the tour guide who is well aware of marine life and animals you can have the amazing experience of marine creatures without diving into the sea.

Therefore to explore the marine life, you do not have to learn swimming, diving or any of the underwater skills. Just wear a shoes and pair of shorts and have fun in sea water with coral reefs and horrific crabs and puffer fish.

so these unique features makes the pirotan island one of the rare ecosystem in the world, where you can explore without being skilled.

How to reach there…?

Jamnagar is a well-known city of Gujarat state, India. You can find the train from any part of the country and flight from Mumbai daily.

From Jamnagar, You have to go to bedi port by road. You can take taxi, auto and even your own vehicle to go at port and then by boat, which is organised by the locals over there. Feeling the mesmerizing and beautiful landscapes around the sea and small islands will make you reach the Pirotan in 45 mins.

Best time to visit…?

October to march in winter season is considered the best time to visit.

Pirotan islands
view from the top of light house

We started a 2 km walk around the sea and explored the marine life with our tour guide. Things that you must have with you is sunscreen lotion, dare not to go without it or you will return as a different person. As in most of the sun-kissed beaches, you will feel here the sun kissing you with its extreme heats…!

There is no organization of food and water at the island. you have to bring your own and if you are planning with any tour guide or operator make sure you clear all these things before departing.

Crab at Pirotan islands
It Bites If You Are Not Aware
Octopus at pirotan islands
Octopus Captured changing its colour

One can see octopus, jelly fish, star fish, colourful corals, exotic marine flowering plants, puffer fish, sea horse, lobsters, etc. and if you are  lucky, maybe a dugong which resemble seals.

Corals at Pirotan islands
corals surrounding the land in most of the part of beach
Ringed coral reefs at pirotan islands
ringed by coral reefs, sandy beaches and mangrove swamps these islands are a treasure trove of marine species

ringed by coral reefs, sandy beach and mangrove swamps, these islands are a treasure-trove of marine species.

waiting for our boats to sail us back to the destination from were we started.

Waiting for tide at pirotan islands
waiting for our boats to sail us back to the destination from were started.

One of My Friends once quoted “Treat life as a sea, heart as a shore and people like waves. It doesn’t matter how many waves are there? What matters is the one that touches the seashore”

This is what I learned by paying a visit to amazing Pirotan island. As a result travelling makes and further helps the individual and the society to be modest and open minded and hence the society is going to be one healthy place to live!!!

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Just a single day trip that can be done only in few months of a year.. so pack your bags, pursue your passion and just go! The rest will make their way…

Happy Travelling…

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  • Reply Bhawika October 7, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Hello! Thanks for the information. Where can I take permission for visiting the Pirotan island? Can it be done online? Or do I have to visit the forest department? Please help me with its address if possible. Thanks!

    • hardik
      Reply hardik October 11, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      Hello Bhavika, Due to environmental concerns visiting pirotan islands is restricted now. We will let you know if sooner or later government allows to visit them in future, just comment your email address and we will inform you.

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  • Reply Dr. Pranav Bhadesia April 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Awesome and Beautiful… Hope to visit it soon 😉

  • Reply Dharmik Gajjar April 9, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Hey hardik, its a very Good thing that u r writing this kindly of blog.. Bcoz Now a dys ppl dnt think D way u think.. The way u sagregate knowledge n the way the blog is executed, its fantastic.. N eargerly waiting to visit this place asap

    • hardik
      Reply hardik April 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      Hi Dharmik… Thank you very much.. I am really Happy that you liked my blog. Tell me when you are gonna visit the place, i will help you in deciding the itinerary.

  • Reply Payal April 7, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Lovely article. Would love to visit this place.. Thank you for sharing such amazing facts about it !

    • hardik
      Reply hardik April 8, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Hi Payal… I am Happy that You Liked the blog… its really a nice place… you must visit it… you will love it.

  • Reply Meghana dholakia April 5, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    NYc Blog ! VRy Beautiful place

    • hardik
      Reply hardik April 6, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Yes Meghna… Its really a Beautiful Place…

  • Reply Prachi gajjar April 5, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    V nyc effort… superb

    • hardik
      Reply hardik April 6, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Thnxx Prachi… we glad you enjoyed reading..

  • Reply Chintan Dholakia April 5, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Wonderful places……!!!!!!!

    • hardik
      Reply hardik April 5, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Thanks chintan… and yes indeed its a wonderful place.

  • Reply Bhoomi April 5, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Very Beautifully Written Blog..Waiting For The Next Trip to see all The Beauty of Nature ..😊😊

    • hardik
      Reply hardik April 5, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Hi Bhoomi… Thanks for the appreciation, you must see this place if you are a nature lover and believe me it will be a lifetime experience for you.

  • Reply Pankaj Bhatt March 29, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    It was really a wonderful one day trip.It was unforgettable experience.Rare creatures were in front of us. It was lifetime​experience. I am proud to have such a wonderful place in our country.You made the trip possible and Thank you is a small word to express my feelings.I thank God for sending this opportunity in my life.

  • Reply Pooja vadgama March 29, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Owesome …..nice place…..feeling happy….

  • Reply Bhavesh Rasiklal Dholakia March 27, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Awesome place Hardik, i’have never heard b4 of this place, thanks Hardik to show me, my Next trip to Pirotan Islands…

    • hardik
      Reply hardik March 28, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Thank You Bhavesh…. We Will Be Waiting For You to Join us on Pirotan Trip..

  • Reply Rahul March 26, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Lately joined the blog coz we were for Gujrat tour in December. But this years December definitely planning to visit. Nice information Hardik

    • hardik
      Reply hardik March 27, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Thank You Rahul. Yes December is the actually the perfect time to visit.

  • Reply Chirag Beladiya March 26, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Good going brother. Will surely plan to visit Pirotan island ecosystem.

    • hardik
      Reply hardik March 27, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Thank You Chirag.

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