5 Must Try Activities in Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep | Part 3

Must Try Activities in Bangaram Island

Hello lovely people! Do you ever find yourselves in a tangle when planning vacations with your partner? Just the other day, my husband and I couldn’t agree on our next travel destination. He suggested travelling to some hill station in North during the summer vacation. Exploring the hills always excite me but there is something about the beaches that I’m constantly drawn to them. My heart’s set on Lakshadweep, so I suggested another island adventure there. Long story short, we ended up in a stalemate, but hey, that’s part of the journey, right? Now we have to wait until next week to go through that discussion again. But now I’ll not keep you waiting for Part 3 of 15 Things To Do in Bangaram Island with Kids. So, here I’m sharing another 5 must try activities in Bangaram Island.

5 Must Try Activities in Bangaram Island

1. Glass Bottom Boat Tour:

In the first post of this series, I shared the Top 5 things to do in Bangaram island for thrill seekers. Among these, the top 2 activities were scuba diving and snorkeling. Since Lakshadweep is famous for its pristine and diverse marine ecosystem, these 2 activities are a must-try in Bangaram. However, I understand that not everyone is a thrill-seeker and some may not feel comfortable going underwater. But that doesn’t mean you can’t explore the underwater marine life and vibrant corals.

Glass Bottom Boat Tour

You may consider taking a Glass Bottom Boat Tour to experience the magical marine world without getting wet. As the name suggests, a glass-bottom boat has a section of the bottom replaced with glass, allowing you to glimpse the beautiful coral reefs and exotic marine life from the comfort of the boat. It’s one of the best and must try activities in Bangaram Island for those who can’t or prefer not to do scuba or snorkeling.

During your stay in Bangaram island, simply inform the staff if you’re interested in a glass-bottom boat tour and they will arrange it for you.

These tours typically last around 30 minutes and are charged on a per-person basis.

2. Island Hopping:

No beach vacation is complete without a bit of island hopping! Surprisingly, Bangaram offers this exciting option, which may seem unbelievable given Lakshadweep’s restrictive and strict travel policies. You can choose to visit Thinnakara island, Parali island or both. It’s an experience you shouldn’t miss!

In Part 2 of this series, I shared 5 Easy Yet Fun Activities To Do in Bangaram Island!

Exploring the neighboring islands around Bangaram is a delightful adventure, each offering its own unique charm. Whether it’s the untouched beauty of Thinnakara or the tranquil vibes of Parali, you’re in for a treat. Both these islands are uninhabited so you may not find anyone there except for a few locals gathering coconuts or performing other tasks.

Island Hopping-Activities in Bangaram Island

Since you’re staying in Bangaram island and don’t have permits to visit other inhabited islands like Kavaratti or Agatti, your island hopping options are limited. However, Thinnakara and Parali are sure to offer an unforgettable experience.

Both these islands are near to Bangaram and the complete trip covering both the islands takes around 2 hours.

The charges for island hopping typically range from 1000 INR to 1500 INR.

3. Turtle Watching:

Turtle watching is an activity I’ve always wanted to experience; in fact, I’ve dreamt of swimming with these majestic creatures. However, swimming with turtles isn’t permitted here in Bangaram and I’m glad for that. Instead, they take you on a boat around Parali Island, near the end of the Bangaram lagoon. There you can see many small and large turtles swimming leisurely. During our excursion, we spent around 30 minutes watching the turtles in their natural habitat.

Our turtle watching trip got a bit wild when our guide became overly excited to show us how turtles come out of the water to breathe. In his eagerness, he started chasing a few turtles. At first, it all looked fun and harmless but we soon realized the distress it caused the turtles. We had to request our guide to stop doing that and take us back to the island.

Turtle Watching - Activities in Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep

So, here’s a gentle reminder: when visiting islands and engaging in activities involving marine life, try not to disturb them. It’s better to observe these majestic creatures from a respectable distance. Refrain from touching or attempting to remove them from the water. Let’s all strive to be responsible travellers and protect the natural environment we’re fortunate to explore.

You may also combine this guided turtle watching tour with an island hopping tour.

4. Fishing:

If you’re keen to try your hand at fishing, you can book a fishing excursion. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice, the bountiful waters surrounding Bangaram Island offer a perfect chance to catch your dinner. If you’re a fishing enthusiast, you’ll find Bangaram Island to be a paradise.

Fishing in Bangaram Island

Although we didn’t try this activity personally, we saw others enjoying it immensely. We also saw locals in Bangaram engaging in night fishing. It looked like an extreme sport but they were just catching a good fish for their dinner.

5. Sunset Cruise:

This is a must try activity in Bangaram if you love catching the sunsets. This activity may not be listed on their list of activities but if you check with the staff, they may arrange a cruise for you. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to indulge in some serene relaxation, a sunset cruise is the answer for an unforgettable evening.

Sunset Cruise


So, that’s it for this post. Thank you for joining me on this journey and I hope you enjoyed this 3-part series on ’15 Things to do in Bangaram Island’ and you found it helpful. Safe travels and until next time!


This post is part of Lakshadweep Travel Series. You may also check out the Lakshadweep Playlist on our YouTube channel.



This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla in collaboration with Mads’ Cookhouse.
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    Atish March 16, 2024 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    Always wanted to visit Pondicheryy and Lakshawadeep. Your article now just makes me bit more impatient. Well written!

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      Neha Sharma March 17, 2024 at 10:50 am - Reply

      Thank you 😊

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    Cindy DSilva March 22, 2024 at 8:39 am - Reply

    I have bookmarked all your blogs on Lakshadweep. Going to take my kids there soon. I want them to enjoy this turtle watching.

