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    Location: Lakshadweep 682555, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 14 to 18 hours

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     Bitra Island is the smallest inhabited island in the territory having a land area of 0.105 sq km. It has a length of 0.57 km. It’s a width of 0.28 km at the broadest point. This is at a distance of 483 km from Kochi. The island is located at 11° 36′ N I and 72° 11′ E longitude and the land area is Small, its lagoon area is 45.61 sq km.


    beautiful picture of the island This island used to be covered by thick shrubs and was the breeding ground for sea birds. In the early 19th century the birds left the place due to human interference. In 1848 Sir Robinson who visited the islands,  heard the people say that the birds had lived on Bitra till around 1835. Terns are also found on Pitti island and people visited this island to collect the eggs.


    In the 20th century, islanders from Kiltan and Chetlat visited the island to collect the eggs of pelagic birds breeding there. Until 1945, when a woman from Chetlat made this island her home, there were no attempts to settle this island permanently There is a small shrine dedicated to an old Arab saint by the name of Malik Mulla who was buried on the island and also This shrine has become a pilgrimage site.

    Inside/Outside Views

    kings landingIt is the smallest inhabited island in the territory. BITRA was the breeding ground for several sea birds, a favorite hunt of KILIAN and CHETLAT people till 1835 There is a small shrine of Malik Mulla, an old Arab Saint who is said to have been buried here. A shrine is a place of pilgrimage for the people of other islands and surprisingly the first permanent settler at BITRA was a woman from CHETLAT who with her son set up a permanent settler at the house around 1945.

    Opening Hours

    24 hours.

    Entry & Others Fees

    It’s free of cost.

    How to Reach

    By Air: Bitra Heliport airport is near the hairpin place.

    By Rail: Kannur railway is the nearest railway to this place.

    By Road: You can take a bus to reach this place. Otherwise, you can hire a car or cab to reach this place directly.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry your necessary things that you needed the Most.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it’s safe to visit this place.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, it’s allowed and it’s free of cost.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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