Get ready for a different kind of “marine experience”! If you think a museum is boring, well think again. The Samudrika Museum at Delanipur Port Blair, Andaman Island will change that perception. Samudrika Marine Museum, also called Naval Marine Musuem, showcases marine life at its finest. To make the tour worth it, the Indian Navy makes sure the place is well maintained.
Samudrika Marine Museum has strategically divided the place into five rooms to show different aspects of Andaman Islands. But before you enter the rooms, make sure you camera click to your heart’s content the huge blue whale skeleton welcoming all guests. The blue whale skeleton came from the Nicabor Islands.
Room number one – The very first room will teach you all about the essential facts about Andamans like:
- About volcanoes of Andamans
- About tribals of Andaman
- About the different types of wood, which are found in the Andamans with the samples’ display
- About the insects of Andamans
- About the type of forests in Andamans
Room number two – The “Aqua” Room. The second room features an Aquarium showing a variety of underwater beauties. From a deadly collection of stonefish to parrot fish; name it they have it in different forms and sizes. But hey, who’s watching whom? Warning: Don’t use flash when taking pictures of the marine life, as the precious fishes can be dazzled by the sudden light.
Room number three – The “Coral” Room. What is a marine life without corals? The third room will astound you with extraordinary marine formations that the Island is proudly showcasing. A big plus in this room is that aside from seeing the unique corals, you will also know their exact location spot.
Room number four – The “Display” Room. In here, tourists will see a large-scale assortment of shells. How many seashells can you name? Know a lot more in the display room.
Room number five – The “Tribal” Room. One last stop before you get your souvenirs is the Tribal room. This room will teach you about the tribal life in Andaman Islands. Moreover, the room will also exhibit exotic butterflies and a variety of snake specimens. The Japanese period currency, which is called as “War Currency” is also on display.
Last stop would be the gift shop. Purchase and take home some souvenirs to remember a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the beautiful island of Andaman.
After your marine life overload, check out other places like the Chatham Saw Mill and Forest Museum. These added tourist spots are walking distance, so be ready with your comfy shoes and continue to enjoy your Andaman Islands adventure!
Hotels near Samudrika Marine Museum
If you want to capture all the beauty of Andaman Islands, don’t miss any of the tourist spots. There are numerous hotels around the Museum, which will offer you a luxurious stay with amenities. If you are craving for some delectable exotic cuisines, Port Blair has a lot of restaurants to satisfy your palate.
So what are you waiting for? Prepare your papers, buy a ticket and come to the beautiful Andaman Islands. And make sure your first stop would be at Samudrika Marine Museum- for your marine life overload. For maximum enjoyment, allow one to two hours for your visit. Who knows, you might even find Nemo!
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