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    Kaveri Chhetri March 22, 2024 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Lovely post Neha… everything you’ve mentioned sounds so much fun. These last few months we’ve been hearing a lot about Lakhadweep… its a lovely place. I would love to do all the activities and try deep sea diving too. I love watching sunsets so that one activity has my heart. Awww… those turtles… sometimes in excitement we do forget mindfulness but I’m glad you stopped the ferry guy and mentioned that episode in your blog too.

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    Priya Singh March 22, 2024 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    This makes my inner wanderlust go crazy. This is so exciting and fun.

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    sadvik kylash March 23, 2024 at 5:32 am - Reply

    Kids would love all these activities. Makes them excited about it, My fav would be the glass watch boat. sounds amazing to me

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    Preeti Chauhan March 23, 2024 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    I am not a kid but watching sea life from the bottom of a glass boat and watching the turtles has got me all excited and worked up! It would be so thrilling for the kids too thanks for sharing!

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    Pandian Ramaiah March 23, 2024 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Turtle and the white sand underneath will tempt any explorer. Hope you all have a nice time

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    Ambica Gulati March 24, 2024 at 11:21 am - Reply

    High on my list! I would love to do the glass-bottom boat ride and turtle watching for sure. Scuba diving I need to learn as well. And what an amazing trip.

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    Sivaranjini Anandan March 24, 2024 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Turtle watching, and sunset cruising both of these seem so marvellous. It is the way you write that takes readers on a virtual trip. pictures add uniqueness.

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    Neeta Kadam March 25, 2024 at 12:30 am - Reply

    Glass bottle boat and Turtle watching these are the best activities. we did at Andaman islands. sunsets on cruise awesome. Islands always fill with excitement and fun.

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    Manali March 26, 2024 at 12:08 am - Reply

    I’ve done the glass boat tour over a decade ago at Andaman and I still remember it as being one of the best travel experiences of my life so far. Thanks for reminding me about that trip through this post and also for pointing what I might’ve missed, motivating me to visit this beautiful place at least one more time

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    Janaki March 27, 2024 at 8:23 am - Reply

    What a fun trip. Fishing….wow! I loved the idea of glass bottom boat too. Lovely pics, Neha. Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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    Anjali Tripathi Upadhyay March 27, 2024 at 10:36 am - Reply

    I always wanted to visit Lakswadeep. after reading your post can’t wait to tick off these must try activities from my bucket list when I finally make it here. Thanks for sharing.

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    kanchan bisht March 27, 2024 at 10:39 am - Reply

    I love your vacation spots recommendations. You are increasing my bucket list

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    Samata March 27, 2024 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    I am in love with beaches, the waves, the beauty of nature surrounding the sea attracts me like a magnet. I can spend hours being in the mesmerizing company of the blue seas and the golden beaches. Lakshadweep is a definite place in my bucket list which I am surely going to explore and dont mind if I call you for more advice for this visit to this land of beauty. Your blogs are more that a guide book and can help explore the destination better.

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    Ritu Bindra March 27, 2024 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    The glass bottom boat sounds like fun. Saving this post into the series too, Neha. Now I need to catch up on the other posts. Thanks for all the recommendations.

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    Sakshi Varma March 27, 2024 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    I love the sea too and would love to try some of the activities you suggested whenever possible. The glass bottomed boat is such a lovely and magical idea and so is turtle watching. It even sounds so peaceful!

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    Felicia March 27, 2024 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    I am definitely going to try out Scuba Diving and Snorkeling if and when I visit Bangaram Island.

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    Sindhu Vinod Narayan March 28, 2024 at 2:14 am - Reply

    I love your travel posts neha and especially this lakshadweep series. these activities are super fun and exciting for kids. I especially love the glass bottom boat ride

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    Varsh March 28, 2024 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    That Glass boat ride seems so much fun! Also, island hopping would be my favourite thing to do. Turtle watching is something new and my kids would love it. Lovely pics!

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    SwatiMathur March 28, 2024 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Sunset cruise and island hopping sounds reallyinteresting. After reading your post I have a real urge to go and visit Lakshdeep as soon as possible. Thanks a lot for letting us know what to do, this can save lot of our time on planning.

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    Raghav Dudeja March 29, 2024 at 11:24 am - Reply

    How is the Scuba experience in Bangaram. I recently tried it in Tarkarli, Devbagh and found it pretty okay. But I am told that Lakshwadeep is a different world under water.

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      Neha Sharma March 30, 2024 at 5:04 pm - Reply

      There are two experiences you get with scuba, one is the experience of diving itself, going underwater with all the equipment and another is what you observe underwater. Lakshadweep & Andaman have the best coral reefs & that experience of scuba diving for exploring these corals is something different. So, you’ve heard right, it’s a different world underwater.

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    Ishieta March 29, 2024 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    A glass bottom boat trip has been on my wishlist since forever, and reading today has me yearnign to plan and make a trip too.
    What a lovely trip and pictures, i am so glad you enjoyed and took us along 🙂

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    Harjeet Kaur March 30, 2024 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Lakshadweep is on my bucket list, and I have just been to Andamans. Now I am going to plan for the winter months. Thank you for the detailed review, Neha. Would love to sail in the glass-bottomed boat.

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    Zenobia Merchant April 2, 2024 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Wow! Lakshwadeep sure seems like fun and not only Maldives, it can surely give competition to Thailand. All the activities mentioned by you, I have done in Thailand, it would be such a welcome change to do those in my own country.

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    Pamela Mukherjee April 2, 2024 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Lakshadweep is an amazing place for sure and it is in bucket list since long, I really want to go and watch the blue water for sure. Amazing information and the points are noted down already. Thank you.

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