A visit to Lakshadweep
One of the world’s most spectacular tropical island systems, Lakshadweep in South India is spread over 36 islands surrounded by 4,200 sq. km of lagoon rich in marine wealth. Lakshadweep is located off the Kerala Coast in Arabian Sea. The ecology and culture is supported by an extremely fragile ecosystem. The efforts to promote tourism have been synchronized with the carrying capacity of the islands to avoid pressure on ecological environment. Lakshadweep means ‘a hundred thousand islands’ in Malayalam, the local language. The tiniest Union Territory has 12 atolls, 3 reefs and 5 submerged banks. The ten inhabited islands are Agatti, Amini, Andrott, Bitra, Chetlat, Kamat, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kiltan and Minicoy. It is situated off the coast of Kerala.
Places of interest
The tomb of Hazrat Ubaidullah, mosques of Kavaratti, Kavaratti Aquarium, Buddhist archaeological museum, and the Tuna Canning Factory are the major tourist attractions in Lakshadweep. Lakshadweep Travel destinations include Kavaratti, Minicoy, Agatti, Kalpeni, and Bangaram.
Adventure sports in Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep with its vast lagoon around all the islands has emerged as a water sport destination in the country. People having liking for adventurous sports can have great time here. Every thing from sea swimming to deep sea fishing is possible here. Understanding the potential of water sports, Government has been striving to make these islands a prime water sports destination not only within the country but throughout the world. The Government has set up a full-fledged Water Sports Institute at Kamat Island which offers facilities for canoeing, yachting, Kayaking, snorkelling, wind surfing, water skiing, and scuba diving
Best time to visit
While visiting a place you should always do a little bit of a searching on your and try to figure out what the best time to visit would be. The recommended best time to visit the islands of Lakshadweep is anywhere from October to mid-May. The resorts of Lakshadweep are open all year round but the rains make the ship ride a little more difficult. The rains in Lakshadweep occur mostly from mid-May to September. If the monsoons are the time you are looking to visit then you could take a flight and the reach the islands of Agatti and Bangaram which are open even during the monsoons. The monsoons may be a difficult time to reach but if you do manage, you get to experience the joy of witnessing vast green patches of vegetation and clear water.