Lakshadweep is the smallest of India's Union Territories. It is a group of islands surrounded by the Arabian Sea. In Sanskrit and Malayalam, the word Lakshadweep means "hundreds of islands." Lakshadweep is a popular tourist destination because of its exotic beaches and breathtaking scenery.
Here are some of the places you should see while in Lakshadweep:
1. Agatti Island
Agatti Island is known as the 'Gateway to Lakshadweep,' as it is the only island with an airport and a variety of other transportation options. This will be your first glimpse of the Lakshadweep Islands' natural beauty and serenity. The island offers a wide range of water sports activities. There are plenty of stunning beaches with tempting white sands and blue sea if you prefer peace and quiet. The only museum in Lakshadweep is located on Agatti Island, and it provides visitors with a wealth of information on the history of this distant speck of land. You can go on kayaking or sailing trips if you want to explore into the sea.
Kalpeni Island is a large lagoon surrounded by three other inhabited islets. The spectacular corals of Kalpeni Island are well-known. The island's white sand beaches are as picturesque as it gets. The turquoise water in the surrounding Bays is so clear that you can see the fish swimming around in it. The beauty of this island would exhaust even the most ardent photographer! There are beautiful beaches all around if you want to get a tan or enjoy the beach. Book a glass bottom boat tour if you want to see the corals and marine life. Swimming, kayaking, snorkelling, and scuba diving are just a few of the other marine sports available on this island.
3. Minicoy Island
Minicoy Island, located only 100 kilometres from the Maldives, is a crescent-shaped island with one of the country's largest lagoons. Because the islanders are so close to the Maldives, they have a stronger affinity for the Maldivian way of life and speak in Mahl (the official language of Maldives). The beautiful resorts on Minicoy Island, however, are what draw tourists to the island. The island, with its scenic points, is a haven for various water-based sports (snorkelling and deep-sea diving just to name a couple). Minicoy Island is also known for its diverse marine life, which can be easily explored by boat. If you're looking for some peace and quiet, the palm-fringed beaches are the perfect place to spend some time admiring nature's splendour.
4. Kavaratti Island
As the administrative capital of Lakshadweep, Kavaratti Island is far more commercialised than the other islands in Lakshadweep. However, there are numerous beautiful beaches strewn across the island that provide tourists with both relaxing and fun-filled experiences. While on Kavaratti Island, one should definitely go diving to see some of the best corals. You could also spend your free time fishing for tuna! But, as the sun begins to set, take a prominent vantage point on the beach and watch the tangy sun set behind the blue sea.
5. Kadmat Island
A trip from Agatti Island to Kadmat Island will undoubtedly stay with you. The vast expanses of blue sea allow you to see dolphins peeking through the water and racing against your ship. Flying fish could also be seen from the ship's deck! When you reach Kadmat, you will be transported to a completely different realm. This island's beauty and serenity are simply unrivalled. The island is best known for its beautiful corals and sea turtles. If you visit the Kadmat Islands during the winter, you will notice that the white sand beaches are enhanced by a thriving population of sea turtles. Take in the village-like atmosphere of Kadmat while you're there. You can also take a trip to the deep sea in a glass bottom boat and go deep sea fishing!
6. Bangaram and Thinkakara Islands
These two islands are located directly across from one another. They are a recent addition to the list of places to visit in Lakshadweep. And, as one would expect, they have pristine natural beauty to offer. The ferry ride from Agatti Island to Bangram and Thinnakara islands takes about an hour. Bangaram Island is surrounded by a shallow lagoon and offers breathtaking views of the sea. It offers a variety of deep-sea tours that allow tourists to explore the bay's shipwrecks and marine life hotspots. Thinnakara Island can be reached by a short boat ride from Bangaram. This is a small island, isolated from the other islands in the UT. It gives tourists the impression that they own an island. There are only a few cottages on the island, but it has beautiful beaches.