AGATTI ISLAND

AGATTI ISLAND



AGATTI ISLAND

The AgattAgatti island is the gateway to Lakshadweep islands, a chain of little known islands, lying about 320 Km off the south west coast of India.Agatti Island is at a distance of 459 km (248 nautical miles) from Kochi and is located the west of Kavaratti Island. It lies between 10o 48 and 10o 53 N latitude and 72o 09 and 7o 13 E longitude, having an area of 3.84 sq km, with a maximum length of 10 km and width of km. It has a north-east, south-west trend with a long tail on the south. The lagoon area of this island is 17.50 sq km.

The climate of Agatti is similar to the climatic conditions of Kerala. March to May is the hottest period of the year. The temperature ranges from 25oC to 35oC and humidity ranging from 70 -76 per cent for most of the year. The monsoon period raises temperature to the mercury level between 27- 30 degrees.

In AGATTI coral growths and multicoloured coral fishes abount in its lagoons. Fishing is the most important industry of AGATTI which 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 fully Furnished resorts managed by a private entrepreneur.The main attraction at the resorts is the water sport facilities .A medical centre with qualified Doctors functions at AGATTI.

Agatti is one of the Lakshadweep islands open to tourism. Visitors, however, are allowed to the 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.

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