Situated in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Samudrika Marine Museum is a popular naval museum run and managed by the Indian Navy. This museum has been set up to create awareness among people about the marine life and ocean environment. Divided into five different sections, the museum on the whole brings to the fore information related to the history, geography, people, archaeology and marine life of the Andaman Island.
A visit to the Samudrika Marine Museum enriches you with the insight of the ecosystem, plants, animals, tribal communities and marine life of the Island. It’s a perfect fusion of the old and the new, of the past and the present with sections showcasing different facet of the Island. Upon reaching here, you will be greeted by a gigantic blue whale (naturally, in skeletal form) to set the tone for more fun inside.
At Samudrika Marine Museum, visitors will know how the Islands got its name together with having a deep knowledge of the geographical history of the islands. An aquarium with fishes of all shapes and sizes, the room showcasing corals and the display of shells, all will drench you in the knowledge of the marine life of the Andamans. Other important aspects include showcasing of varieties snakes and butterflies and a peek into the tribal population of the region.