South Button Island National Park




Brief


In the Andaman and Nicobar Islands,off the coast of India,the South Button Island National Park is situated, which covers the total area of about 2 square miles(5km2).

Chromatic blue water and abundantgreen trees and shrubsadds beauty to this island.Different types of coloured fish and reeds of various shapes can be seen under the water which make it a new world.

The South Button Island National Park is on the south-west of Havelock Island.By motor boat it takes hardly two hours.Shallow water coral reefs can be seen clearly in this Island that draws the main attention.

Depth of these Tropical coral reefs is 6 ft (1.8 m) as shallow water.Scuba Diving is very popular sport here which is world famous.

On the southern side this island is a small spot in the sea with a rock-face rising out of the water, is petty more than an acrein area, which is beautiful coral garden with many fascinating Grottoes. This small island descend along a tiny wall submerged on the western side and is host to schooling Snappers, Surgeonfish, Barracuda, Big-Eye Trevally and Napoleon Wrasse.Brag of a exquisite water expanse of coral garden in as much as 12 meters of water in the eastern side around which Manta Rays and Devil Rays often visit with the occasional Leopard Shark.Water Lizards, Dugong, Octopuses, Morays, Lionfish, Shrimp and Nudibranchs of manycolors and shapes are found in South Button Island National Park in large quantity.

In and Around


South Button is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkelling.

Long Island and Havelock Island lying close to South Button are an awe-inspiring bunch of islands. The scenic beauty of the beaches here is beautiful beyond what words can describe. You ought to be there to experience the bliss!

North Button and Middle Button islands along with South Button Islands form an arch in the Bay of Bengal. These are spectacular islands that you simply cannot miss!

Best Time


Best time to visit south button island national park is from December to April.

How to Reach


By Air
The nearest airports is in Port Blair city in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

By Rail
There is no railway station in South Button Island.

By Road
The South Button Island National Park is not connected by roads. Visitors can reach the park through ferries or by motor boats from Port Blair city, which is approximately 73 km (45 miles) away from the park.

Stay / Eat


Where to Stay
Accommodation facilities are not provided in the park area. But hotels are available at Long Island, Havelock Islands and Port Blair. Some of these include:

The Wild Orchid
Beach No. 5, Vijaynagar,
Havelock Island,
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744211

Hotel Abhishek
Goal Ghar, Junglighat,
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744101

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