Lakshadweep is a beautiful group of Islands in the Indian Territory. It contains 36 exotic Islands and covers an area of 32 sq km. Indian government wants to preserve its natural beauty so that the visitor’s needs permit to explore a few of them. The name Lakshadweep means “A hundred thousand islands”. Palm-fringed white sandy beaches attract traveller’s towards this Island. Visitor’s love this place as a romantic destination but it is more to make for a perfect destination.
Let’s talk about some of the best Island that you must explore on your trip.
1. Agatti Island
Agatti Island attract visitors with its crystal clear lagoons, silvery beaches and coconut palms in the background. Peoples are allowed to the Island with some restrictions. They need a Police Verification Certificate to apply for a permit. There are only two hotels in Agatti so Entry Permit is issued based on the visitor having a confirmed place to stay.
The Island also have a Airport. To make Agatti one of the most accessible Island, The Indian airlines operates its flight.
2. Kavaratti Island
Kavaratti Island is the capital of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep and it is also the Headquarters of the Administration. It attract visitors with its pristine beaches, calm lagoons, and unspoilt coral reefs also you can enjoy with the scuba divers, kayakers and some water activities.
Kavaratti Island is one of the famous tourist hotspot for Urja mosque which is constructed by Sheik Mohammed Kasim.
3. Kadmat Island
Kadmat Island is known as Cardamon Island and it covers an area of 9.3 km in length. This island attracts people towards its blue sea and colorful coral reefs. Once you reach there do not forget to experience activities like glass-bottom boating, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking.
Visitor’s usually take a cruise from Agatti to Kadmat to experience the beautiful view’s of the blue sea with flying dolphins and peaking turtles. ‘Kadmat Island Beach Resort’ is the only place to stay. It has a private beach and one can enjoy stunning views of sunrise and sunset.
4. Minicoy Island
Minicoy Island is a popular tourist place and it covers an area of 10 km in length. As compared to the rest of the Island it is most populated. Minicoy Island is the second largest Island of Lakshadweep. In the local language they call Minicoy as ‘Maliku’. The ancient name of “Maliku” was “Mahiladu” means women’s Island. It is well known for its luxury beach resorts.
There are number of villages like – Kendiparty, Pallessery, Kudehi, Funhilol, Aloodi, Sadivalu, New Boduathiri, Rammedu, Boduathiri, Aoumagu, Bada
Kalpeni Island popularly known for its coral reef. This Island has the largest lagoon as compared to most of the Islands. It is surrounded by the lagoons and clear blue water. It offers activities like boating, snorkeling, swimming, and diving. Agatti Airport is the nearest Airport from Kalpeni Island. Komel beach resort is the only place to stay which is operated by Lakshadweep Tourism.
Things to do:
- You can go there to experience the thrill of water activities like Snorkeling, Kayaking, Scuba diving, Surfing, Boating, and Canoeing.
- You can go for Kite surfing which is recently got popularity as an adventure sport in Lakshadweep.
- To explore Lakshadweep on a cruise you must take a five-day package where the days are spent on different Islands and the nights on the cruise to cover the distance.
Best time to visit:
Lakshadweep Island is open for the tourists throughout the year. October to May are considered as the best because of the suitable weather conditions for beach and water activities.
Things to know:
- Travellers need to have a permit from the government authorities to be able to enter the Lakshadweep Islands.
- It is a non-alcoholic zone.
- Do not forget to pack sunglasses, Hats and good sunscreens.
- Always carry sufficient cash and essential medical supplies because the area is not well developed.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bag and get ready to experience the Island view of Lakshadweep. Hope you liked the above article “Lakshadweep Island: Know the details before you plan”. If you already visit there and you want to give any feedback you can suggest us in the comment box. Thank you.