Bangaram is one of the islands in the smallest Union Territory of India, Lakshadweep Islands. The island is surrounded by a shallow lagoon, which is enclosed by coral reef. Sprawling over a land area of 2.30 sq km, the island is in the shape of a tear drop. Situated between 10°56 North Latitude and 72°17 East Longitude, the island of Bangaram is also known as the Jewel of Lakshadweep.
Sparsely populated, this island is known for its coral formation, especially black coral formation, coral reefs and turquoise blue lagoons. With its beautiful beaches and reefs, travellers can engage in plenty of activities. The major attraction of this beautiful island is the exploration of underwater world, where divers can spot variety of coral fish such as clown, angel, surgeon and butterfly. Along with these, manta rays, sharks, turtles and sting rays, moray eels can also be spotted.
There are various types of flora and fauna, which can be explored in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean. With its warm waters, swimming is a popular activity in Bangaram. In addition, the island is one of the ideal locations for deep sea big game fishing.
Ranked among the best getaways of the world, Bangaram can be reached by flights and boats. Flights are available to Agatti Airport, which is the nearest airport. However, the major international airport serving the destination is Cochin International Airport. Cruises are also available from Cochin Harbour. Bangaram Island has a pleasant temperature throughout the year and hence, is a year round destination.