Agatti Islands

Agatti Islands is one of the Lakshadweep group of islands that is known for its blissful beauty of coral reefs.

Updated: April 15, 2019

Agatti Islands is one of the Lakshadweep group of islands that is known for its blissful beauty of coral reefs.  The island is situated on one of the coral isles of Lakshadweep islands and is few of the islands from the Lakshadweep group that is inhabited by people.
With a total area of 3.3 square kilometres, Agatti island stretches over an area of 8 kilometres. The island is rich with natural vegetation and beautiful geographical formations. You can explore the island on foot or rent a two-wheeler to commute. It is the only island in Lakshadweep with its airport that makes the island extremely accessible from major parts of the world. The airport is located at a distance of 459 kilometres from the shores of Kochi, India. The locals mostly speak English and Malayalam, and Islam is the main religion of the inhabitants. The primary occupation of the people is fishing.
The Bangaram Island is the nearest Island which is about 7 kilometres from Agatti which lies to the North-East of Agatti Islands. To the South-East of Agatti is the Kavaratti Island at a distance of about 55 kilometres. The Suheli Par island is located 77 kilometres to the South of Agatti Island. The Kalpatti Island is located at the southern end of the Agatti Island which is a small area of about 0.09 square kilometres.
The splendid beaches of Agatti Island makes Agatti a perfect beach destination. The tropical climate of the Island is perfect for sunbathe lying in the clear white sand under clear blue skies. You can either choose to go on long strolls on the beach clad with tall coconut trees in the fresh and unpolluted atmosphere of the island or indulge in water sports such as snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming, kayaking, and water skiing in the beautiful tides of the Arabian Sea.
You may even give Deep Sea Fishing a try. Scuba diving and glass bottom boat ride are incredibly famous on the island. With a variety of colourful fishes, gorgeous corals and unique aquatic animals these activities are worth a try at Agatti Island.
An entry permit is required for every traveller visiting Agatti Island. The entry permit application form can be downloaded from the Internet. The duly filled entry permit form needs to be submitted to the Administrator at Lakshadweep Office in Wellington Island, Kochi along with a fee of INR 50 by cash or demand draft. The entry permit needs to be submitted to the Registration Officer or the Station House Officer within 24 hours of reaching the island. The order also needs to be surrendered to the Administrator in Kochi at the end of the tour.

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