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Lakshawdeep Islands

One of the world's most spectacular tropical island systems, Lakshadweep Islands is tucked away at 220-240 kms off the Malabar Coast (Kerala). The islands comprise of 4200 sq.km. of lagoon rich in marine wealth ad 36 islands in an area of 32 sq.km. Each island in Lakshadeep is fringed by snow white coral sands. The crystal clear water and the rich marine flora and fauna enhance the mystique of these islands.
Against the vast blue sea the Lakshyadeep islands look like emeralds. The huge wall like reef bordering the outer side of the shallow lagoons blocks the incoming swells of the sea.The Lakshadweep islands are linked to the mainland by ships & passenger planes. Agatti island and Bangaram island can be reached by Air and the others by ship from Kochi (Cochin). The temperature increases from South to North; April and May are the hottest with temperatures averaging at 32 C.
Each island of Lakshadweep or Laccadives, a tiny principality in itself, has existed from time immemorial, with little influence from the outside world. The charm of Lakshadeep islands lies in their remoteness. Far off the beaten track, they attract no hordes of merry makers to its shores, or perhaps it is the beauty of the islands densely covered with coconut palms, and threaded by an unbroken line of creamy sand, each island serenely set in a sea whose waters range from palest aquamarine and turquoise to deepest sapphire and lapis lazuli.
The Jewel of the Lakshadeep, Bangaram island is uninhabited except for occasional visitors from the nearest island, Agatti, where the airport is situated. Bangaram presents a breathtaking spectacle of sparkling coral reefs, turqu oise blue lagoons, silvery beachesand lush green coconut palms. All preserved in the State just as the first discoverers would have found them At Bangaram island, the more unhurried can simply laze on the silverbeaches, soak in the sun,listen to the sound of the waves and watch the swaying of thepalms.The bangaram island feels like it was designed pecifically for languid strolls, to watch the beach dances of hermit crabs and listen to the raucous music of theseabirds. But should you feel the need for a littlemore adventure on your holiday, Bangram island offers a whole new set of activities.The Bangaram Island Resortoffers you a variety of outdoor pursuits - scuba diving, snorkeling,deep sea fishing, kayaking and so on.
A well-equipped and professionally manned Scuba Diving facilityis available atthe resort.As a diving location, the virgin reefs of Bangaram have been ranked by experienced divers as being among thebest anywhere. Recently an ancientshipwreck was discovered.Besides coral, the reef abounds in undersea life, particularly game fish and turtles.
Diving sites are off the reefs and are reached by boat .Divingcourses and lagoon diving are offered for beginners. Diving is permitted only within safedepths around 30 meters. Visitors can avail of a decompression chamber, except from 15 May to 15 September.
For deep sea big game fishing, Bangaram is an ideal location. Record size Barracuda, Sailfish, Yellow fin, Travelly and Wahoo have often been landed. Local boats are available here for rent with experienced crew. Serious anglers are advised to bring their own equipment.Coconut and fish are abundantly available on the island. So naturally, no meal would be complete without a selection of the day's catch.Bangaram island been ranked among the best getaways of the world. The teardrop-shaped island has superb beaches and beautiful lagoons. Bangaram Island Resort offers utmost privacy unpolluted comfort with crystal clear water. Sparkling coral reef and blue lagoon perform magic on the soul searching traveler Bangaram Island Beach Resort on this island provides anamazing opportunity for guests to unwind from the pressures and tensions of modern life. Two small islands of Thinnakara and Parali also lie close to Bangaram enclosed by the same lagoon.
During the night, phosphorescent plankton washed ashore on the coral sands impart a bluish glow to the beach, which is totally enchanting.Accommodation on the island is simple, unpretentious, yet comfortable. Set in 128 acres, there are 30 tiled -roof beach huts, each with its own palm-thatched verandah, en suite bathroom, ceiling fan and fridge.
In a bit to preserve Bangram's unique environment, a hotel atmosphere is avoided intentionally, but there are enough creature comforts to ensure your stay is an enjoyable one.There are also four bungalows, which are biggerand offer more privacy.At the heart of the resort is the restaurant hut. It'sa little architectural marvel, being made entirely out of bamboo and palm fronds, around one tall central pole The cuisine styles of Bangaram island beach resort are internationaland the menu also offers a selection from the coast of India and local island recipes. There is also a well stocked bar, right off the beach at Bangram Island Resort.