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Krusadai Island is located to the west of Pamban Bridge. It is a marine biosphere and a paradise for the marine biologists and nature lovers as well. This island is 4 km from Mandapam in Ramanathapuram district. Krusadai Islands is considered the haven of exceptional and almost extinct species of the marine sphere. Moreover, this island is one of much loved exploration spots for aquatic researchers and marine specialists. The Kurusadi Island symbolizes its widespread outstanding flora and fauna reserve and hence, it protects and also encourages the dynamic growth of marine species that exist in that region.
It should be noted that the Kurusadi Island is recognized globally for its distinct coral reefs. The island is open for tourists provided that they obtain prior permission from the Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department personnel to enjoy watching the coral reef and marine wealth such as dolphins and sea cows called Dugong.
Being a marine ecotourism center, the Kurusadai Island offers a visual pleasure to the tourists who can look at the dolphins and sea-cows diving in the Gulf of Mannar. The major factor that makes the place unique from the rest of the neighboring Islands is its elite wealth of a typical balanoglossus organism that is considered to be one of the most valued living fossils existing in the aqua biosphere of the Earth.
Exotic Marine Life in Krusadai Island
Yet another interesting asset of the Krusadai Island is sea anemone, which resembles the shape of an amoeba once it is touched or disturbed. There is an innumerable range of sea weeds, sea grasses and multi-hued reefs that are spread over the shallow bed of the luminous water that brightens up the ambience of the entire place. Coral reefs in the island appear in different shades ranging from violet to red and these coral reefs of the Islands are a special attraction and they are primary preference of the marine biologists. The Kurusadi Island is well known for lot more assets such as algae, sponges, crabs, starfishes and sea cucumbers and it is considered the home for many other enticing aquatic species.
Facilities at Krusadai Island
As the Kurusadi Island is a quite popular tourist destination, the entire island is well equipped with a wide network of best in class hotels and guest houses. There are stunning cottages that provide a rustic charm and modern-day hotels providing state-of-the-art facilities apart from offering customized care and comfort.
Located pretty close to Mandapam, the Krusadai Island is well connected to the Pamban Bridge and it is only 20 km away from the pilgrim center – Rameswaram. Furthermore, the island offers a range of transportation facilities for the convenience of its tourists.