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Travel to Lakshadweep

The islands of Lakshadweep are an attractive holiday destination for nature lovers. With soft beaches and plenty of sun, this group of 34 islands with luxurious green landscape and lovely beaches is well-known for its diving and snorkelling facilities. It is supposed that the Lakshadweep islands have been formed due to coral activity. These coral reefs give each of these islands and the sea around them, a unique colour and loveliness. The least of all Indian Union Territories, Lakshadweep is safely tucked away from the cacophony of modernisation.

Tourist Attractions in Lakshadweep

The Lakshadweep islands offer nature at its finest to the tourists. Wonderful marine life to embed in your celebrations! Lakshadweep offers all to relax and revive you besides being far away from the madding crowds.

Bangarama Island

The Bangaram Island has been established as a traveller centre and is the only island open to foreign tourists, besides certain other specified islands where day visits are permitted. Right from the glass bottom boat and the speed boat to wind surfing and kayaking you may pamper in any of the amazing activities offered at Bangaram. Deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, rafting, catamaran sailing are other water activities you may enjoy at Bangaram. Don't forget to treat your taste buds with the Lakshadweep tuna, squid and other sumptuous seafood choices.


Agatti

The palm fringed western beach of Agatti is indeed heaven on Earth, one of the nature's riches at Lakshadweep Islands. Soothe yourself in the combination of the sun, sand and the sea. Agatti boasts of being the lone island in Lakshadweep with an airport. Thus the entire air flights between the Lakshadweep islands and the Indian mainland takes place through Agatti.


Kavaratti

Kavaratti is the managerial capital of the Lakshadweep islands. The swaying coconut canopies invite you for the time of your life. While at Kavaratti do not miss out on the Urja mosque that occurs to be one of the most beautiful mosques amongst the 52 mosques in Kavaratti. The other must visit at Kavaratti is the Aquarium that will fascinate you with the variety of colourful fish and corals.


Other Tourist Spots in Lakshadweep

The lengthiest island amongst the Lakshadweep cluster of islands is the Andrott Island. The tomb of Hazrat Ubaidullah and the Buddhist archaeological remains are the major fascinations for travellers at the Andrott Island. Minicoy is a big island in the Lakshadweep group of islands that is close to Maldives. While at Minicoy you must visit the Tuna Canning Factory, the lighthouse constructed by the British way back in 1886 and enjoys the performance of the traditional Lava Dance. The kaleidoscopic island of Lakshadweep specifically Kadmat boasts of Water Sports Institute. In addition there is Laca Dives, the scuba diving centre that fascinates adventure seekers from far and wide to Kadmat. At the Kalpeni of the Lakshadweep islands you may like the delightful coral life with the traveller facilities. Amidst the spectacular sights of the lovely lagoon you may swim, reef walk, snorkel or indulge in water sports like kayaking and sailing.


How to Reach Lakshadweep

The Lakshadweep islands are 410 km west of the coast of Kerala. From the Indian Mainland you may either board the regular flights or the vessels that ply between Cochin and Agatti. The Indian Airlines flight caters to the air transportation and the ships sails to the major islands of Lakshadweep in a order.

Important Travel Information

You will need to get an entry license from Cochin or Delhi to get in many of the Lakshadweep islands. In order to get the license one has to supply several particulars like the passport details, the proof of nationality et al. Only Indian Nationals are allowed entry too many of the islands in Lakshadweep. Most of the kit’s essential for the water sports are obtainable at the various islands of Lakshadweep themselves. Tourists are forbidden from carrying alcoholic beverages into the islands of Lakshadweep. It is unlawful to pick up corals from any of the Lakshadweep islands. So in case you wish to collect any coral for memento then get prepared for the weighty fines that you will need to pay as penalty for the act. Similarly the travellers are not imaginary to litter around and spoil the attractive waters. The travellers are expected to help the local administration and the inhabitants of the various islands of Lakshadweep in preservation of the fragile ecology of the coral islands. Thus the travellers must keep in mind the excellent rule to be shadowed in Lakshadweep "Don't leave behind anything and don't carry away anything".

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