With an area of around 11 hectare, Bitra is the smallest inhabited island in Lakshadweep
. The climate is warm throughout the year. The island is covered by thick brushwood and shrubs, and is rich in coconut palms. The people are mainly Muslims and they speak a local version of Kerala
ís language, Malayalam
Bitra has the largest lagoon in Lakshadweep. This magnificent lagoon is on the north-eastern tip of a large coral ring reef. Coral growths and multi-colored fish are abundant in this lagoon.
, dedicated to Malik Mulla - an old Arab saint who is said to have been buried there, is the main attraction. The shrine is a place of pilgrimage for other islanders.
Bitra is situated 48 km west of Chetlat