The whole of Lakshadweep Islands is nothing but a set of small islands situated near each other. It comprises a total of twelve coral atolls, five banks, three coral reefs, and several islets. The location is near the Kerala coast and falls under the jurisdiction of Kerala state and Kerala High Court. Kavaratti is its capital and it is considered one of the most beautiful places in the Indian subcontinent.
One of the biggest and the southernmost island in Lakshadweep group of islands; Minicoy is a beautiful island famous for its fishing, Juma Masjid and 300 ft. tall lighthouse.
The only island with an airstrip in Lakshadweep, Agatti is well renowned for its water sports activities. Agatti has remarkable and breathtaking flora and fauna – attractive lagoons with coral froths and unique fishes.
One of the prime destinations for tourists, this island has amazing white coral-sand beaches, calm and soothing lagoons and immense greenery! Like all other islands in the vicinity, this too is a nature lover’s paradise! The dancing coconut leaves, smell of the salty ocean and the sound of the waves are something that any tourist will never forget.
Another beautiful island which is also open to foreign nationals, Bangaram is an uninhabited island filled with pristine beauty, unspoilt beaches. The island being encircled with a beautiful lagoon is enclosed by coral reef.
Also known as Koefaini, Kalpeni islands is a group of three islands and is one of the most picturesque areas of Lakshadweep. Cheriyam, Pitti and Tillakkam are the islands which together forms the Kalpeni islands.
Kadmat is one of the most popular islands for tourists. Famous for sun bathing, it is renowned for its pristine silvery white beaches. This really small island has a beautiful lagoon in its premises enclosed by coral reefs.
Situated in Kavaratti, Marine museum showcases plethora of marine related artifacts and aims at promoting marine products and its preservation. The interesting thing about the museum is its aquarium which has few of the most striking species of sea fishes and water animals.
One of the most habited islands of Lakshadweep; Amindivi is a group of islands lying in the North Lakshadweep and is famous for its choir products. It is an ideal place for those seeking to experience the local culture and markets of Lakshadweep.
Also known as Andrott Island, this is the largest island of Lakshadweep and is located closest to the Indian mainland. Unlike other islands, Andretti islands are in east-west direction.
Lighthouse, Minicoy Island
Built in the late 19th century back in 1885 in the Minicoy Island is one of the oldest lighthouses in Lakshadweep. Standing tall at 300 feet, the view from the top is absolutely mesmerizing.
Apart from admiring the nature, the next best thing on any vacationer’s ‘to-do list’ should be water sports. There are plenty of opportunities for Scuba diving, Yachting, Pedal boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Snorkeling, etc.
Coconut powder and oil can be bought from the factory at Kadmat Island. Fish pickles and small souvenirs are available at Kavaratti.