Lying on India’s southwestern tip, Lakshadweep is truly a paradise Island. It may appear as indistinguishable dots on India’s map, but Lakshadweep tourism offers an unspoiled kaleidoscope of coral reefs teeming with marine life and beautiful white beaches perched by palms. Located close to the Maldives, the islands of Lakshadweep has a similar feel to them as the neighboring island nation. Only 10 of the 35 islands of Lakshadweep are inhabited. The tourism authorities at Lakshadweep want to keep its beauty intact, as a result of which tourism here is strictly regulated. As a tourist, you can visit only a few islands within the islands chain. Below are some of the Islands you should visit if you are holidaying in Lakshadweep.
- Kavaratti Island
Kavaratti is the capital of the Lakshadweep Islands and among the most sought after islands here in Lakshadweep. It is situated about 400 km from the town of Kochi. Spruced with coconut trees, this island is very popular among tourists for its white sand beaches and dare-devil water sports. This Island is Lakshadweep’s administrative center and is thus much more commercialized than any other island in Lakshadweep. But there are plenty of beautiful beaches stretching across the island which provides tourists with a relaxing and fun-filled experience. While on this island, you must certainly walk into the sea and see some of the best corals or spend your time fishing. And when the sun is about to set, occupy a popular beachside viewpoint and enjoy the tangy sun going down behind the blue sea.
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- Minicoy Island
Minicoy Island is located at about 254 km from the town of Kavaratti and is popular for tuna fishing. Besides that, the island is home to many sandy beaches and spectacular water sports. One of the island’s oldest buildings is the British-era lighthouse built-in 1885. This island’s safe and serene beaches are the ideal spot to spend solitary time. One can also enjoy different athletic activities under well-trained instructors. Located only 100 KM from the Maldives, it is a crescent-shaped island that abounds one of the country’s largest lagoons. But its stunning resorts are what attract visitors to Minicoy Island. Full of scenic views, the island is a haven for different water-based activities like snorkeling and deep-sea diving. Minicoy Island is also known for its varied marine life, which can be easily explored by sailing a cruise. Beaches lined with palm trees will be the perfect place for you to spend time enjoying nature’s beauty.
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- Agatti Island
Agatti Island is the gateway to the islands of Lakshadweep, as it links this group of islands via the air to the mainland. This will be your first glimpse at the Lakshadweep Islands’ elegance and tranquility. This island is known for its natural and scenic beauty. It is also full of opportunities for water sports of all kinds. If you want something peaceful then there are plenty of beautiful beaches for you. You can go on kayaking or sailing expeditions if you want to dive into the sea. Agatti Island also houses Lakshadweep’s only museum, and the museum provides visitors with a great insight into the history of these Islands.
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- Kalpeni Island
Kalpeni Island is an enormous lagoon surrounded by three other populated islets. Kalpeni Island is famous for its beautiful corals. The Island’s white sand beaches are as beautiful as they come. The turquoise water in the nearby bays is so bright that you can see the fish swimming around in its translucent water. This island’s beauty will make photography enthusiasts tire out of clicking! There are lovely beaches all over, whether you want a suntan or want just want to enjoy the beauty around. If you’re looking to explore the corals and marine life, book a glass-bottom boat trip. This island offers many other aquatic sports opportunities such as swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
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- Kadmat Island
Kadmat Island is one of the most beautiful islands here and is a perfect place to experience the charm of clean coasts, colorful coral reefs, and spectacular blue lagoons. Situated some 75 km from Kavaratti, this island offers many adventurous water sports activities. A journey from Agatti Island to Kadmat Island will remain etched in your mind forever. The wide expanses of the Blue Sea will allow you to watch the Dolphins peeking through the water and race against your boats. You could catch a glimpse of flying fishes from the deck of the ship too! And when you reach the Kadmat Island, you will be transported to another world altogether. The island’s elegance and serenity are unmatched. The island is best known for its spectacular corals and turtles at sea.
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