Sriharikota Island Tourism


Sriharikota Island, also called Sriharikote is a barrier island off the coast of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh in India. Sriharikota Island houses India`s only satellite launch center in the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, also known as SHAR and is used by the Indian Space Research Organisation to launch satellites using multi-stage rockets such as the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle.

Sriharikota Island separates the Pulicat Lake from the Bay of Bengal, and is home to the bustling town of Pulicat. It lies in Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh. The nearest town to Sriharikota Island is Sullurpeta, which has the nearest railway station. Sriharikota Island is however connected by expressways to Chennai.