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Lakshadweep is a tropical archipelago of 36 atolls and coral reefs in the Laccadive Sea, off the coast of Kerala, India. Not all of the islands are inhabited, and only a few are open to visitors (permits required). Kavaratti, one of the more developed islands, is home to dozens of mosques, including the ornately decorated Ujra Mosque, as well as Kavaratti Aquarium, showcasing regional fish, shark and coral species.

Best time to visit:

The weather in Lakshadweep remains pleasant throughout the year but the best time to visit the place is between October and April. The temperature doesn’t usually exceed 30 degrees.

 

Ways to get there:

By air- The Agatti Island in Lakshadweep has an airport that operates regular flights from Kochi, 459 km away. International tourists can take a flight to Kochi from Delhi and then fly to Lakshadweep in about 75 minutes. Bangaram Island has a helicopter pad to facilitate tourists to reach the island from Agatti.

 

By ship- Lakshadweep, being an island is well connected by sea routes. It is an excellent experience to reach Lakshadweep by ship. One can very well take a passenger cruise from the Kochi (Cochin) port to Lakshadweep.

 

 

Places to live:

Accommodation is generally available in the form of eco-friendly cottages. Resorts and homestays are common on the islands Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Minicoy, Kadmat and Bangaram. Government lodges are also available at very reasonable rates. Beach resort cottage also arrange for adventure sports and tour to other islands.

Some famous hotels are-

  •         Coral Paradise Beach Resort
  •         Agatti Island Beach Resort
  •         Bangaram Island Resort
  •         Lakshadweep Homestay
  •         White Pearl Beach Hotel

Festivals:

Festivals celebrated here are-

  •         Ramadan
  •         Id-ul-Fitr
  •         Bakri-Id
  •         Milad Ul Nabi

Places to see:

Prominent places to see are-

  •         Agatti Island- It is the prime destination. It is full of different varieties of fishes. It is famous for adventure sports like scuba diving, sailing, boat rides, deep sea fishing etc.
  •         Kadmat-It is a huge lagoon on the Amini’s side.
  •         Kalpeni-It is yet another lagoon 76 km south of Androth. It is famous for coral life.
  •         Bangaram- It is an island known for smooth sands. It is present to the north of Agatti islands.

Places to eat:

There are few if any uniquely Lakshadweep dishes. Local cuisine is similar to Kerala. Some famous restaurants are-

  •         Café de Saina
  •         Agatti Island Beach Resort- eat avail, rayereha and sannath
  •         Lakshadweep Resort in Kadmat- eat tuna fish, Malabar chicken
  •         Z Corner
  •         Spoonbell
  •         Al Barath Restaurant
  •         Box 8

Shopping in Lakshadweep:

Laden with the pristine beauty of coral life, Lakshadweep is a shopping destination. When at this coral beauty, you can always look for classic beach handicrafts made out of coral shells and oysters. You can also look for some other interesting items such as artificial jewellery made of sea items, small aquariums, canned fish biscuits, coconut shell curios, household items made up of Tortoiseshells and oysters.

 

Tips:

 

  •         Due permissions from authorities are compulsory without which no tourists, Indian or others are allowed to set foot on the Islands, in fact, foreigners are further given only restricted entry limited only to few islands of the region.
  •         Having booked in a Lakshadweep hotel is an essential requisite to get the due permissions of authorities for entering the island.
  •         Lakshadweep enjoys a tropical climate with the temperature rarely moving above 28 degree Celsius, and hence light cotton clothing should be carried.
  •         Try to avoid water sports during the south-west monsoon times as it can be risky due to the rough waves of the sea.
  •         Do not try to pick corals from the sea of Lakshadweep as it is a punishable offence and you could face legal action against it.
  •         Do not drink alcoholic beverages here as it is prohibited in this territory.
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MayRamadan, Eid Ul Fitr
JuneRamadan, Eid Ul Fitr
AugBakri Eid, Muharram
SeptMuharram
NovMilad Ul Nabi

Lakshadweep

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Lakshadweep is a tropical archipelago of 36 atolls and coral reefs in the Laccadive Sea, off the coast of Kerala, India. Not all of the islands are inhabited, and only a few are open to visitors (permits required). Kavaratti, one of the more developed islands, is home to dozens of mosques, including the ornately decorated Ujra Mosque, as well as Kavaratti Aquarium, showcasing regional fish, shark and coral species.

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