15 Things To Do in Bangaram Island with Kids | Lakshadweep | Part 1

Things To Do in Bangaram Island

Hello, lovely people! I’m back with another post on Lakshadweep. While I believed I had covered all the important questions in my previous posts of #LakshadweepTravelSeries, I’m getting a new set of queries, mainly focusing on Bangaram and Agatti Islands. Among these, the most frequently asked question revolves around the things to do in Bangaram Island, especially activities suitable for kids. We stayed in Bangaram for 5 days/4 nights and explored numerous activities that our son thoroughly enjoyed. So, here I am, sharing all the things and activities we loved during our time in Bangaram Island.

This is Part 1 of this post, where I am sharing the Top 5 things to do in Bangaram island for the thrill seekers.

Top 5 Things To Do in Bangaram Island

1- Scuba Diving

Lakshadweep is famous for its pristine and diverse marine ecosystem making it an underwater paradise for divers and snorkelers. Bangaram island is surrounded with vibrant coral reefs, teeming with colorful fish, turtles, rays and various other species. The crystal-clear waters surrounding the island offers excellent visibility which enhances the overall diving experience.

If you want to explore the magical world underwater up close then you must try scuba diving in Bangaram Island. Here, you get 2 options for scuba diving: near the shore and near the coral garden (in the middle of the sea).

Bangaram is an underwater paradise for divers and snorkelers.

Photo by Richard Segal (Pexels)

If you are a beginner or someone who is not very sure about going in the deep waters, then you may go for diving near the shore. The best part is that you can see corals and variety of colorful fish even when you are only a few meters away from the shore. And, if you are enthusiastic enough to dive deep into the unknown, then go for diving in the middle of the sea.

Kids aged 12+ years can try scuba diving in Bangaram Island.

You needn’t know swimming to go scuba diving.

It’s a must try activity for all thrill seekers!

Pro Tip: Make sure to book your slot early because they fill up fast!

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2- Snorkeling

Bangaram offers you an opportunity to explore marine life without going under the water. You can effortlessly spot schools of colorful fish, graceful sea turtles, and the mesmerizing dance of coral formations. Whether you’re new to snorkeling or a pro; Bangaram’s shallow lagoons and thriving reefs provide an unforgettable encounter with the amazing biodiversity of the island.

Similar to scuba diving, you have 2 options for snorkeling: shore snorkeling and coral garden snorkeling.

My 7-year-old son and 67-year-old mother chose shore snorkeling and they were left speechless by the extraordinary experience. My son, captivated by the beauty of underwater marine life, spent his entire afternoon and the next morning snorkeling near the shore.

Bangaram is an underwater paradise for divers and snorkelers.

Snorkeling in Bangaram Island

Thankfully, we were carrying his snorkel mask so we didn’t have to pay the mask rental fee.

What I loved most about snorkeling was that you don’t need to hire an instructor if you know how to swim. The waves are calm near the shore making it safe for such water activities.

It’s a must try activity for all age groups!

Pro Tip: Ask for the best time to go scuba diving and snorkeling when the underwater visibility is crystal clear (it depends on the direction of the Sun rays).

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3- Swim in the Lagoon

The lagoon surrounding the Bangaram Island beckons with its crystal-clear waters and soft white sand. If you are a water baby just like my family, you will not be able to stop yourself from taking a dip in the sea. The lagoon on the back side of the island is ideal for families with small kids. The water is shallow, reaching only up to your knees during high tide, making it safe for children and those who don’t know how to swim.

We stayed in Bangaram for 4N & explored numerous activities that we thoroughly enjoyed. I am thrilled to share 14 things to do in Bangaram Island with kids.

Lagoon in Bangaram

We spent hours soaking in the warm embrace of the lagoon, surrounded by the untouched beauty of nature. It’s an experience that rejuvenates the mind, body, and soul; a love affair with the therapeutic power of the sea.

Pro Tip: The morning is the best to enjoy your time in the lagoon at the back side of the island.

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4- Visit the Sand Bank

During low tide, a natural sandbar emerges on one side of the island. Walking on this slender strip of pristine sand, with the sea on either side, is a surreal experience. We went to check out the sand bank during low tide when the water had completely moved back. It felt like we were walking in a desert of wet white sand surrounded with turquoise water in the distance.

We stayed in Bangaram for 4N & explored numerous activities that we thoroughly enjoyed. I am thrilled to share 14 things to do in Bangaram Island with kids.

Sand bank in Bangaram

You can visit sand bank at any time of the day. Even during the high tide, water level goes only up to 4 ft so you can still walk to the sand bank.

Pro Tip: Book a boat to take you to the extreme end of the sand bank, ask for the best time to visit!

Did you know there’s another place in India where, during the low tide, you can simply walk on a sandbar and reach the neighboring island? Yes, I’m talking about the Ross & Smith islands in North Andaman. We visited these islands in 2017 and it was such a delightful adventure.

Ross & Smith Islands in Andaman Islands

Ross & Smith Islands

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5- Kayaking

Trying out kayaking in Bangaram felt like turning a dream into reality for me. It all began with our kayaking adventures in the calm backwaters of Goa a couple of years ago and later in a serene lake near Bengaluru. Those experiences made me fall in love with kayaking.

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When I got to know that we could go kayaking in Bangaram, I was super excited and so was my son. We went for it and it was simply amazing. Even my mom and husband joined in on the fun. You can choose a single or double kayak and paddle as far into the sea as you like for 30 minutes.

