Lakshadweep Map

Introduction

The islands look like emeralds in the vast expanse of blue sea. Varying hues of turquoise blue translucent water surround them. Coral atolls, the matchless marine environment with myriad colours resulting in complex interaction of animate and inanimate things. Built on ancient volcanic formations are the Lakshadweep (meaning a hundred thousand islands), the tiniest Union Territory of India. It consists of 12 atolls, 3 reefs and 5 submerged banks. The atolls poised on submarine banks, harbour 36 islands having an area of 32 Sq.Km. Of these, 10 islands are inhabited namely Agatti, Amini, Andrott, Bitra, Chetlat, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kiltan and Minicoy. The islands lie about 220-440 Kms from the Malabar coast. Each island is fringed by snowwhite coral sands, are marked by a huge, shallow, calm lagoon on one side which separate it from incoming swells of the outer sea by the fort wall-reef made of massive coral boulders and live corals. The only coral islands of our country, are the result of gradual assimilation of calcium from the water by corals and their turning into reefs.


Area 32 Sq.km
Capital Kavaratti
Language Malayalam, Mahl, English
Rainfall __ mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit Octobar to May

How to get there

  1. Air :-Cochin International Airport links Lakshadweep with the mainland. Onward flights from Cochin are available to most of the airports in India and to selected foreign destinations. Agatti is the only airport in Lakshadweep. Helicopter transfer is available from Agatti to Bangaram Island Resort during monsoon and to Kavaratti through out the year. The flight from Cochin to Agatti takes approximately one hour thirty minutes. Flights operate six days a week.
  2. Sea:-Passenger ships operate between Cochin and Lakshadweep. The passage takes between 14 to 20 hours.

Places to Visit


Minicoy Kalpeni Androth Agatti
Kavaratti Amini Chetlat Bitra
Bangaram Kadmat
   


Shopping

One has the option of traditional beach handicrafts made corals shells and oysters.

Accommodation


Bangaram Island Resort Agatti Island Beach Resort Kadmat Beach Resort