Bangaram Atoll

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Bangaram is an atoll in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India.

Bangaram Atoll
Bangaram Atoll is located in India
Bangaram Atoll
Bangaram Atoll
Location of Bangaram Atoll in Lakshadweep
LocationArabian Sea
Coordinates10°57′N 72°17′E / 10.95°N 72.29°E / 10.95; 72.29Coordinates: 10°57′N 72°17′E / 10.95°N 72.29°E / 10.95; 72.29
Adjacent bodies of waterIndian Ocean
Total islands6
Major islands
  • Bangaram
  • Thinnakara
  • Pirli 1
  • Pirli 2
  • Pirli 3
  • South Bangaram
Area1.234 km2 (0.476 sq mi)[1]
Length1.22 km (0.758 mi)
Width0.7 km (0.43 mi)
Coastline3.9 km (2.42 mi)
Highest elevation1 m (3 ft)
TerritoryUnion territory of Lakshadweep
Island groupLaccadive Islands
Tehsils of IndiaKavaratti
Subdivisions of IndiaAgatti Island
Largest settlementThinnakara (pop. 30)
Population40 (2014)
Pop. density32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsMalayali, Mahls
Additional information
Time zone
Telephone code04896
ISO codeIN-LD-06[2]


The atoll has a roughly rectangular shape and is 8.1 km in length with a maximum width of 4.2 km. and with a lagoon area of 36 km2 (14 sq mi). It is located over 352 km (219 mi) off Kannur, 382 km (237 mi) off Kozhikode, 400 km (250 mi) off Kochi, and 525 km (326 mi) from Kollam Port in the Indian Ocean.

Bangaram atoll is about 7 km (4.3 mi) northeast of the island of Agatti and 25 km (16 mi) to the southeast of Perumal Par, in the western Lakshadweep archipelago at 10°56′N 72°17′E / 10.933°N 72.283°E / 10.933; 72.283. Bangaram atoll is connected to the reef of Agatti through a shallow submarine ridge.[3]



Bangaram Island, the main island in the atoll, has a small population of 10. Bangaram Island Resort was located on the east coast of this island.[7] Thinnakara, has a construction camp (~30) for the new resort being built on its west coast.[8]


The island belongs to the township of Agatti Island of Kavaratti Tehsil.[9]


The Bangaram Island Beach Resort opened to tourism in 1974, but the lack of commercial flights made access difficult. Tourism took off after the Agatti Aerodrome on the nearby Agatti island was commissioned and regular commercial flights from Kochi were established.[10] The resort had 60 cottages. Current alcohol regulations in Lakshadweep allow consumption of alcoholic drinks only on Bangaram Atoll.

The new Thinnakara is owned by locals from Agatti. It will offer numerous adventure activities, including scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing beside white sand beaches, a calm lagoon and a sparkling, clear coral reef.[11]

Flora and faunaEdit

The Atoll is popular for its serene setting. Numerous species of tropical birds are found on the island.[12]

Image galleryEdit


  1. ^ "Islandwise Area and Population - 2011 Census" (PDF). Government of Lakshadweep. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2016.
  2. ^ Registration Plate Numbers added to ISO Code
  3. ^ "Bangaram - Oceandots". Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Pub 173. Sailing Directions (Enroute): India & The Bay of Bengal" (PDF). National Imagery and Mapping Agency. 2002. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Birds of Lakshadweep Islands" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  6. ^ PTI (6 September 2017). "Uninhabited Lakshadweep island Parali I vanishes, 4 others shrinking fast: study". Mint. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  7. ^ Bangaram Islands Archived 2011-05-10 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ [1] resort]
  9. ^ "Tehsils info" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Tourism in Lakshadweep". Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  11. ^ "Bangaram Island". Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  12. ^ Satish Pande; et al. (January–February 2007). "An ornithological expedition to the Lakshadweep archipelago: Assessment of threats to pelagic and other birds and recommendations" (PDF). Indian Birds. 3 (1). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2012.