Formerly Laccadive, renamed Lakshadweep in 1973, the archipelago
consist of 36 coral islands in the Arabian Sea, about 185 miles
(300 km) off the Kerala coast. Thirty two sq. km of land
surrounded by 4200
sq. km of lagoon rich in marine wealth. The
precious heritage of ecology and culture is
supported by an extremely fragile ecosystem.
The islands form the smallest of the Union
Territories of India and the country's only
This charming isolated destination has only 10 of its islands
inhabited. They are Minicoy, Andrott, Kavaratti,
Amini, Kalpeni, Kiltan, Chetlat and Bitra. The uninhabited islands
Tinnakara and Suheli. Kalpity, Parali 1 &
2, which are nearby Agatti island.
facilities like swimming, Rafting,
snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing, water
deep sea fishing
are available in the islands.
The thrust is on promoting ship based
tourism at affordable rates and the
administration's efforts in the regard have
met with great success. Read more at:
New Ship to Lakshadweep Islands