Laskshadweep islands are an archipelago, known for their coral reefs, pristine beaches and exotic marine life, situated off the coast of Kerala state, India.
It is believed that the island’s coral reefs were 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.
10 out of the total of 26 islands are inhabited. Human inhibited islands in Laskshadweep are Agatti, Amini, Andrott, Bangaram, Bitra, Chetlat, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kiltan and Minicoy. Bangaram, Kavaratti, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Minicoy, etc, consists of 3 reefs, 12 atolls and 5 submerged banks.
Water sports are a major activity (other than the corals) for the tourists to Lakshadwep islands. High speed boats connects Agatti island with other islands.
The Bangaram Island Resort, in Bangaram island, is the resort where tourists can have food and offers luxury accomodation. Snorkeling, Kayaking , Canoeing, turtle watch trips, Day Lagoon fishing Boats, Scuba diving, Water Diving, etc, are some of the facilities available at this resort.
Kadmat island alias Cardomon Island has sea facing cottages for tourists to stay.
Kavaratti is the capital of Lakshadweep islands. Kavaratti island has huts and dormitory for the tourists.
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 Do I Go Laskshadweep Islands?
Lakshadweep airport is in Agatti island. There are flights connecting Lakshadweep with Bangalore. There are helicopter services to Cochin.
There are ship services between Lakshadweep and Cochin.
Bangaram, Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Minicoy, Kadmat islands are the tourist centers and other islands are not having tourism related infrastructure.