Lakshadweep is the widely scattered group of the coral islands that are 36 in total number. Lakshadweep is an exciting tourist destination and the most new attraction of India. Read here about the islands of Lakshadweep one by one in detail.
Located 459 kms away from Cochin, Agatti hosts one of the most stunning lagoons in Lakshadweep. A virtual gateway to Lakshadweep, it is 6kms long and about 1000mts wide. It is virtual gateway to enter the island of Lakshadweep. Agatti hosts about 20-bed tourist complex to meet up with the growing needs of customers visiting here. Agatti has abundant coral growths and multi color fishes in the most beautiful lagoons of Lakshadweep. The climate here is hot as compared to the other islands.
With a unique shape of a Tear, the Bangaram Island is bewitchingly beautiful and uninhabited island. It is encircled with an incessant nimbus of creamy sand. This place is ranked as one of the best gateways of the world. You can see the sun, sand and surf casting mesmerizing spells on the visitors, just like the other islands of Lakshadweep, lavish plantations and coolness of swaying coconut palms during the peak time in the day. Bangaram offers the tourists utmost privacy, unpolluted environ and loads of activities to do.
Kavaratti is the administrative capital since 1964. Located at the distance of 404 kms from Cochin, it is one of the most developed islands. Kavaratti has beautiful palm lagoon that forms a perfect spot for water sports, swimming and relaxing on the long and serene beaches. It has the highest percentage of non-islanders as the residents here. There are many mosques spread over the island. The most beautiful among all of them is the Ujra mosque.
The Dolphin Diver Center is the great attraction for the water sport lovers. If it is included in your travel package, you can come to the tourist huts here and stay. There is also an aquarium that hosts several multi color fishes. To view the marine life at its best, you can get a boat with a glass bottom. Enjoy water sports like canoeing, kayaking and snorkeling available for tourists with best facilities.
It is located at the distance of 407 kms from Cochin. It has a large lagoon, abundant coral growth, long sandy beaches, excellent water sports facilities and other great attractions. It is the only island that has lagoons both on the eastern and western sides. The Scuba diving Center has become the attraction for water sports enthusiasts from all over the world. This island resort is managed by Sports.
Kalpeni, 287 kms away from Cochin, is famous for its scenic beauty. A huge lagoon encloses its small islets, namely, Tilakkam, Pitti and Cheriyam. Its biggest attraction is the huge bank of coral debris along the sides of eastern and southwestern shorelines. It is a progressive islands as far as the issues of tourists facilities to women education are concerned. Here you can swim or take up a reef walk or snorkel. A holiday visit to the Banyan factory and the lighthouse is included in your day's itinerary.
It is the farthest island from Kavaratti Island, 200 kms away to south and 398 kms from Cochin. Minicoy has a peculiar culture that you may not fid at any other island. It is a second largest island, a cluster of 10 villages, with a systematically arranged village system, called Avah. It is an important center for tuna fishing and also famous for its tradition of lava dance. The Light House (1885) here is an important attraction here with its natural beauty and tourist facilities.