What To Do on Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep? Part 2

Activities in Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep

Hello lovely people! What makes Bangaram Island truly special is that you get the entire island to yourself, as it’s a private island with just one resort. You can enjoy the whole range of activities the island offers at your own pace. Whether you’re gazing at the horizon, trying exciting water activities, or savoring the calm lagoon, the whole island becomes your own little world. This is Part 2 of 15 Things To Do in Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep. In the previous post, I shared the top 5 activities to do in Bangaram for thrill-seekers, including kids. But not everyone is an adventure enthusiast. So, in today’s post, I’ll share 5 easy yet fun activities to do on Bangaram Island.

5 Easy Yet Fun Activities To Do in Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep

1- Walk around the Island 

Walking around the island might not sound like a fun activity, but it offers insights into the local way of life on Bangaram. You can meet the locals, including the families of those working here. You can learn about their daily lives like how they harvest rain water to use for drinking and other activities as there’s no fresh water source on the island. And, find out how they use every part of the coconut tree for various purposes, a great example of sustainable living.

Walk around the Island,5 Easy Yet Fun Activities To Do in Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep 

Despite its small size, the island lacks a permanent source for generating electricity. They rely on large generators to power the Bangaram Resort, the only resort on the island. It makes you ponder how much fuel they need to keep everything running.

Have you ever thought about how much you could discover about island living? Give it a try! A walk around the island can turn out to be an excellent learning experience for kids and adults alike.

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2- Watch Sunrise and Sunset

One cannot truly experience the soul-stirring beauty of Bangaram Island without witnessing both sunrise and sunset. Each dawn and dusk paints the sky in hues of pink, orange and gold, casting a spell that leaves you in awe of nature’s canvas.

What makes it even more magical is the unique geography of Bangaram; with its compact 2.30 square kilometers of land area, you can witness the sunrise on one side of the island and in the evening, marvel at the breathtaking sunset on the opposite side.

Sunset in Bangaram

Sunset in Bangaram

Experiencing the sunrise and sunset at the beach is truly mesmerizing and utterly magical, surpassing the charm of any other location. You can not miss this amazing experience when in Bangaram.

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3- Try Fresh Taadi/Tadi/Toddy

Bangaram Island in Lakshadweep, is a private island with only one resort. There are no local shops and eateries on the island, limiting options to try local food. You get to eat whatever is served at the restaurant according to a fixed menu.

We really wanted to try something different, something new, a gastronomic experience we could take home with us. That’s when we saw a man climbing up the coconut trees, collecting something in a bottle. Later, we understood that he was collecting the sap of coconut palm & date palm trees to make it into a local alcoholic drink.

We were ecstatic when we got to try this new drink on the island. We tried the raw, non-alcoholic version which was freshly collected; it was sweet, more like coconut water but a bit different in taste. It needs distillation & a few hours’ time to ferment and turn into an alcoholic beverage.

If you also like to savor the local flavors, I highly recommend trying this traditional & famous drink of Bangaram.

4- Enjoy Candle Light Dinner

It was our first day in Bangaram and by night time, we were exhausted with all the travelling and exploring the island. At dinner time, we just wanted a quick meal and to hit the bed. The walk from our cottage to the restaurant felt like an eternity; we wished the food could come to us. However, as we neared the restaurant, we saw the beach decorated with dim lights, tables laid out with candlelight and a buffet dinner being served.

Candle light dinner in Bangaram island Lakshadweep

The whole set up looked magical with the moonlight reflecting on the calm waters. It swept away all our tiredness and like kids in a wonderland, we ran towards the dining area to check it out.

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Every night, dinner is served under the stars. Tables are set up on the beach with candlelight and a buffet dinner is served, all included in the stay package. And the best part? You can also celebrate any special occasion privately by decorating the bamboo sitting hut right on the beach and have a cozy little party of your own.

5- Witness Bioluminescence

When we were planning our trip to Lakshadweep, we had no idea we could witness bioluminescence there. On our first night in Bangaram Island, while enjoying a candle light dinner on the beach, we noticed numerous little blue lights twinkling in the waves crashing on the shore.

Initially, it felt like a reflection from the light bulbs. Upon closer inspection, we were stunned to see the magical display of bioluminescence right in front of our eyes.

Bioluminescence on Bangaram Island

Upon inquiring, we got to know that they switch off all the lights on the island for 5 minutes around 10 pm; allowing guests to see this mystical glow more clearly. We took a stroll along the shore and observed how the algae got washed up with the waves, creating an otherworldly ambiance that felt like walking through a starlit dreamscape.

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You may also request a guided walk to the other part of the island for a better view of the bioluminescence. I can never forget that magical experience. Despite being dead tired, we spent hours on the beach, captivated by the mesmerizing bioluminescence.

It’s a one of a kind experience, not to be missed when visiting Bangaram Island in Lakshadweep.


That’s it for this post. Stay tuned for the last part of this post, coming soon!



This post is part of the 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 Bohemian Bibliophile.

 

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    Preeti Chauhan February 13, 2024 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    The uncrowded clean beaches, magical sunsets, and luminescent waves create an altogether different ambiance, this experience would be unforgettable. But it would be tough for us urban people to live for long on such islands without different types of food and electricity.

