The Lakshadweep island lie on the Arabian Sea. A timeless undiscovered treasure comprising 36 reefs and coral atolls - untouched and unspoilt. Very little is known about them and this adds to the sense of adventure for visitors.
The first glimpse of the island is about one and half hours flight from Cochin airport to the mailland Agatti. Everyting you expect of a tropical paradise is here: Deserted sandy beaches, streaches of coconut palm trees, endless sunshine and above al the clear blue waters ofthe coral lagoons.
Beauty of Lakshdweep
Exquisite coral islands, marine life in its pristine nature, beautiful natural lagoons, silvery beaches and delicious sea foods - you have it all here. Lakshadweep, literally means a hundred thousand (one lakh) islands (dweep), offers for the enthusiast travelers much sought physical and mental enjoyments and relaxation to spend their holidays.
Lakshadweep territory encloses ten inhabited and 17 uninhabited islands, some attached islets, five submerged reefs and four newly formed islets. The inhabited Islands include Agatti, Andrott, Amini, Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Kadmat, Kiltan, Bitra, Chetlat and Minicoy. Lakshadweep is connected mostly to Kerala through Cochin and is under the Jurisdiction of Kerala High Court.
One of the main attractions in the Lakshadweep Islands is the abundance of fisheries items and the variety of fishes from the Arabian Sea. Oceanic birds flying over the Islands is an eye catching experience. The common people in Lakshadweep are very friendly good hosts and they belong to Arab and Hindu culture. Other tourist spot which can be visited by adventurous travelers include the poultry farms, milk diaries at Kavaratti and Minicoy and the Marine Museum.
One of the Nature’s treasures on Earth or Heaven on Earth, many adjectives can be used to describe the pristine natural beauty of Agatti Islands in Lakshadweep. Soothing weather, a balanced mix of sunlight, sea breeze and sandy shore makes the visit in Agatti memorable for a visitor. Swaying palm trees, silvery beaches and exotic coral reefs, nature has gifted Agatti all its prime attractions.
Agatti is the gateway to Lakshadweep, as the only airport in the islands is situated here. Agatti is a best suit for many water sports activities. One can experience the real pleasure of fiber glass boats and country canoes cruises. Agatti has an outstandingly attractive lagoon in the west, with multi coloured fish fauna and exquisite coral growths. This is a remarkable tourist destination.
The Southern most Island among the islands in Lakshadweep and farthest from Kavaratti is Minicoy. Minicoy Island, crescent shaped, stands second in area after Andrott Island. This is the one Island where Mahl language is spoken while all other islands use Malyalam as the spoken language. The island is credited with one of the largest laggon in Lakshdweep.
Minicoy is very famous for tuna fishing and an important centre for tuna canning. Factories for tuna canning with ice plants and cold storages are attractive for tourists. Major attractios here are the 300 ft Light house and an old Juma mosque. The Minicoy people are art lovers, many dance forms named Dandi and lava dance are practiced here. These are traditional dances performed during festivals. Tourists are provided with comfortable accommodation facilities.
Kalpeni Islands, Koefaini as per Arab writers, is a group of three small islands and is considered as one of the most exquisite and impressing islands of Lakshadweep. The satellite islands Cheriyam, Pitti and Tilakkam are inhabited and many tourists are attracted towards this Kalpeni Islands to spend their holidays.
One of unique feature of this Island is the coral debris along the south eastern and eastern banks and this Island is encircled by a lagoon of fantastic splendor, which is highly rich in coral life. Kalpeni is famous for many water sport activities, adventurous tourists can venture out for interesting sports like snorkeling, reef walking, canoeing, kayaking and sailing yachts. This is a nice place to visit
One of the most wonderful tourist spots in India, Kadmat Island is situated in the beautiful Lakshadweep Islands. Kadmat Island is an amazing place to spend your holidays and is one of the few inhabited islands in Lakshadweep with widespread coconut palms. The Island is situated at a distance of 5 Kms to the North of Amini Island and is 8 Kms long and 550 m wide.
Adventure Activities in Lakshadweep
Adventure seekers golden sports paradise is Lakshadweep, with many breath taking water sporting activities. The excellent facilities in the sea shore and the tempting sea waves, makes Lakshadweep an ideal spot for water sports, mainly for Kayaking and Canoeing. Paddling through amazing sea waves in the unpredictable weather, makes canoeing one of the most challenging water sports.
Canoeing and Kayaking are very eco friendly dynamic sports activities providing physical fitness to those undertake. Kayaks, looking like cute fishing boat, are best used in Arabian Sea waters for kayaking sport. Lakshdweep offers many training facilities for naïve adventurous tourists in Kayaking and canoeing. Kavaratti and Kalpeni Islands are famous for these sports.
Clear and unspoiled water in the Lakshadweep makes it a neat and perfect destination for diving. Lakshadweep has grown to a wonderful stature with unique diving facilities. Lakshadweep is a sports paradise for adventurous tourist. Scuba diving is practiced here with much vigor and dynamism. Water Sports Institute, located at Kadmat Islands, provides necessary equipments, Scuba diving facilities and training for the interesting visitors. Competent instructors are also available here in this Institute. Another place offering Scuba diving facilities is Dolphin Dive Center in Kavaratti, Lakshadweep.