Agatti is a 5.6 km long island blessed with aquatic diversity which includes turtles, coral growths and multi colored fishes. Being the gateway to Lakshadweep, Agatti is a small chain of islands that lies about 459 km off Cochin from the mainland and the nearest island, Bangaram is situated approximately 7 km in the southwest direction. Agatti has an airport that makes this small island more accessible for the tourists. It is spread on the total land area of 2.7 km². The southern side of the island is less populated whereas the main population of the island lies in the northern side, the eastern shore comprises of sand that rises from the level of reef flat at the time of low tides. The slow pace of life at the island is really wonderful experience and makes someone feel every moment of life is precious. Adventurous aquatic sports like kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving, fishing and Water Skiing on the beaches makes this place a virtual paradise for the travelers.
How to reach Agatti Island
By Air : The only airport in Lakshadweep is located at Agatti, it is basically the entry gate to Lakshadweep. Probably it is the smallest airport in India. Air India operates an ATR 72600 from Kochi (COK) to Agatti (AGX) Daily.
Agatti Island Facts
Location : It is located at a distance of around 459 km from the Kochi.
Latitude : 11° North
Longitude : 72° East
Climate : Tropical. 22 to 30 c.
Languages : Malayalam
How to get there : By Air - The only airport in Lakshadweep is located at Agatti, it is basically the entry gate to Lakshadweep. Probably it is the smallest airport in India. Air India operates an ATR 72-600 from Kochi (COK) to Agatti (AGX) Daily.
Food & Cuisine : Spiced coconut-rich Vegetarian and Non vegetarian food.
Tourist Season : October to March is deemed the best time to visit Lakshadweep, as the sea is calmer and the weather is pleasant during this time. During the summer season, i.e. March to May; the temperature varies between 22C and 36C. This is the ideal time to indulge in water sports and adventure activities.
Things not to do : Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in all islands. Picking up Corals is a punishable crime.