Time Required : 1 day
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Bangaram Island, a breathtaking island located in the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, is a beautiful tiny island in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India. The pristine beaches and vibrant coral reefs are a treat for travellers. Walk around the entire island, swim with the colourful fishes, watch how the sting rays sway, check out the dolphins as they move closer to become friends with you, notice the turtles move leisurely either on the beach or under water and observe the bright colours of the coral reefs around. It's an experience never to be missed. This enchanting island is also known as Bunnagara in the local language and is considered as one of the least explored parts of Lakshadweep Islands.
The Bangaram Island encompasses an area of 1.234 km2 and is the largest island in the chain of islands in the region (also known as atoll) with a beautiful lagoon. With a population of only 10 and just one beach resort, The Bangaram Island Beach Resort, it is an apt destination for people who want to disconnect entirely from the fast-paced world. The beach resort was inaugurated in 1974, and it became more accessible for tourists after the Agatti Aerodrome was commissioned and the frequency of commercial flights from Kochi increased. The Government of India is also promoting tourism on the Island and is projecting it to be a major destination for international tourism.
The people who reside on the Island are the ones that work at the resort that is open for travellers. The small area and less population give a sense of being on a private island. The sunrises and sunsets are a treat to the eyes by the sparkling beach, and a range of activities to indulge in makes the stay worthwhile, but even if you choose only to laze around, the serene beach of Bangaram Island should be on your bucket list.
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