Sights & Attraction
The spell bound
expanse of emerald isles, Lakshadweep, studded in the blue water
of the Arabian Sea unfolds another world in itself.
encompasses magnificent lagoons, sylvan sea shores, miles of
sun drenched sand and the enchantment of swaying palms, spectacular
marine flora and fauna, All these harmonise to form a colourful
kaleidoscope typical of an archipelago paradise.
Agatti, Bangaram and Kadmat islands are open to both domestic
and foreign tourists. Four of the inhabited islands (Kavaratti,
Kalpeni, Minicoy and
open mostly to Indian tourists.
Sailing in glass-bottomed boats which give enchanting views
of the coral below. The wealth of coral formation attracts a
variety of tropical fish-angel, clown, butterfly, surgeon, sweet-lip,
snappers and groupers. There are also manta and stingrays, harmless
sharks and green and hawkbill turtles.
Water sports facilities like swimming, Rafting, snorkeling,
windsurfing, parasailing, water skiing, catamaran sailing, deep
sea fishing and scuba diving are available in the islands.
Located 459 kms. from Cochin. It is 6 kms. long and 1000
meters wide at the broadest point.
The Gateway of Lakshadweep, Agatti Island is one of the most striking features in
Agatti and its satellite islands of Bangaram,
Thinnakkara & Parali, presents a breathtaking spectacle of sparkling coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons, silvery beaches and lush green coconut palms that sway to the rhythm of the
is the only island with an airport. The sea around the island offers excellent scope for water sports and fishing. Coral
growths and multi coloured coral fishes are abound in its lagoons.
There are facilities for Kayaking, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Excursions on Glass-bottomed Boats, Sail
boats and Fishing trips, Site Seeing and day cruise to near by uninhabited islands
Bangaram, Thinnakara, Paraly and Kalpitty.
Located 459 kms. from Cochin.
An uninhabited island, Bangaram is one of the islands open to
foreign tourists. It has been ranked among the best getaways
of the world. The teardrop-shaped island has superb beaches
and beautiful lagoons.
It offers utmost privacy unpolluted comfort with crystal clear
water. Sparkling coral reef and blue lagoon perform magic on the
soul searching traveler. There are numerous adventures like scuba diving,
snorkelling and deep sea fishing.
Agatti is the gateway to Bangaram and is linked to Cochin for
onward flights to metros.
Located 407 kms. from Cochin. Land area of Kadmat is 8 Km long and 550 m wide at the broadest point.
addition to the beautiful shallow lagoon on the west that forms
an ideal spot for water sports, there is a narrow lagoon on
the east. The best attractions are the long sandy beaches and
the sand banks on the southern tip for sunbath.
Kadamat has been
identified for staying tourists with its tourists huts aesthetically
situated in the coconut palm groves in the beaches facing the
lagoon. The place is ideal for a real holiday that brings you
away from the maddening crowd, hustle and bustle of city life.
Under Kadmat Package (Kadmat), one can spend 3-4 days enjoying sea
breeze and moonlit beach. Water sports crafts like kayaks, pedal
boats, sailing yachts skiing boats and glass bottomed boats are
available on hire. The Scuba Diving Center in the island has
become an attraction for water sport enthusiasts.
Located 398 kms. from Cochin.
Minicoy is the
southern most island in Lakshadweep. It is about 10.6 kms.
long, the second largest island, the first being Andrott. Crescent shaped,
it has one of the largest
lagoons. Viringili is the small islet seen to the south of
Island is set apart from the northern group of Islands by its
culture. The island is also interesting because of its unique Maldivian character.
are famous the world over as experienced sea-men. Mahl is the
spoken language here. The light house constructed by the British
in 1885, the Tuna Canning factory, Pedal boating, Kayaking and
Sailing activities are some of the landmarks and attractions
found in Minicoy.
Located 404 kms. from Cochin.
The Headquarters of the Administration, Kavaratti is
beautiful calm lagoon and forms an ideal spot for water sports,
swimming and basking on warm sandy beaches. The Ajara and Jamnath
mosques (of the 52 on the island) have the best woodcarving
and the former has a particularly good ceiling carved out of
exhibits can be seen at the new marine aquarium and specimens
at the museum. Water Sports facilities available at the
Dolphin Drive Center, is one of the attractions; a favorite spot for water sport enthusiasts.
Kayaks, Sailing yachts and glass-bottomed boats are available
on hire. One can visit Kavaratti in Coral Reef and Taratashi
Located 287 kms. from Cochin.
Is known for its scenic beauty with the small islets
called Tilakkam & Pitti and an uninhabited island on the
north called Cheriyam. A huge shallow lagoon encloses all of
them. A peculiar feature of Kalpeni atoll is the huge storm
bank of coral debris along the eastern & southeastern shoreline.
It is a progressive island. It was in this island that girls
first went to school, when women's education was considered a
taboo. Here, one can swim, reef-walk or water sports on kayaks,
sail boat and pedal boat.
A visit to the Baniyan Factory and the Light House situated in
the island is included as a part of Coral Reef and Coconut Grove
Located 293 kms. from Cochin.
Andrott is the nearest island to the mainliand and has an
east-west orientation unlike other islands lying in the
The tomb of Hazrat Ubaidullah and the Buddhist archaeological
remains at Andrott Island, the longest Island in the lakshwadeep.