Lakshadweep, a cluster of Islands located in the Arabian Sea in west
India, is nothing less than a paradise where the colorful aqua beings
paint the mesmerizing picture against the blue waters. Rich flora and
fauna makes this dreamland an exceptional place to visit during holidays.
The main attraction of Lakshadweep islands lies in just enjoying the leisure and
soaking in the clear airs. Water adventure and fishing
makes this only coral reef island in India, a unique honeymoon destination
as well. The history of Lakshadweep islands is not much known, however, traces of
it reveal these islands to be present since the 7th century.
One can reach Lakshadweep island via Agatti Island that has the only
airport in Lakshadweep. Flights from Cochin travel to and fro. Helicopters
also are present to ferry tourists to the different island from Agatti.
Cruising to Lakshadweep is another great adventure trip to reach the
islands od Lakshadweep. From the months of October to April Catamaran
speed vessels operate as per monthly schedule between major islands in the
People and Ethinicity of Lakshadweep Islands
The people of Lakshadweep islands in many ways, like language and lifestyle, have
a very distinct affinity with the people of Kerala. Islam, which was
propagated by Hazrat Ubaidulla who set off from Mecca after Prophet
Mohammed appeared to him in a dream, is still the major religion followed
in Lakshadweep Islands. The people of Lakshadweep are basically tribal in nature.
The Aminidivi, Koyas, Malmis and Malacheris are the main tribes living in
Lakshadweep. Aminidivis are believed to be the first group of people to
have started inhabiting these islands. Renowned for their handicrafts they
are also famous for celebrating tribal festivals in a unique form, thus
making it a grand affair.
The Exotic Lakshadweep Islands
: Kadmat, with an area of 8 km, is one of the largest islands which you can enjoy during your Lakshadweep tourism. The flora and fauna of the island is amazing. The beaches offer umpteen opportunity to sunbathe and enjoy watersports. Kadmat is a also a heaven for those looking for peace amidst natural beauty. Honeymooning is another great option in Kadmat, where the thick leaves of coconut Palms form a natural canopy over the whole area.
: In Bangaram, the only people that you will come across are the tourists and resort staff. The island figured in the list of top ten secret beaches in the world by Sunday Times Travel Magazine Feb 8th 2004. Th idyllic beauty of the island is just perfect to make you feel elated. The unexploited reefs of Banagaram are just loved by divers. Even those who have a lot of experience in diving find a different experience here. Undertake Lakshadweep tourism and explore the underwater world with Beautiful creations like Parrot fish, Porcupine fish , Puffer fishes, Moray eels and other colourful creatures. Apart from this, you can also try out ayurvedic therapies here.
: Agatti is also blessed with abundant natural beauty like other Lakshadweep islands, but the significance of Agatti lies elsewhere as well. It is the only island in Lakshadweep that has an airport and in that sense, it is gateway for Lakshadweep tourism. Once in Agatti, don't miss the experience of travelling in fiberglass boats and the country canoes cruises. For adventure freeks, Agatti offers options of snorkeling, kayaking and canoeing
: The administrative capital of Lakshadweep islands, Kavaratti is known for its mosques, the Urja mosque being the most popular one. The ceiling is carved out of a single piece of driftwood and is an ideal example of beautiful carving. View variety of colourful fishes and corals without actually getting into water by visiting the Kavaratti Aquarium. Also pay a visit to the Lakshadweeo island Museum to view the various artifacts.
: This one is the largest group of islands in Lakshadweep. The popular attractions here include Hazrat Ubaidullah and the Buddhist archaeological remains.
: Minicoy lies in close vicinity of the Maldives Islands and is known for its Tuna Canning Factory. The other attractions include the Lighthouse that was constructed by the Britishers. The traditional Lava Dance is definitely not to be missed out on your Lakshadweep tourism.
: Kalpeni is yet another island where you can play with water and explore its beautiful world. You can enjoy snorkeling, swimming, reef walk, kayaking and sailing here.
Watersports in Lakshadweep Islands
The endless stretch of golden sands that pave way for the frivolous sea
waves, unending stretches of blue lagoons and coral reefs prying out from
the Arabian sea play the perfect role in inviting the tourists for some
bone chilling water sports in Lakshadweep. Swimming and diving along with
snorkelling and scuba diving are apt to explore the underwater world. The
adventure options like water scooters and para sailing has also rendered
Lakshadweep become a famous water sports destination in India.
Various institutes offering facilities for Kayaking, canoeing, yachting,
snorkeling, wind surfing, water skiing and cruising have been set up by
the tourist department on Kadmat Island.
Do's and Don't Before Lakshadweep Tourism1.
Lakshadweep is an isolated part of the country. Carry your special
brand of medicines, cosmetics, cigarettes etc. as only ordinary varieties
will be available on the islands.
Ensure that your reservation is done in advance. If possible arrange
for a local escort.
Do not litter the water or pick up corals as souvenirs. It is a
Do not carry any illegal drugs or narcotics. Swimming or sunbathing
naked is not permitted.