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Agatti Island

  • Location: 10°-51* North Latitude 72° longitude, located 459 kms, from Cochin.
  • Population: 7072
  • Land Area: 3.84 sq. Kms. 6 Kms long and 1000 mts wide
  • Climate: The climate of the island is hot when compared to the islands in the rest of the group

Agatti Island known for its blissful beauty of coral reefs, It is situated on one of the coral atolls of Lakshadweep island and is few of the islands from the group that is inhabited by the people. The island stretches over an area of 7.6 km, and it is sparsely populated. The total population of the island is roughly 7,700 as per the 2014 census. However, there is no dearth of the natural beauty on the island.

In Agatti, coral growths and multi colored coral fishes abound in its lagoons. The climate of the island is hot when compared to the islands in the rest of the group. Fishing is the moat important industry in Agatti, when is perhaps the only island besides Minicoy getting surplus fish. Next to fishing, coir and copra are the main Industries. Agatti is the airport stopover from Cochin and Goa on the way to Bangaram, which can be seen on the northern horizon. Agatti offers a fully furnished resort managed by a private entrepreneur. Unlike most other resorts in Lakshadweep, Agatti Island Beach Resort is open through out of the year, as it can be reached by the airlines operated from Cochin and Goa. The main attraction at the resorts is the water sport facilities. A medical center with qualified doctors functions at Agatti.

The white sand beaches with the crystal clear waters of the sea await you the Agatti islands. The small island of the total area of 2.7 sq km is a sheer paradise for the beach lovers and the offbeat travelers. It is also the only island of the Lakshadweep with its airport hence making it easily accessible. It is located at a distance of 459 km from the shores of Kochi.

The languages spoken by the indigenous people are English and Malayalam. However, Islam is the main religion of the islanders which was brought here by the famous Arab traveler- Ibn Batuta. The primary occupation of the people is fishing, and few of them are involved in the tourism sector.