Kayaking with Nemit

Kayaking in Bangaram Island

Note: They stop the kayaking activity around 5 pm, so don’t wait too long to book your spot. Trust me, it’s an adventure worth taking!

Pro Tip: For first-timers, start by kayaking parallel to the shore. Even without paddling, the kayak will move. Once you feel comfortable, gradually venture a bit farther into the sea.

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That’s it for this post! In Part 2, I’ll share 5 activities which the whole family can enjoy together in Bangaram island.



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    Cindy DSilva January 30, 2024 at 10:43 am - Reply

    I think the swimming activities I can think of once my son is also above 12 but I’m sure there are other things we can do there with smaller kids? Let me know. Perhaps April can be the month for Lakshadweep.

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      Neha Sharma January 30, 2024 at 11:53 am - Reply

      Bangaram has a shallow lagoon so it’s just like a kids pool, in an open sea. However, there are many other things one can do with small kids, coming up in the next part of this post. Lakshadweep is open for tourism from Sep to May. Thanks for visiting the blog, Cindy. If you have any other queries, feel free to reach out.

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    Romila January 30, 2024 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Really not a beach person but this was an interesting informative post on Lakshwadeep.

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      Neha Sharma January 30, 2024 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Romila. I’m happy to know that you found the post interesting and informative.

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    Preeti Chauhan January 30, 2024 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Your posts are detail-oriented and so helpful.I have been following this Lakshadweep series and this is another post worth saving. The sand banks are something I would love to visit in the Bangaram Islands, the pristine white and the turquoise around is so enchanting.

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      Neha Sharma January 30, 2024 at 12:03 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your kind words, Preeti. I’m glad that you found the posts about Lakshadweep helpful. The combination of white and turquoise is truly mesmerizing. I hope you get to visit this beautiful island and experience its pristine beauty soon.

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    Nilshree January 30, 2024 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    insightful! loved the tips in between! 👍

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      Neha Sharma January 30, 2024 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

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    Marietta Pereira January 30, 2024 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    I am glad for the detailed information. I hope to visit someday.

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    Deepti Menon January 30, 2024 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I have always wanted to take a trip to Lakshadweep and your post makes it sound really bewitching. Thank you for all the descriptions and the tips. An truly informative post!

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    Sowjanya January 31, 2024 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the detailed blog. It’s very helpful for those people who are planning for a trip with kids. Keep going. Waiting for part two also.

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    Tanvi February 1, 2024 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this informative post as this can help me in planning my future trip.

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    Zenobia Merchant February 2, 2024 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Thank you the informative post. Lakshadweep is the new trending destination and your posts surely makes it easy for us predecide the dos and don’t.

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    Matheikal February 2, 2024 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    So many places to visit. I have to take a hundred new births. i wish I could. because you make it all so enticing. 👍

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    Neeta Kadam February 3, 2024 at 12:09 am - Reply

    Thank you for providing detailed information of Lakshadweep Islands. we had been to Andman and had same activities with kids too.

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    Suchita Agarwal February 4, 2024 at 11:02 am - Reply

    The colour of the water and sky are gorgeous! I want to run on that pristine white beach 🙂

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    Manali Desai February 5, 2024 at 6:39 am - Reply

    That’s a unique take on the prompt of ‘Remembering Love’
    I’m sure visitors and readers of this series, will also ‘love’ these detailed tips and information you’ve shared here.

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      Neha Sharma February 5, 2024 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Thanks, Manali.

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    Samata February 5, 2024 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Lakshadweep is in my bucket list as I am a pure beach person. I get immense pleasure when I get the chance to seat on the beach watching the sea and the waves. Its a very informative post for me.

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    Neerja Bhatnagar February 6, 2024 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    A very useful & information-laden post! Loved the details. You along with PM Modiji have kindled a desire to visit these islands, which were on my travel list for quite some time now. Procrastination .. time for you to go. Let me plan a travel now.

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    Janaki February 7, 2024 at 10:25 am - Reply

    What a fun place! And because it can be visited with little children and elders alike, I find this information useful. I don’t know if I will visit Lakshadweep, but thanks for giving me a virtual trip. My favorite bit was your son and mom snorkeling by the shore.

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    Careena February 9, 2024 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Informative post! Will be back here when I’m planning my own trip~~

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    Geethica February 12, 2024 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Hey Neha, your post is really helpful for travellers. It answers all important queries for a newbie and travelling with kids is also sorted. Following you for more updates.

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    Anuradha February 12, 2024 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Each Indian visits at least one time to Lakshwadeep, and this post will help them virtually you have given much clarity on how to plan. A great informative write-up.

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    Ritu Bindra February 13, 2024 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    This is one unique take on the prompt, Neha. The love of traveling. Finally, Lakshadweep is getting the credit it is due, irrespective of how it came about. I am bookmarking this post for future reference. Thanks for sharing it.

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    Aastha February 14, 2024 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    thanks for introducing Lakshadweep to me through this post.

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    Chinmayee Gayatree Sahu February 14, 2024 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    The love of traveling is very strong in me and I wish I could visit more places. Thanks for writing this post as Lakshwadeep Islands is very much on my bucket list.

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    Aditya Sathe February 17, 2024 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    You always find best places and best things at those places to enjoy!!!

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    V. Ananya February 17, 2024 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Our wish is to one day be able to go to the Lakshadweep Islands. We wanted to for jour honeymoon, but had to cancel in the last minute due to my mother-on-law’s illness. Thanks for this article; I’ll remember this for later.

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    AJOLA GANESAN February 19, 2024 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Such a cute piece on Lakshadweep islands. Loved it!

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