Welcome to Androth Island, a captivating destination with a rich historical legacy, nestled within the enchanting Lakshadweep archipelago. This island, formerly known as ‘Divanduru,’ held its place in history as part of the Arakkal Kingdom and is a member of the Laccadive Islands subgroup.
Androth Island stands unique among its counterparts, as it is the only island with an east-west orientation, unlike the others that lie in a north-south direction. Located approximately 293 km away from Kochi, this island beckons travelers with its natural beauty and serene atmosphere. Thick vegetation, dominated by swaying coconut trees, adds to the island’s charm, creating a tranquil oasis.
The historical significance of Androth Island is deeply rooted in its cultural heritage. It was the first island to embrace Islam, with the revered Saint Hazrat Ubaidulla believed to have converted the island’s inhabitants. His tomb still stands in the Juma Masjid, a testament to the island’s historical journey. Androth Island is also home to the famous Moola Beach, a magical shoreline that changes its location from season to season, mesmerizing visitors with its ever-shifting beauty.
Embark on a lagoon walk and immerse yourself in the turquoise waters surrounding the island. Explore the vibrant marine life through snorkeling adventures or simply enjoy a rejuvenating sea bath. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the breakwater jetty and witness the island’s majestic lighthouse.
Androth Island tantalizes your taste buds with a diverse array of delicious local foods. Indulge in the flavors of this island paradise, savoring the culinary delights that showcase the richness of the local cuisine.
Please note that currently, packages and properties are not available on Androth Island. However, you can plan your visit by embarking on a cruise journey from Kochi, Beypore, or Mangalore. The cruise offers a delightful way to reach this captivating destination.
Discover the enchantment of Androth Island, where history, natural beauty, and cultural traditions intertwine. Immerse yourself in the allure of this hidden gem in Lakshadweep. Book your journey to Androth Island and embark on an unforgettable adventure.
Major attractions include Rich traditional culture, snorkeling, lagoon walk, break water jetty, sea bath, Tomb visit, light house, and various delicious foods that can also taste here.