Introducing Marine National Park
This gorgeous, isolated park (Indian/foreigner Rs 30/250, Narara car permit Rs 35/200, camera Rs 50/250, video Rs 2500/US$200;
Industry along the coast has affected this fragile ecosystem. In January 2005 Essar Oil, responsible for a new refinery in the region, paid for a whole coral reef to be shifted 1km from its original location. It’s hoped the transplant will prevent damage to the marine ecology, which is threatened by an undersea petrol pipeline and rising sedimentation.
Travel across Gujarat, taking in the clash of sights, cities and cultures that make this colourful country famous. Explore holy Buddhist caves in Porbandar, marvel at the wildlife in Sasan Gir Wildlife Santuary and chill by the beach in Dwarka, all the while meeting friendly locals and indulging in spicy delights.