With a meaning of “a hundred thousand islands” in the local language Malayalam, Lakshadweep is one of the top tourist destinations in India. It is increasingly gaining popularity because of its unique culture, simplistic lifestyle and mesmerising natural settings.
A tour to Lakshadweep islands promises some time away from hustle bustle of day to day lives and in a setting which is in contrast to the concrete jungle we live in nowadays.
Its shimmering beaches, vast yet peaceful Ocean, attractive coral islands, exotic marine life, lush greenery and refreshing environment is more than enough to rejuvenate its visitors.
Along with all this, the Lakshadweep islands offer exciting water and land sports and mouth-watering seafood making the trip all the more interesting. Our Lakshadweep tour packages have something to offer each and every one, be it for honeymoon or family tour or an adventure holiday.
Where is Lakshadweep Located?
Lakshadweep is the smallest of all the Union Territories of India with 4200 sq.km of lagoon area and 36 islands which are spread in an area of 32 sq. km.
Lakshadweep is located on the west coast of Kerala in the Arabian Sea and at a distance of approximately 240 km from Malabar Coast of Kerala.
Lakshadweep island has 12 atolls, 3 reefs and 5 submerged banks. Only 10 islands of Lakshadweep are inhabited out of 36 islands. Inhabited islands are Agatti, Androth, Amini, Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Kadmat, Kiltan, Bitra, Chetlat and Minicoy.
Activities, Places to Visit and Things to do in Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep’s ten islands have something unique to present tourists with and make for interesting tourist spots. For example, Bangaram islands, being the only uninhabited island opened for tourists. It offers travellers with seclusion and exclusive setting.
Kalpeni is another island that presents tourists with the largest lagoon amongst all the other islands. The most developed of the islands is Kavaratti which is also the administrative headquarter out of all the islands.
For sightseeing, tourists can choose from various options such as Kavaratti Islands, Kalpeni Islands, Minicoy Islands, Kadmat Islands, Agatti Islands, Bangaram Islands.
Other popular places to visit include Lighthouse, Amindivi Islands, tomb of Hazrat Ubaidullah, mosques of Kavaratti, Kavaratti Aquarium, Buddhist archaeological museum, the Tuna Canning Factory, etc.
If looking for some excitement and adventure, you can try various land and water sports. Lakshadweep tour offers tourists with sports like canoeing, kayaking, kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing, water skiing, scuba diving and many more.
How to reach Lakshadweep?
Reaching Lakshadweep islands is not a difficult task. Tourists can choose between airways and waterways. For travelling via air, tourists can fly from Cochin (Kerala) to Agatti Island.
And if you are planning to travel via cruise, you are required to opt for ship cruises operating from Cochin to Agatti Island. The best time to visit Lakshadweep is during the months of October and April.
Lakshadweep Holiday Packages
The islands offer various kinds of accommodation facilities catering to all purposes of visit and budget of the tourists. The options of staying for tourists to choose from vary from budget hotels to star hotels to villas to resorts to cottages.
Some of the accommodation facilities offered at the Lakshadweep islands are Agatti Island Beach Resort, Bangaram Island Resort, Kadmat Beach Resort, Kasims Home Stay, Tourist Hut, Sea Shells Beach Resort, etc.