Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Agatti Island Lakshadweep India

AGATTI ISLAND LAKSHADWEEP INDIA : 

Agatti Island  also known as Agathy, is a 7 km long island, situated on a coral atoll in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India. It is located about 459 km (285 mi) off Kochi in the mainland and 7 km to the southwest of Bangaram, the nearest island. 
This 7 km long beach island shimmers like a jewel. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands complete with white sands, blue waters, multi-hued fishes, brilliant corals and coconut and palm groves. Fishermen huts line one side of the beach and a mosque and museum let you explore its history and culture. The 2-storey Golden Jubilee Museum houses a traditional sailboat, old jars, utensils, busts of Buddha and wooden chests recovered during ship-wrecks. Also watch the two gold coins believed to date to 1560. Take out time to also visit the Mohiyudeen Mosque, which is surrounded by palm groves and old tombstones. The mosque lacks the typical Islamic minarets and is indeed simple. Watch the Arabic letters that beautify its front cornice.
The island is surrounded by coral reefs and its waters abound in fishes, live coral, starfishes, turtles, manta rays and sea anemones. Discover all these and more in a thrilling session of snorkelling and glass-bottomed boat ride. Though it might appear challenging, the lagoon is quite shallow, so go ahead!

Agatti Island Lakshadweep India


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