Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Narara island is one of the 42 island that constitutes marine national park near Jamnagar, the park was open for public in 1982 and is spawn across 163 Sq. Km.
This education camp will benefit students from std 8, Narara island is the only island connected to Jamnagar by road, hence tourist can easily reach to this place. During low tide one can walk on the coral reef and observe the coral reef life like coral conchs, crabs, octopus, sponges, prawns, starfish etc.
15 different types of land grass and many types of sea weed can also be seen.
At present a students and teachers can enjoy a night stay and education program in Narara, Teachers / Students can enrol to this program by filling form from marine national park office in Jamnagar.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
aquatic species and hence is a major attraction of local and foreign
Species here includes Octopus, coral, shells, algae plants, live oyster,
prawns and crabs. The water near Narara and Pirotan is shallow which is
the most suitable for the tourist to explore the park and look for
Aquatic species in the India's Only preserved National Marine Park near
The sea of Gujarat is around 1600 KM, longest for a state in India. And
Jamnagar has around 220 KM of longest sea-shore in whole Gujarat. The
low tide marine national park makes Jamnagar an interesting place for
Aquatic Species lovers. In other parts of world to explore this kind of
species you need to go to underwater.
Main attraction of the park is species like starfish, jellyfish. Some
times rare octopus and dolphins are seen as well.
This is one of the 42 island in Arabian Sea which has park covered with
Coral Reefs, Mangrove swamps which provide excellent Indian Aquatic
Many other life forms are seen like algae, coral, fishes, prawns,
turtles, sea snakes, sea birds etc.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Have left the city since last 13 years or so, every time I visit Jamnagar, I always had one hope, this time the road from railway station to city will at least be pothole free, Lakhota will be clean and the walls around it will be mended, all the near by gardens will have some signs of nature, those gardens won't be a open gambling place. Like new buildings of
State and city administration, i could see at least cleaned up and un-fractured public utility places.
And every time, my expectations managed to exceed ground reality, the ground reality is same in every "growing" city in India.
Where are the roads that I always dreamed, where is the clean city, where are dustbins, where are cleaners that I am sure JMC is showing in their annual accounts, where is the supposedly infrastructure expected by a municipal corporation of a city that has world largest grass root refinery, the city that contributes around 25-30% share in petroleum produce of this country, the city that has brass parts industries, defense, natural reservoirs, exotic beaches like Pirotan and narara.
Alas, it is a dream, and the reality check is far away from the dream, city administration does not care, nor any politicians, administrative officials or any citizen of this city, Yes, we all are equally responsible for the state of this city.
We citizens, clean our house, throw the trash outside, hoping those whom we pay tax will collect it for us, they will keep this city as clean and shining as we do with our house, we park our vehicles wherever we like, we ride them as if a child is learning how to play with a remote control car, we do push our kids to clean the house, but we don't teach them to keep the garbage in dustbin when we are out, we don't care to follow traffic, stay organized and of course maintain public cleanliness.
And we blame administration for not doing enough, if they are not doing enough, we all are equally responsible.
Anjali news channel has recently started campaign for saving Lakhota lake, let us all join and contribute all we can to make our city "Paris" again.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Three day long Global Bird Watchers Conference ended on Friday with Narara hiking and Pirotan excursion, foreigners were excited to see diversified flora and fauna of the Gujarat state and especially of Jamnagar. Bird watchers from far west and Europe were thrilled to see that excellent marine biology exists just beside a well maintained aquatic bird reserve Khijadia.
Khijadia was main attraction of the conference, around 400 visitors spotted more then 180 species of birds in Khijadia, many writers and bloggers commented appreciation for this wonderful place.
Conference also displayed many research papers and documents from many bird experts.
CM Narendra Modi, Tourism Minister Jai Narayan Vyas and Jam Sahib Shri ShatruShalyaji promised to declare early winter period a Bird Watching season from next year onwards to boost eco tourism.
Monday, August 29, 2011
However recent experiences from a Tourism Fair at Surat revealed that Gujarat Tourism is not looking forward to attract Gujaratis, When asked about Pirotan Island visit, officials asked them to visit Jamnagar and arrange the trip from there. The fact is one needs a permission from forest / marine department clearance before visiting either Pirotan, Narara or any other island under the Marine National Park.
It is very shamefull that Gujarat Tourism Development authorities also published most of the flyers in english , perhaps reused the distribution flyers that was meant for oversea customers.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Bhavnagar based CSMRI recently found around 93 new species of florals near Vadinar, this area is in close proximity to Pirotan and Narara Island in Jamnagar.
Of these 93 species around 13 are found first time rest 80 species are found elsewhere in the world but not near Jamnagar. These species are variety in sea-weeds.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Under a conservation project for eco-diversity, Gujarat State Forest dept will get some coral from Lakshadweep, and re-plantation them in Jamnagar Marine National Park
These Acropora Corals are on the brink of extinction, earlier it was found in abundance now are a rare sight in Pirotan / Narara.
Two more coral species, Corites and Feviya, will also be replanted. Jamnagar's Marine National park is of the few parks in world where travellers can see coral in shallow water also.
This Project funded by World bank will have lifecycle of 5 years.
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