Lakshadweep is all about rejuvenating amidst seamless serenity. It is a paradise for beach lovers with 36 coral islands, 12 atolls, 5 submerged banks and 3 reefs. Here you can experience the most exotic marine life and taste the yummiest sea food ever. Lakshadweep remains extremely popular among newlyweds looking for a picture perfect holiday destination to relax. Here you can partake in some of the most exciting water activities which give you opportunities to experience the colourful marine life.
Places to Visit
There is no dearth of places to visit in Lakshadweep. Minicoy Island, one of the 36 small islets, has some of the best natural gems to explore. Here you can take the pleasure of flamboyant coral reefs, picturesque white-sand beaches and fresh waves of the infinite ocean. This second largest Island of the Lakshadweep has some of the best luxury beach resorts promising a dreamlike stay. Agatti Islands is another treasure trove of peace in Lakshadweep. The coral reefs found here make everyone wide eyed with pleasure. The island is rich with natural vegetation and is ideal for beach lovers and offbeat travellers. Do not miss the breathtaking beauty of Bangaram Island blessed with pristine beaches and vibrant coral reefs. The island gives you opportunities to enjoy leisurely walks, swim with the colourful marine life, spot happy dolphins and enjoy the best sunset views. Other popular islands of Lakshadweep include Kalpeni islands, Kavaratti Island, etc.
Lakshadweep remains the best destination for scuba diving which can be enjoyed at Agatti, Bangaram and Kadmat islands.
The majority of people in Lakshadweep follows Islam, thus, the islands celebrate all major Islamic festivals like Eid-ul-Fitr, Milad-Ul-Nabi, Bakri-Eid, and Muharram.
The islands treat you with the freshest seafood which will make you fall for gluttony. Rice and coconut remain main ingredients in most of the local dishes. From sea weed to crabs and fish, you get an extensive variety of dishes to choose from. Foodies can also savour the taste of huge variations of continental, Chinese, Thai and Korean foods. ?
The serene islands of Lakshadweep offer you some beautiful souvenirs sold in beachside markets. Since fishing is highly popular here, you can also buy a range of fish products from here.? Travellers can also buy coconut powder and coconut oil from the factory at Kadmat Island.?
By Air: Agatti is the only domestic airport in Lakshadweep connected with Kochi airport. The nearest international airport to Lakshadweep is the Cochin International Airport. A helicopter service is available from Agatti Island to all other major islands of Lakshadweep.
By Ship: Travellers can avail ship services from Cochin to reach Lakshadweep.