ANDROTH is the nearest island to the mainland and has an east-west
orientation unlike other islands lying in the north-south direction.It
is the Largest island in the Lakshadweep.Thick vegetation
mainly coconut groves ,add to the beauty of the island.It was
the first island to embrace ISLAM. The Saint Ubaidullah,who
is belived to have converted the people of islands to islam,died
here and his tomb still remains in the Juma'at Mosque.
Religious preachers from here are held in high esteem.Fishing
industry is well developed,next only to Minicoy and Agatti.Coir
and Copra are the major products of the island.