Bangaram Island

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Bangaram Island
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nvp
Bhavnagar, India586 contributions
Fairy tale island
Mar 2021
Bangaram Island

Bangaram

Fairy tale island

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It is the jewel in the crown of Lakswadeep islands. The best place to stay and enjoy the islands of Lakswadeep. Clear waters, loaded with coconuts, silver sands, water sports, adventure sports, coral views , it has it all. No pollution, cut off from the world, divine and blissful experience. Only Airtel and BSNL network. Only place to stay here is the lovely and cosy Bangaram island resort which can be booked online. The water is having high sulfur content but you will get used to it. Go and have a lifetime memorable holiday.
Written March 30, 2021
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tcorsini
5 contributions
Bangaram paradise
Nov 2019
The Island is peaceful, the service very good considering you are in the middle of nowhere. The food is very good and very tasty even for an "occidental point of view".
The staff is always very helpful. The diving is safe and professional. They also have an Ayurvedic center (they can work a lot on taht but you can have massage on an incredible wood table and the atmposhere is very good).
The colors of the Lagoon are unbeliveble.
Written March 23, 2020
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supreme_ruler1
Edinburgh, UK82 contributions
Beautiful Bangaram!
Feb 2020
We felt very privileged to enjoy such a beautiful island - which really lives up to the 'paradise' description. For the last 2 days of our 5 night stay we pretty much had the place to ourselves, and throughout it was very rare to find a stretch of beach which had anyone else on it! Photos of the warm, clear turquoise seas need no filter. The 'coral gardens' are full of friendly colourful fish who seem almost tame. Watersports are reasonably priced. 'The World can Wait' strapline sums it up - it doesn't take long before shoes are a distant memory and somehow it doesn't matter a jot any more that there is no beer, no WiFi (and only intermittent 4G on Airtel). Buffet style Indian meals are delicious with a wide selection - seafood and fish curries being a particular standout. Staff are smiling, friendly and helpful and responsive to requests e.g. Mr Shafi tracked down fresh coconut water by sending a friend up a palm tree! The AC cottages are comfortable for all the time you spend in them, and hammocks outside are ideal for an afternoon siesta under the palms. We only rarely noticed any sulphur smell from the water in the bathroom and it really didn't bother us.

Reaching this paradise does require a bit of persistence mind you, so be prepared for some challenges. The government owned 'SPORTS' is not the most responsive organisation: We only received our correct permits after 7 months of emails and making a visit to the Kochi office in person on arrival in India; it is impossible to make payments via the new online site with a non-Indian bank card - so a leap of faith is required for bank transfer; and currently the flight from Agatti back to the mainland lands at Kohzikode as Kochi airport is currently shut in daytime, requiring a 5 hour coach transfer. But despite all that - yes it really was worth every bit of hassle in the end!
Written February 19, 2020
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Cox & Fox Pvt Ltd
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India27 contributions
Bangaram Atoll
Jan 2020
Bangaram is an atoll in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India.Must visit place ,visit coral paradise of India lakshadweep islands you can enjoy underwater sentries and other water spots activities
Written January 22, 2020
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Bikram R
Mumbai, India46 contributions
Forget Maldive, Bangaram resort at your service
Dec 2019
The best beach resort of the sub continent, in terms of location, natural beauty, facility, service, food quality and hospitality. The only option to stay there is to book from SPORTS website or through agent. Have to spend minimum 4 night to enjoy the beauty. Also the resort staffs are well trained.

