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Explore Lakshadweep Island

Lakshadweep Island

Explore Lakshadweep Island

“Lakshadweep, the group of 36 islands is known for its exotic and sun-kissed beaches and lush green landscape. due to the Parali 1 island being submerged in water due to sea erosion, 35 islands remain. 10 islands that are inhabited . It is located 200 to 440 km (120 to 270 mi) off the Malabar Coast of India. In these palm-laden coral islands, a northern extension of the Maldives, diving reigns supreme. Both Kavaratti and Kadmat have full-service scuba facilities, and the latter also has a center for kayaking, water skiing, yachting and wind surfing. Teardrop-shaped Bangaram woos couples with its uninhabited white sands.

Lakshadweep at a glance:

The current population:   68.50 Thousand (approx.)

  • Area:                          32 km², The lagoon area covers about 4,200 km2 
  • Airport :                     only airport is Agatti Aerodrome ( AGX )
Water Way Trip for Lakshadweep:
  • Seven passenger ships – MV Kavaratti, MV Arabian Sea, MV Lakshadweep Sea, MV Lagoon, MV Corals, MV Amindivi and MV Minicoy operate between Cochin and Lakshadweep islands. The passage takes 14 to 18 hours depending on island chosen for journey.

Currency:                      Indian Rupee (INR)

Formation:                   1 November 1956

Season for visit :            
                                                      Oct – Feb ( Peak Season)
                                                      Mar- May (Moderate Season)
                                                      Jun- Sept (Off Season)
Famous food : Some famous dishes to eat here are Rayereha (red tuna curry), Malabar  
                   parotta, Sanath (coconut-based curry), and Kadalakka (sweets made from 
                   ground rice and

The Kavaratti is the capital of the Union Territory Lakshadweep

Place that attracts tourist:


Bangaram is a tiny teardrop shaped island, which lies very close to

Agatti and Kavaratti. Two small islands of Thinnakara and Parali also lie close to Bangaram enclosed by the same lagoon. During the night, phosphorescent plankton washed ashore on the coral sands impart a bluish glow to the beach, which is totally enchanting. An ideal destination for discerning exclusive tourists, Bangaram has carved its presence in the international tourist map.


Agatti Airport

Agatti has one of the most beautiful lagoons in Lakshadweep. Agatti is the only island with an airport that makes travelling to Lakshadweep extremely convenient. From the aircraft, as one approaches for a landing, one gets a breath-taking view of the airstrip on the island. Agatti is the virtual gateway to the islands. 
Boasting a 25 km lagoon area and total expanse of 3.3 km sq


Kadmat is 8 km long and only 550 metres wide at its broadest point. In addition to the beautiful shallow lagoon on the west, which is ideal for water sports, there is a narrow lagoon on the east. The main attractions are the long sandy beaches and sand banks on the southern tip. Tourist huts built amidst palm groves facing the lagoon allow to soak in the pristine beauty of the ecosystem. Kayaks, sailing boats, pedal boats, skiing boats and glass-bottomed boats are available on hire. Variety of fishes like rays, sharks, and clear water with 20-50 meter visibility makes it an unparalleled dive destination for scuba divers.



Minicoy is, in a sense, isolated from the main group of islands and lies about 200 kms south of the northern group. It is 10.6 kms long and is the second largest island after Andrott. Minicoy has one of the largest lagoons with a small uninhabited islet Viringili on its southern side. Minicoy is distinct from the northern group of islands in its culture, language dress etc. It has a cluster of 11 villages, Traditionally all powers to manage village affairs are vested in him. Each village has a village house beautifully maintained and decorated. Minicoy is renowned for its tradition dance – the Lava performed on festive occasions. Colourful race boats called “Jahadhoni” are a feast to the eye of any tourist. A 300-foot tall lighthouse built in 1885 by the British is a majestic landmark. The beaches have bathing huts with change rooms and facilities for water sports are available. 
the island is situated close to 90 Channel, one of the busiest shipping port in the Arabian Sea.



Kalpeni along with two small islets of Tilakkam and Pitti and the uninhabited island of Cheriyam in the north form a single atoll.
The island is also known as Koefain and a peculiar feature of Kalpeni is a huge storm bank of coral debris along its eastern and southeastern shorelin



Kavaratti is the Headquarters of the Administration and the most developed island. 
The supervising tourism board offers two packages called ‘Coral Reef’ and ‘Taratashi’. Fifty-two mosques are spread out over the island, the most beautiful being the Ujra mosque. Water from a well near the mosque is believed to have curative powers. The beautiful and calm lagoon offers an ideal spot for water sports, swimming and snorkeling. Sunbathing or just lazing around on the beach can be a heady experience. Marine life enthusiasts can visit the marine aquarium, which has an excellent collection of aquatic specimens. The multicoloured underwater life in the lagoons can be viewed through glass-bottomed boats. The Dolphin Dive Centre is an attraction for those who love scuba dive. 
Andrott Island

Also known as Andrott island, Andretti is the largest island of the Lakshadweep archipelago and lies closest to the Indian mainland in the east-west direction.

Kiltan, an unspoiled island in Lakshadweep, is a paradise for nature lovers. Known for its rich marine life, vibrant coral reefs, and serene beaches, it's a place of tranquil beauty.


Chetlan Island, located in the southern part of Lakshadweep, is a tropical paradise with an average temperature of 28°C. The island is approximately 3 meters above sea level.

Bitra Island, the smallest inhabited island in Lakshadweep, is a tranquil haven with a population of nearly 300. The island is approximately 2 meters above sea level, with temperatures averaging 27°C.

Chetlan Island

Thinnakara Island: a picturesque island in Lakshadweep, is a beach lover's dream. The island is approximately 3 meters above sea level, with temperatures averaging 28°C.

Amini Island, known for its coral products, is a vibrant island in Lakshadweep. The island is approximately 2.5 meters above sea level, with temperatures averaging 27°C.

Thinnakara Island

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