Agatti Island is a 5.6 km long island. It is located about 459 kilometres off Kochi, which is termed as a major sea port in the mainland India and 7 kilometres to the southwest of Bangaram Island, the nearest island to Agatti Islands. Agatti Islands which is also known as Agathy is the perfect place to stay a weekend or having a honeymoon visit.
Agatti Island is 531 kilometres away from Kollam Beach (Quilon Beach) and 529 kilometres away from Kollam Port. Kavaratti, the capital Island of Lakshadweep Group of Island and the closest inhabited island of Lakshadweep, lies 54 kilometres to the South East part and the uninhabited Suheli Par atoll 76 kilometres to the south. The total land area of Agatti Island is approximately 2.7 square kilometres. The small island of Kalpati is located at the southern end on the same reef.
Agatti Island has a population of 5,667. It was according to 2001 census. All the inhabitants of Agatti Islands belong from Muslim religious community which is said to have been brought by Arab traveller Ibn Batuta. Most people speak in Malayalam language and English language. Agatti Island has its own 100 KW power house which uses fuel to generate electricity. There is a Sea Water Desalination unit which provides desalinated water to the islanders.
Agatti Island is easily accessible by sea routes and air routes. Agatti Aerodrome requires a 24 hour voyage by ship and the flight time range from Kochi is 75 minutes. Agatti Aerodrome is the only airport in Lakshadweep.
Agatti Island is one of the Lakshadweep islands which is open to tourism. The visitors, however, are allowed to enter in Agatti Island under certain restrictions. They are required to obtain Entry Permit from the Lakshadweep Administration for entering or visiting the island. Entry Permit is issued based on the visitor having a confirmed place to stay. A bike or bicycle ride in the sea beach of Agatti Island will be the perfect gift for tourists.
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