Take a kayak and explore the island on your own. The bar has limited choice of liquor, however it was enough for us
Written January 3, 2020
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R GUEST HOUSE
Agatti, India6 contributions
excellent place... coral reefs are very beauty full
Jan 2019
Must visit place ,visit coral paradise of India lakshadweep islands you can enjoy underwater sentries and other water spots activities
Written August 7, 2019
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Harsh C
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India10 contributions
Untouched and magical Bangaram Island
May 2019
Bangaram Island is beautiful, pristine and away from the usual tourist circuit. Very well maintained. Expensive. Logistics and infrastructure in Lakshadweep Islands is poor and everyting is Government controlled. Bangaram is the only island worth visiting in Lakshadweep .
Written July 7, 2019
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BestKeptWoman
Brighton, UK48 contributions
A swimmer's paradise!
Jan 2019 • Couples
We are a 'young' couple in our fifties and travelled to Bangaram in January 2019 and stayed for 4 nights. For us this was not long enough. I arranged our stay from the UK. I would have liked to book through SPORTS but they took some weeks to respond to my enquiry. It would have been less complicated booking through them though I have no complaints with the Kochin based tour operator that I evenually used.
We wanted to go to Bangaram because we love snorkelling, diving and generally being in the water. We also liked the idea of it being fairly quiet. On arrival, I was blown away by the beautiful, clear water and could not wait to get in. All areas were great for swimming and there are some very shallow areas of water around the island for the less confident. It is possible to swim around the island. My hubby did several dives and I went along and snorkelled above, following them. We also went on a dedicated snorkelling trip to an old wreck. On both of my snorkelling trips away from the island I saw lots of different marine life. We also snorkelled off the shore from Bangaram. Sunsets seen from the sandbank near to the helipad were very special.
The staff were laid back and friendly. Food was good and plentiful, I was full for my whole time there. I have given Bangaram 5 stars as I really loved it and would return in a heartbeat. Our stay/sleep was disturbed by a cockeral who crowed from around 3am. He was there first but it was difficult to get an undisturbed sleep. The water did smell of sulphur but we were given access to plenty of drinking water. My big complaint has to do with litter. On Bangaram, the areas close to and in the lake need some basic attention given to them. It would not take long to sort out. At the airport on Agatti I witnessed senior members of airport/army staff throwing plastic into the sea, right by a sign warning against doing that. Hopefully that will change for the better.
Written April 4, 2019
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IndianTraveler2013
Mumbai, India56 contributions
Mesmerizing Gateaway
Feb 2019 • Friends
Bangaram Island and its resort provides an amazing stay far away from the any crowded city of India. Generous people and simple culture makes the place even more beautiful. Surrounded by shallow lagoons, shiny blue water, white sand beaches and bunch of water activities. I was surprised with the quality of rooms and their service. 30-45min boat ride from Aggatti Island, its a perfect beach destination for those who keep searching for peace and wish to relax. This place is a must visit for every Indian who likes to travel, every penny spent is worth and the location itself is not expensive.

I love Bangaram Island and its people who made my vacation a memory for lifetime.
Written March 25, 2019
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travelerKolkata
Bangalore District, India978 contributions
Truly a paradise on earth
Feb 2019 • Couples
Bangaram Island in lakshadeep atoll is certainly one of the hidden tourist jewels in India. The fastest way to get to Lakshadeep islands is to take a flight from Kochi to Agatti island. The Bangaram island is around 1 hour boat ride from Agatti Jetty. There are two types of boats available and cost either 5T or 6T for the ride to Bangaram. . The Bangaram island consists of the Bangaram Island Resort with around 34 cottages. The island is around 3 km long and around 1 km wide. You can almost walk right round the island as the beach runs almost all along. Besides the resort there are just 4-5 local families staying in Bangaram. Further this island boasts of the only natural lake in Lakshadeep. I read several reviews on Lakshadeep which I found partly incorrect/outdated and hence wanted to state some facts based on my experience.
Mobile Coverage: There is excellent mobile coverage of Airtel and BSNL on the islands of Bangaram, Agatti and Thinnakara (others I did not visit and hence cannot comment). However Whatsapp is very slow and internet does not function. There is absolutely no coverage of Vodafone in these islands
Food: Since there are no shops or eateries anywhere in Bangaram, the only source of food is at the Resort Island- which serves truly delicious food. There is a good variety of vegetarian food besides non veg food and generally there is a fish dish with every meal
Activities: The water around the beach is shallow enough to walk or swim in water without any danger. Besides there is a sandbar connected to the island to which one can walk to during low tide. The SPORT authorities who run the Resort have a fixed price list for the varioues activities. For example there are 3 options/areas for snorkling and each visit is Rs 950/- inclusive taxes. Scuba diving is costlier.
The closest island to Bangaram is Thinnakara which is around 12-15 min boat ride
We thoroughly enjoyed the stay at Bangaram and would highly recommend a visit. This is the closest you can get to paradise
Written March 14, 2019
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