A realm of its own, this Indian Union Territory is a group of islands approx. 400 kms away from the Indian offshore. Archipelago of twelve coral atolls, three reefs, ten uninhabited islands and five submerged ocean banks along with beautiful crystal clear beaches, white sand, abundance of various species of Flora and Fauna with 36 islands of its own and a sprawling lush green landscape.
CONNECTIVITY & SPECIAL PERMITS
Air India has 1 flight from Kochi to Agatti Island, only one of the islands. You can also find occasional cruises from Mumbai, Cochin etc. I would recommend to take a flight to enjoy the aerial view of the islands covered with forest and the fabulous Agatti airstrip. Ferry, speed boats are available to visit other islands and maybe opt for a helicopter during monsoon seasons.
Everybody, Indian or otherwise require special government permit to visit as it is strictly restricted to enter the islands. Obtain permits prior to your vacation for any last minute hassles and carry your approved paperwork along with you. It is highly recommended that you obtain permits to enter and exit and visit the islands and book your package only through government’s tour operator SPORTS. Short for Society for promotion of Nature tourism and Sports. They promote eco-friendly tourism and recreational activities in the islands.
Book stays and tours through SPORTS as they have beautiful resorts and guest houses to stay overlooking the ocean and scrumptious delicacies served morning and noon. Tables are laid on the white sands in the evening to enjoy sunset with snacks along with bonfire and dinner is served with fresh catch of the day (crabs, octopus, fishes, prawns and more) which you can relish with the ocean breeze and listening to the sounds of the waves.