A beautiful island in the union territory of Lakshadweep in India, Agatti Island is often known as Agathy. Scenically positioned in the blue Arabian Sea, it is 5.6 km in length and is located around 459 km from Kochi. The island is connected via flights and waterways.
Agatti Island serves as a gateway to Lakshadweep union territory. The airport located in the island is the sole airport in Lakshadweep. It operates direct flights from Kochi and Bangalore. Agatti Island is also reachable via waterways and ships are available from Mumbai and Kochi. It takes a day to reach the island from these cities. Surrounded by blue waters and coral reefs on all sides, the island is also one of the tourist hotspots in Lakshadweep. The island is open to tourists, but you will require an entry permit from Lakshadweep Administration to enter the island. It enjoys similar climate as Kerala and it can be best visited during October to March.
Among the most serene Lakshadweep island groups, Agatti is popular for its pristine breathtaking beaches and underwater activities like scuba diving & snorkeling. Walk on the serene beaches to feel and experience the true beauty of nature. A museum situated in the heart of the island displaying various replicas as well as sculptures of marine life is also worth a visit. You can hire a glass bottom boat to witness the wonderful world of coral reef. From Agatti, you can also visit Bangaram Island, the nearest island and a popular tourist spot.
The locals of Lakshadweep are known for their sea food preparations, so you definitely must savor delicious sea foods while visiting Agatti Island. The island has two hotels or resorts – Agatti Island Beach Resort & Sea Shells Beach Resort, where you can relish delectable foods. A souvenir shop is located at the resort and if you like fish, do take home some dry fish and tuna pickles.
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