Lakshadweep Tourism

Lakshadweep Tourism


About Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep is an archipelago located 200-400 km west of the coast of Kerala in the Arabian Sea. The archipelago consists of 36 main islands, many smaller islands, coral atolls and coral reefs. It is the smallest union territory in India. Lakshadweep means a hundred thousand islands in the local language, Malayalam. Earlier the name Lakshadweepa referred to the three archipelagos in the Indian Ocean the present Lakshadweep, Maldives and Suvadives.

 

Only ten of the Lakshadweep islands are inhabited and more than 90 percent of the indigenous population is Muslim. The main economic activities are fishing, coconut cultivation and coir twisting. Tourism is an emerging industry. Tourists require an entry permit to visit Lakshadweep; the permit is issued at Kochi (in Kerala). Foreign nationals are allowed only in Kadmat, Bangaram and Agatti islands. Agatti is connected to Kochi by air and sea; in fact Agatti is the gateway to Lakshadweep Islands with the only airport of the archipelago.

 

Kavaratti, the administrative headquarter is the most developed island. Its attractions include the Ujra mosque, marine aquarium, beaches and water sports. Kalpeni is known for the largest lagoon among Lakshadweep islands; the lagoon is good for kayaking and boating. Minicoy is located in southern Lakshadwep and its culture has affinity to that of Maldives. The language here is Mahl, which is a form of Divehi, the language of Maldives. Kadmat has lagoons both on its western and eastern peripheries. The island boasts of a water sports institute and a diving school. Bangaram is the only uninhabited island open to tourists. A short distance from Agatti Island, it can be reached by speedboat. Scuba diving, coral formations and a variety of fishes are the main attractions of Bangaram.

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Malur Harish

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  • Malur Harish
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 8 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  7451 readers

"A mind blowing experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Lakshdweep rightly called the emerald of the Arabian sea, is simply awesome and a mind blowing experience to visit. We took the samudram tour and went to three different islands and stayed onboard the ship MV Kavaratti. The entire tour and the experience was simply awesome to say the least. The SPORTS, authority for tourism of Lakshdweep government have excelled in operating this tour. The quality of the ship, the cabins, food and the onshore Tours with various activities have been superb. This is one tour everyone ought to take to visit the isles and do some activities there. A very good experience of the cruise and the onshore activities, SPORTS do easily qualify to compete with any other cruises.
Overall a windblown experience.
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Ayush sheopuri

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  • Ayush sheopuri
  • 2 Reviews
  •  520 readers

"Pristine beaches"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Lakshwadeep had beautiful and very clean beaches .. The locals are all smiling and helpful to the tourists. Lot of water sport activities. However apart from beaches there are no other sightseeing places at all viz. Places of historical, religious, cultural, shopping importance.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 230 Reviews
  •  456 helpful votes
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"A Trip to Lakshadweep"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 10, 2016
I had been to Lakshadweep in the month of April 2016. Lakshadweep is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of South India. A total of 21 islands form Lakshadweep. Lakshadweep is even been mentioned in the 7th century inscriptions by the Pallava clan. The must-visit attractions around Lakshadweep include the Kavaratti and Minicoy Islands. Lakshadweep is a famous beach destination due to the pristine blue water and coral reefs abutting this beautiful getaway. Kavaratti is the administrative capital of Lakshadweep. In fact, tourists can enjoy water sports and swimming in this beautiful and pristine getaway. The local population call Minicoy as Malikau. A lighthouse was constructed here in 1885 and these islands were an ancient capital of the Lakshadweep region.
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Manthan Vakil

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  • Manthan Vakil
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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  • 18 Reviews
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  •  24437 readers

"Paradise on earth"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 6, 2016
Agati is simply the best island of India! White sand, shallow Beach, low tides, don't miss agati if you're visiting Lakshadweep, the sea has various colors, the location from airport is the most beautiful ever, the view is awesome, one cannot stay there, accommodation facilities are not there.
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Subhro kumar Mukhopadhyay

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  • Subhro kumar Mukhopadhyay
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"Great experience when we first saw the emerald coral island"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
We left Kolkata with Indigo flight to reach Kochi via Bangalore. Next morning we caught flight for Agatti from Kochi. Great experience when we first saw the emerald coral island from the sky floating amid copper blue lagoon before landing in a secluded airstrip.

A speedboat took us to Kadmat, another 14km long coral island in Arabian sea. A 2-hour speed ride was also a rewarding trip. Somersaults of fun-loving dolphins, fast gliding of flying fish and relaxed swim of reef turtles were amazing sights. Kadmat Tourist Resort provided us excellent AC accommodation and good food alongside hoards of beach activities and SRA-sports. Two nights in Kadmat is a lifelong experience.

Next day we shifted to another tiny island named Thirunakkara, adjacent to Bangaram and other dots of coral islands. Spending Holi night in Thirunakkara, with full-moon and white reflecting sand can never be forgotten.
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Hari krishnan

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  • Hari krishnan
  • 3 Reviews
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"Amazing place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 21, 2016
Lakshadweep offers you an excellent sea shore with glittering sea weeds in the night. There are many home stays and food usually has tuna in different dishes. In Kavaratti you can do rowing, scuba diving for swimmers. Non swimmers can ride on glass bottom watch the marine life. Light house in Kavaratti is a must visit. Agathi offers you many home made crafts while Kavaratti offers you tuna oil an essence in fish curries. The people of island offer unselfish help. The flight can be taken from Kochi to Agathi from were the forward journey to Kavaratti can be taken. For return prefer ship to Kochi from Kavaratti for cost effectiveness. The island is peculiar for its photogenic nature.
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Jyothsna Shenoy

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  • Jyothsna Shenoy
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  •  5 helpful votes
  •  5054 readers

"Nice place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 3, 2016
It's one of the most spectacular and scenic beaches with beautiful lagoon view surrounding all around the island. The underwater view from fibre glass boat is simply breathtaking. You can do many activities such water snorkelling, scuba diving, boating and other water games.
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Fahad Abdul jaleel

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  • Fahad Abdul jaleel
  • Lives in Tirur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  9946 readers

"Overall a nice experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 28, 2016
The only one that was in my life with the new sprint has gone in the winds of the past which makes me active and present in the present condition. The roaring of the seas makes my mind smile in the winds of light full days. Its very natural being there.
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Susil chandra  Das

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  • Susil chandra Das
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  • Lives in Cuttack
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  •  26 helpful votes
  •  14705 readers

"Lakshadweep tour!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 5, 2016
Tour to Lakshadweep was overall very excellent and fantastic. The food, climate and local people there are very excellent. The sea beach and blue colour sea water is very enjoyable. To visit Lakshadweep people should avail samudram package offered by Lakshadweep government. Shopping is not possible. People should carry less luggage for more comfort.
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Ambuj Mishra

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  • Ambuj Mishra
  • Lives in Ghazipur
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"The transit to paradise!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
Accommodation is not allowed on Agatti unless your flight is cancelled, which is not unheard of. Its beautiful, blue and the admin island for the group of Lakshadweep isles. Govt Offices, Port authorities, airport, maintenance and repair and the suchlike. Usually its what you can see while driving from or to the airport from & to the jetty which will transport you.
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