Looking for a place to take a break from your expeditious tiring life? Well, search no more. Lakshadweep is the place you can explore. Lakshadweep is “the coral paradise of India”. Lakshadweep is an archipelago and is the smallest union territory of India. The whole island is the result of a beautiful coral deposit.
Lakshadweep is a breath-taking tropical island situated in the Arabian sea. Lakshadweep is an amalgamation of 36 islands situated approximately 440km away from the Kerala coast. It consists of ten uninhabited islands, five submerged banks, twelve atolls, and three reefs. The capital of Lakshadweep is Kavaratti.
One can reach Lakshadweep via flight or ships from Kochi. Kochi is the doorway of Lakshadweep because without passing through Kochi we can’t get to Lakshadweep. Lakshadweep is quiet away from all the uneasiness of the real world which makes it the perfect holiday spot.
Lakshadweep has a tropical climate and is pleasant almost throughout the year.
During summer, the temperature varies from 22ºC to 32ºC while in winter the temperature lowers to 20ºC. From June to September during the monsoon, rainfall is liberal. In March and April temperature gradually goes up. October to May is the perfect time to visit Lakshadweep. Summers are pleasant and the cool breeze from the sea makes the weather chilly. The weather of Lakshadweep helps us to sink with the rhythm of island beauty.
Places to Visit in Lakshadweep
There are so many picturesque destinations among these islands. Freshwater oceans, sandy beaches, captivating coral reefs, adorable marine lives are the main attraction factors of these islands. All the islands are unique in the services and views provided.
- Minicoy Island- a Unique Beauty
Minicoy island is also known as Maliku. It is the second-largest island of Lakshadweep. One who visits Minicoy will remember it for its spirited coral reefs, crystal clear freshwater oceans, and its stunning white-sand beaches. Tuna fishing and tuna canning are the main activities on Minicoy Island. The natural beauty of Minicoy Island is increased tenfold by the coconut and palm trees forming shades on the island.
Scuba diving, kayaking on the boats also make Minicoy Island an unavoidable destination in Lakshadweep. Being a part of the Maldives group of islands earlier, Minicoy Island is different from other islands in Lakshadweep in terms of culture. The traditions, food, people, and festivals are unique in Minicoy Island.
- Agatti Island, Eden of Beach Lovers
Agatti islands are positioned on one of the many coral reefs of Lakshadweep and are also inhabited by the natives. Agatti is the epitome of a beach destination. This picturesque island is lavish with green vegetation which adds to the beauty of this island. Agatti Island is a heaven for sea lovers because it’s perfect for sunbathing under the cerulean skies of the Arabian Sea.
Swimming, scuba diving, kayaking, water skiing, and snorkeling can be enjoyed on Agatti island. Agatti Island is surrounded by beautiful color fishes, eye-catching corals, and rare aquatic creatures. All these features make scuba diving in Agatti island worth a try.
- Bangaram Island, a runaway destination from the real world
Bangaram Island is the perfect destination in Lakshadweep to spent your holidays far away from the busy world. The population in Bangaram island is really small, hence the peacefulness of the place. This low population and the less area give the idea of a private island. The sunsets and sunrises in Bangaram are a festivity to the eyes. The coral reef is all around the beautiful island and it is also home to terrestrial, aerial, and marine living beings.
Water sports in Bangaram are really famous for their adventurous experiences. Kayaking, water skiing, sea diving, canoeing, and windsurfing are the famous water sports in Bangaram Island. Spending the day adventurously, one can sit under the azure sky of the Arabian Sea and have delicious food and drinks near a bonfire during the night.
- Kadmat Island, Traveler’s Delight
Kadmat Island is a striking island in the Lakshadweep archipelago. Like the other islands, crystal clear blue water, sun-kissed beaches, shimmering white beaches, and stunning coral reefs are also the main attractions of Kadmat Island. One can find a lot of marine turtles on this island.
Kadmat island offers snorkeling, kayaking, sailing in glass-bottom boats, deep-sea fishing, and scuba diving for the tourists.
Resorts to Make your Trip Memorable
Apart from the natural beauty, the fauna and flora, delicious food, sun-kissed beaches, and gorgeous coral reefs the resorts in Lakshadweep are an attraction too. The resorts here mainly help us to soak in the pure beauty of Lakshadweep without any hindrances.
Resorts on the island are built in such a way that sunrises, sunsets, silvery beaches, adorable coral reefs, flora and fauna, marine life, and the stillness of the night are enjoyed at their best. The resorts provide every type of service to make your trip memorable.
Experience the adventure of Water Sports
Water sports are also the main attraction of Lakshadweep. The shallow lagoons give the advantage of adventurous water sports. Deep-sea diving, water skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, glass-bottom boat diving, and canoeing are the main water sports in Lakshadweep.
The Lakshadweep authority makes sure all the water sports are safe and secure.
Seafood at its best
Lakshadweep is known for its mouth-watering seafood with the main ingredient coconut. Being close to Kerala’s cost, Kerala cuisine is the most served. Delicious plates of seafood are made with a variety of fish, crab, prawns, lobster, squid, etc. The abundance of coconut on the island is visible in the dishes. Almost every dish contains coconut milk which makes the dishes more delicious. Coconut water is also served and is also known for its sweetness and refreshing taste. Mus kavab, octopus fry, varieties of fish curries, fish pakoda, and maasu podichath are the famous must-try dishes served in Lakshadweep.
Although Kerala cuisine is the prevailing cuisine, other international cuisines like Thai, Chinese and Korean cuisines are also served.
Not to worry about Safety
Lakshadweep is claimed as the safest place in India. Lakshadweep has the lowest crime rate in India. The jails and prisons of Lakshadweep are unoccupied. The locals are the main support system of tourism and hence the Lakshadweep natives are the most helpful. The feeling of security, peace, and calm atmosphere make the time in Lakshadweep relaxing. Lakshadweep is also declared to be the first union territory to become 100% organic.
To conclude, Lakshadweep is a must-visit-in-a-lifetime destination. Lakshadweep will please both nature lovers and adventurers at the same time. For people searching for a break from their daily life, Lakshadweep will be the perfect place to soothe your eyes, relax your mind, and bathe in the beauty of the Arabian sea. So, yes you must plan your next vacation to Lakshadweep and be ready to have the most exotic experience of your travel memories in India.