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    Ambica Gulati February 15, 2024 at 6:57 am - Reply

    What a surreal experience Neha. I have bioluminescence high on my wish list. And to be on an island see this, it’s almost magical. I love toddy too, had it in Kerala.

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    Cindy DSilva February 15, 2024 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    I’ve saved all your posts on Lakshadweep. Firstly I thought the spelling was Lakshwadeep lol. Thank you for letting us know.

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    Pamela Mukherjee February 16, 2024 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    I am actually planning for Lakshwadeep and was doing research on Bangaram Island. Thanks for such a detailed guide with all the details about bioluminescence . Do they assist with night bioluminescence, and how much do they charge? Any idea?

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      Neha Sharma February 20, 2024 at 12:26 pm - Reply

      You can witness bioluminescence right in front of your cottage but if you want to check out other parts of the beach then you can request for a guide, they don’t charge anything for it.

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    Sakshi Varma February 17, 2024 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Wow sounds like such an alluring place – an island all to yourself, candle lit dinners and ethereal bioluminiscence…. beautful!

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    Kaveri Chhetri February 17, 2024 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    your dinner setting under the sky reminded me of our favourite beach house in kannur Neha… its sooo lovely to eat by the beach with the trees swishing n the waves lapping.

    Bangaram Island looks quaint and unexplored and I’m sure u had a lovely time there. Looks like a very good option if u want to escape the city life for a bit. btw, my friend drinks fresh tody at her hometown in andhra… I haven’t tasted it yet but want to.

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    Felicia Nazareth February 17, 2024 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    I would love to visit Lakshadweep some day. The place is indeed magical. I have had my friends visit and share really breathtaking pictures.

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    Dr Mandira Adhikari February 18, 2024 at 1:03 am - Reply

    I love Lakshadweep and honestly think that it’s a paradise. you have listed great activities. however I am really worried about its delicate ecosystem as these islands are not equipped to handle so many tourists at a single time .

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    Anjali Tripathi February 18, 2024 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Wow, reading your post made me daydream about 5he ultimate tropical escape. Thanks for the detailed recommendations, it’s like having a personal guide to this idyllic destination. Saving it for the future reference.

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    Kanchan Singh February 18, 2024 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Lakshdeep is in my bucket list and loved how you curated the activity list. Thanks for sharing

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    ZenobiaMerchant February 18, 2024 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    The beautiful beaches of Bangaram Island in Lakshwadeep surely beckons to me now more tha ever. Will surely refer to your 2 posts when I plan a trip to the Lakshwadeep.

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    Sivaranjini Anandan February 18, 2024 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    The mention of sunrise, sunset, the walkabout on the island and the candlelight dinner sounds like a romantic and memorable experience. Hope you had a great rime.

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    Shifali February 18, 2024 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Quite mystical to see the pictures of the island and bioluminescence. So intriguing to visit the place once.

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      SwatiMathur February 19, 2024 at 10:07 am - Reply

      Definitely a place to visit. To he very frank after seeing Narandra Modi’s promotion video I have decided to visit. loved the activities you have mentioned, such a quite and serene place.

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    Raghav Dudeja February 18, 2024 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    One point after the other, my travel goals were just redefined. What is the best season to visit there?

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      Neha Sharma February 20, 2024 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      October to February is the best time to visit

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    Harjeet Kaur February 18, 2024 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    I just went to Andamans and witnessed the bioluminescence waves and it was magical. At the Taj Exotica at Havelock, a night walk on the beach and star gazing were included.

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      Aditya Sathe February 18, 2024 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      all the activities you listed paints a picture of a perfect day out on the island! I am now longing to visit this paradise on the Earth

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      Priya Singh February 20, 2024 at 12:03 am - Reply

      I was planning to go but the internet is soo full if information. This is really helpful in narrowing things down for me
      thank you 😊

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    Madhu Bindra February 18, 2024 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    The beach looks so beautiful. Thank you for sharing so many informative posts about Lakshadweep. I am going to come back and read them all.

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    Ishieta February 18, 2024 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    what a lovely find! A private island with just one resort and the photos make it looks like something out of a story nook! You make me dream of a vacation.

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    Varsh February 18, 2024 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Long walks and sunrise/sunsets are the best thing about beaches for me and Bangaram island delivers beautifully on both counts. That bioluminescence must be quite a magical sight!

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    Sindhu Vinod Narayan February 19, 2024 at 1:12 am - Reply

    oh wow looks so very calm and serene. I’ve always wanted to see bio luminous. this post is helpful for planning a trip

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    sadvik kylash February 19, 2024 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Now thats what we need. summers are near and some good place is due. Pictures look really fun. Hope it would be fun to kids.

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    Leha February 20, 2024 at 12:15 am - Reply

    Sounds magical! Serene little place and so picture perfect

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    Janaki February 20, 2024 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful place. And you’ve given good tips for a cosy holiday.

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    Prasanna Raghavan February 23, 2024 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    That was such a captivating narrative of an island where you can enjoy life in the natural ambience for a short break without being distracted by the amenities of the fast-paced lifestyle.

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