The most exquisite coral islands amidst the Arabian Sea are 350km off the Kerala coast. The set of 36 islands is affiliated with the Republic of India, extended over an area of 32sq km forming a smallest union territory. Total population of the island is 51,000 inhabiting only 10 islands. The main occupation of the people in the island is fishing and coir making. There are 5 islands that can be visited by the tourist where as only 2 of them Bangaram and Kadmat are open to non-Indian tourists.
The islands of Lakshadweep offers vast range of water adventures - Swimming
with the locals, exploring turtles, sighting dolphins diving in the great
seas, eagle ray. Also preferable maintain a distance from the bad folk,
killing sharks and octopus. Billows the aquamarine waters bash the white
Lakshadweep Islands are known as the ultimate exotic diving location that
lies to West Coast of India in the Arabian Sea. The beaches of Lakshadweep
are a paradise for divers. The palm-fringed beaches of Lakshadweep provide
pleasant environs even in the tropical summer months, making it a
destination that can be sojourn throughout the year.
Water Sports Adventure at Lakshadweep
Snorkeling is one of the favorite water sport activities of Lakshadweep.
Bangaram Island offers an excellent opportunity for snorkeling in its
shallow waters. Bangaram and Kadmat, both these islands facilitate the
diving centers for its visitors. The 3 abandoned islands Tinnakara, Parali-I
and Parali-II can be approached through boarding, sailing and rowing. Wind
surfing and Kayaking are the other adventurous water sport activities at the
Diving is usually done at the destinations, which are blessed with clear
and unspoiled waters. The tropical island destinations of Lakshwadeep in
India are considered to be the most unique diving hangout of India.
Marine Life in Lakshadweep
Adorned with 36 beautiful coral islands, Lakshadweep's marine life is just
exquisite and unique. The lagoons of the Kadmat and Bangaram islands enjoy
the rich legacy of breath-taking and unexplored world of marine life. Also
known as the diver's rendezvous the pristine exotic splendor of mushy and
firm coral of Lakshadweep islands offers an allurement to visit this beach
Shell Jewels of Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep Islands are a melange of exotic experience on both terrestrial
land and blue sea. Beside the marine life, the one thing that can charm this
elusive beach island of Lakshadweep are the shells that are ethereal and
Special Permits for Lakshadweep
A tourist permit is required to sojourn these beautiful islands. This can
be arranged at the Lakshadweep Tourist Office in Cochin (Kochi).
Islands of Lakshadweep
Bangaram Island is solely open to foreigners. It offers pristine waters,
white sandy pleasant beaches and lot many water sports activities like
swimming, sunbathing, bird watching, fishing, boating, yachting, sea diving
The islands of Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Kadamet, Minicoyarer popular for their
decor, blended with their pure glowing sands, rowed with shaded coconut
palms, are scattered on the sea showcasing the extraordinary and scenic
beauty. There are open to the domestic visitors also.
To reach Lakshadweep one has to take a flight from Cochin (Kochi) in Kerala
to Agatti Island. The airport are facilitated with helicopters that allow
only up to 10-kg baggage weight per person. Other mode of transport is sea
voyage The government tourist department operates cruises from Cochin to all
the islands that are open to tourists.