Bitra Island

  • Location: 11°-36*North Latitude 72°-10* East longitude, located 483 kms, from Cochin.
  • Population: 264
  • Land Area: 0.10 sq.kms
  • Climate: The climate of the island is moderate

Bitra is the smallest inhabited island in the territory. Till 1835 BITRA was the breeding ground for a number of sea birds, a favorite hunt of KILTAN and CHETLAT people. There is a small shrine of Malik Mulla, an old Arab Saint who is said to be having been buried here. The shrine is a place of pilgrimage for the people of other islands. Surprisingly the first permanent settler at Bitra was a women from CHETLAT who with her son set up a permanent settler at house around 1945.