Lakshadweep is a group of islands situated 400 km off the western Coast of India in the Arabian sea. India’s smallest union territory, they are India’s only coral atolls and has 10 inhabited islands, 17 uninhabited islands, four newly formed islets and five submerged reefs. Drinking water is a scarce commodity and rainwater harvested during the rainy season is the major source of drinking water.
Lakshadweep is one of the most beautiful destinations with spectacular marine life, serene villages, the tourist resorts and mosques. Peak tourist season is from December to May, when the climate is cooler and drier. May to September is the main monsoon season (southwest monsoon) and rains are expected during October-November (northeast monsoon) also.
Full-service resorts in Lakshadweep, offers places of stay for foreign tourists while, basic government resorts are open to Indian citizens are available at Minicoy, Kavaratti and Kalpeni. Lakshadweep can be reached by flight (from Kochi), by ship or by helicopter. Occasional cruises are available directly from Mumbai
Agatti Island: The Island forms the gateway for the Lakshadweep and is located at around 459 km from the Cochin. The main occupation of the people living here is fishing. This island is known for the best beaches for swimming in the world. Tourists enjoy adventures of swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving in this Island. The huge lagoons also increases the beauty of the island. Visitors also enjoy water sports activities like Deep Sea Fishing, sailing, boat rides, water skiing and kayaking at this Island.
Bangaram: The smooth sands with the spectacular palm grove backdrop makes the Island a must see tourist destinations in the world!!. This beautiful Island, lined by the waves of the multi coloured sea, is located 8km from the north side of AgattiIsland.
Kadmat: The KadmatIsland is the most popular tourist destinations in Lakshadweep. The Island has a huge lagoon on the west side, about 10 km from the Amini.
Kavaratti Island: The most developed Island in Lakshadweep, Kavaratti is the administrative capital of Lakshadweep and is dominated by non-islanders. The place is adorned with many Mosques the most beautiful one being the Ujra mosque.
Kalpeni: About 76 Km south of Androth is Kalpeni with an extensive and shallow lagoon also famous for its rich coral and marine life.