Islands is the haven of rare and near extinct species of
marine sphere. A favorite exploration spot of marine
specialists and aquatic researchers, the Islands has a
global recognition for its unique coral reefs. With proper
approval of the fisheries department the place can be
visited by general people.
Found near the borders of Mandapam, Kurusadai Islands offer
a visual delight to tourists who can watch the dolphins and
sea-cows diving freely in the Gulf of Mannar. What
distinguishes the place from other neighboring Islands is
its exclusive wealth of atypical balanoglossus organism
which is one of most precious living fossils available in
the aqua biosphere of earth.
is another interesting asset of the Islands which takes the
shape of an amoeba the moment it is touched or disturbed
otherwise. The infinite range of sea weeds, multi-hued reefs
and sea grasses spread over the shallow bed of the sparkling
water brightens up the entire ambience of the place. From
shades of violet to red, the raised coral reefs of the
Islands are not only a special attraction of the place but
also chart high on the list of marine biologists.
From algae, starfish and sponges to crabs and sea cucumbers,
Kurusadai Islands is known to be the dwelling place of many
other enticing generations of aquatic species.
A famous tourist destination, the Islands is well-equipped
with a network of hotels and guest houses. While beautiful
cottages provide a rustic charm, the contemporary hotels
offer state-of-the-art amenities along with personalized
care and comfort.
Being adjacent to Mandapam, Kurusadai Islands is connected
to nearby spots of interest via the Pamban Bridge. Only a
20km driveway from Rameswaram, the Islands offer convenient
transportation facilities to the visitors.
Symbolizing the extensive reserve of outstanding flora and
fauna, Kurusadai Islands protects and encourage the vigorous
growth of the marine species.