Lakshadweep A dream destination for tourists, Lakshadweep is the shining jewel of India introducing travellers with its islands’ spectacular beauty and tranquility.


Lakshadweep is a lovely group of islands situated about 400 kms off Kerala’s western coast. It is the smallest union territory of India with 36 coral islands that are spread in an area of 32 sq km. The place speaks volume about its crystal clear seas, white soft sand, unexplored coral reefs. That is why, Lakshadweep features high on the bucket list of every avid traveller. The lagoons here host many exciting water sports activities like swimming, windsurfing, diving, snorkelling, kayaking, etc.

Places to see

Kavaratti Island

The island boasts of its beautiful lagoon where tourists can try various water sports. There are impressive mosques showcasing rich Indian architecture. The marine museum in Kavaratti is a great place to spot the stunning species of sea fishes and water animals.

Minicoy Island

Minicoy is a crescent-shaped island which happens to be Lakshadweep’s second largest island. The light house built in 1885 is the main attraction here. Here, tourists can indulge into tuna fishing activity.

Kalpeni Island

In this uninhabited island, one will find a huge beautiful lagoon with rich coral life. Moideen mosque is the famous landmark of Kalpeni.

Agatti Island

Its lagoons are extremely attractive. Agatti features beaches that are one of the best in India, breathtaking coral reefs and picturesque palm trees. It is the only island in Lakshadweep which has an airstrip.

Kadmat Island

In Kadmat Island, tourists will love to bask in the sun. Its silvery white beaches are ideal to undertake various water sports. It has a lagoon full of marine wealth.

Bangaram Island

Bangaram is an uninhabited island drawing tourists from far and wide with its turquoise blue sea, excellent beaches and lush green coconut groves.  

Luxury hotels

Lakshadweep has some opulent hotels that are elegant. The high-end Bangaram Island Resort is spread in 128 acres and is quite popular among international tourists. Its 30 tiled-roof beach huts promise a comfortable stay. Guests seeking more privacy can choose among its four bungalows. Its restaurant offers delicious food and the menu includes delicacies from coastal India and local island recipes. Agatti Island Beach Resort is a budget hotel providing best in class accommodation with conference facility. Apart from resorts, homestays are common on the islands of Lakshadweep. Tourists can also stay at government lodges at very affordable rates.


Tourists will not find many options when it comes to shopping in Lakshadweep islands. However, they can get traditional handicrafts made from coral shells from roadside and retail shops.

When to go: It is suggested to visit Lakshadweep during winters (November-February) and early summers (March-May) when the weather remains pleasant. During monsoon (June-August) many activities are shut down, so one must avoid going Lakshadweep during this period.

Reaching Lakshadweep

  • By Air: The airport on Agatti Island is situated at a distance of about 180 kms from Lakshadweep and is well-connected to Kochi Airport.
  • By Sea: There are many passenger ships that operate from Kochi and Mumbai. From there, it takes around 18 to 20 hours to reach Lakshadweep.

Tourists must visit Lakshadweep to have a surreal travel experience.

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