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Top 5 Must See Tourist Places in Lakshadweep (Laccadive Islands), India

Updated on April 5, 2013

Lakshadweep or Laccadives

It will be no exaggeration to say that the Islands of Lakshadweep, the only coral formed beach in India, is one of the most spectacular tropical islands in the world. The color-filled islands offer a heady mix of splendid coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons, silvery beaches and lush green coconut palms.

Isolated from the urban din and bustle, the only sound you can hear are the waves roaring along the pristine beaches and the pleasant chirpings of seabirds. You suddenly feel you are transported to a different planet.

Situated in the middle of the expansive waters of the Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep or Laccadive Islands is a cluster of Islands and is the smallest Union Territory of India. Of the Thirty Six islands, only ten are inhabited and others are bereft of people but renowned for their exquisite scenic beauty. Lakshadweep ranks high on the list of the most romantic beach destinations of India and is home to many water sports and water adventures.

Their is a unique magic about Lakshadweep that draws thousands of tourists every year for enjoying - what is known as the Lakshadweep Islands Tours.

A beautiful but uninhabited island in Lakshadweep
A beautiful but uninhabited island in Lakshadweep

Minicoy

Minicoy

Minicoy, the southern most island among the islands in Lakshadweep, is considered the second largest island of Lakshadweep and is in the shape of a crescent having one of the largest lagoons. A ride through the scenic coconut groves and serpentine village roads would be a rewarding experience. The lighthouse built here is one of the landmark tourist attractions of Lakshadweep.

Bangaram Island

Bangaram

Bangaram is indisputably one of the major tourist attractions in Lakshadweep. The breathtaking allurement of the beaches and blue lagoons holds irresistible charm for foreign as well as domestic tourists. The tourists have the option of sun bathing on the beach or partaking in one of the numerous water sports. Bangaram, nearly unexplored and pollution-free serene island, is a prime tourist destination in Lakshadweep.

A trip to KAWARATHI

Kavaratti

Kavaratti or Kavarathi is famous for its awesome mosques. The Ujra Mosque, in particular, houses a well that is believed to contain water with magical powers cure all diseases. The small town is very vibrant with steady tourist inflow. Other attractions of the place include the bewitching lake, the large aquarium with tropical fish and corals – and few other noteworthy historical monuments. The spectacular and tranquil lagoon is what makes Kavaratti a much sought-after tourist destination.

Diving in Agatti

Agatti

Agatti, though a small place, just 6 km long and 1000 m wide, is a place no tourist should miss. The town is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, serene beaches and palm trees swaying in the strong sea breeze. One can enjoy a number of water sports including kayaking, scuba diving, sail boats and many more. Agatti Island is nature’s treasures on earth with soothing weather, a balanced mix of sunlight, sea breeze and sandy shore. Agatti is the gateway to Lakshadweep, as the only airport in the Lakshdweep islands is situated here. Agatti has an outstandingly attractive lagoon in the west, with multi colored fish fauna and exquisite coral growths.

Kalpeni village - drive through

Kalpeni

Kalpeni is home to many ideal spots featuring some of the finest tourist attractions in Lakshadweep. The singular attraction of Kalpeni is a massive storm bank of coral wreckage that lies on the eastern and south-eastern shorelines. You can spend exciting hours indulging in lots of water adventure activities such as swimming, reef-walk or water-sports on kayaks, sail boats and pedal boats. Amidst the spectacular sights of the lovely lagoon you may swim, reef walk, snorkel or indulge in water sports like kayaking and sailing.

SCUBA Diving at Kadmat, Lakshadweep, India

Kadhmath

Kadhmath is yet another adorable place of tourist interest that you can ill- afford to miss out. This place is unusually calm and soothing and an ideal location for spending some peaceful moments away from the rush of urban life. The most sought-after attractions of this place are the sandy beaches and small sand banks located on the southern tip that are primarily meant for the sun baths.

You can enjoy riding kayaks, pedal boats, sailing yachts, skiing boats and glass bottomed boats that are all easily available hire here. Among the main attractions of the place are the sandy beaches lined with beautiful palm trees and the adventure sports that the island offers.

Full-fledged water sport Institute at Kadmat offers facilities for wind surfing, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, yatchting, para sailing, scuba diving and other such thrilling water sport activities.

Visit Lakshadweep Islands

Lakshadweep Islands are an archipelago of 36 exquisite coral islands with untouched beaches and verdant coconut groves offering ample excitement and pleasure to the visitors. Pristine aquamarine expanse, splendorous colors, golden sand, virgin coral reefs, numerous scenic spots, makes Lakshadweep a hot Tourist Attraction. The Dolphin Drive Center is an irresistible lure for the water sports enthusiasts.

Lakshadweep has immense untapped potential for the development of domestic as well as international tourism. The mostly virgin islands were hitherto inaccessible to the outside world because of their secluded location but now within reach due to modern technology. But the administration continues to be cautious in limiting the tourist inflow to prevent overcrowding in the islands and consequent environmental degradation.

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