Laskshadweep islands – Bangaram, Kavaratti, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Minicoy, etc, consists of 3 reefs, 12 atolls and 5 submerged banks. 10 out of the total 26 islands are inhabited. Human inhibited islands in Laskshadweep are Agatti, Amini, Andrott, Bangaram , Bitra, Chetlat, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kiltan and Minicoy.
It is believed that the island’s coral reefs are formed because of a volcanic formation thousands of years ago. Corals settled and built fringing reefs slowly . Later on these were transformed into barrier reefs. Finally they became atolls due to the submergence of the volcanic base.
The Bangaram Island Resort, in Bangaram island, is the resort where tourists can have food. Tourists has to return to Cochin in the night. Night stay is not allowed to protect the islands from environmental problems like over exploitation of water and other resources. Water sports are a major activity (other than the corals) for the tourists to Lakshadwep islands.
Laskshadweep islands are rich in fauna, especially those related to marine life. There isn’t much of flora in Laskshsdweep, as there are not forests in the islands. Fishing is the major source of income for the local people. Coconut is the major agricultural activity of the people of the Lakshadweep islands
It is believed that human settlement in the the island dates back to 1500 BC.
How Ddo I Go Laskshadweep
Islands of Bangaram, Kavaratti, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Minicoy?
Kavaratti is the capital of Lakshadweep islands. Cochin in Kerala state is the city which connects Lakshadweep to the mainland India. Lakshadweep airport is in Agatti island. There are ship services between the islands and to Cochin in Kerala. There are flights connecting Lakshadweep with Bangalore. There is helicopter services to Cochin.
Bangaram, Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Minicoy, Kadmat islands are the tourist centers and other islands are not having tourism related infrastructure.