Situated on Coral Atoll, Agatti island is just 7.5 km long island in Lakshadweep, Union Territory of India. Located 460 km away from Cochin in the Arabic ocean Agatti Island is lived by 7460 inhabitants. Although not big compared to other islands Agatti Island is not less than any other island in a matter of amazing view and geographical conditions. Surrounded by the cerulean blue ocean enriched with coral reefs, turtles, different species of colorful fishes and pearl white sandy beaches Agatti Island is another jewel from the collections of Lakshadweep Island.
Agatti Island is blessed with The aesthetic beauty of crystal clear azure blue water by all sides gives you plenty of water-related activities. Water sports are mostly done by tourists which includes scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, and boating. Other than that for your romantic walks along with your partner or just chatty long walks with your family or friends Agatti island is again blessed with magnificent white sand beaches just to be touched by ocean waves in rhythm. You can indulge in activities provided by your resort as well. You can take a boat to visit other islands as well or hire a private boat for a ride through the ocean near Agatti Island to watch the exotic marine life.
To visit Agatti Island in Lakshadweep the best time is from October to March as the climate is moderate and the temperature is between 20 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees celsius. From April to May is the summer season and the temperature is quite high which can be a mood killer. The monsoon season which begins from the month June to September is not at all made for tourism on any part of Lakshadweep as rains can get heavy and stormy.
To reach Agatti Island of Lakshadweep All you have to do is reach Cochin via any transport system, and from there you can take a plane to reach Agatti Island or you can take a Boat or ship ride. The best part of Agatti island is it is directly connected to the mainland by Airport and this is the only Airport on Lakshadweep Island. The rest of the islands are connected only by sea route or some of them are connected with Helicopters.
Agatti Island Beach Resort and Sea-shells resort are the only two options available at Agatti Island for tourists to stay, which is why advanced booking is a must for tension-free travel. Moreover, permits for tourists are only allowed if you have confirmed your stay and for more information visit the official website of Agatti Island. With only two resorts on the island assures you of less crowd and absolute tranquility.
To stop the overcrowding on Lakshadweep Islands and endangering it Indian Government has made it compulsory to take entry permits prescribed under the LM&A (Restriction of entry & residence) Rule 1967 which can be downloaded from the internet and procedure to be followed as mentioned on the website. Indians and foreigners are both required to get the entry permit before boarding a flight or ship from Cochin to Agatti Island. Although Indians are permitted to all islands on Lakshadweep, Foreigners are only allowed on Agatti island, Kadmat island, and Bangaram beach resort.
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