Exquisite coral islands, marine life in its pristine nature, beautiful natural lagoons, silvery beaches and delicious sea foods - you have it all here. Lakshadweep, literally means a hundred thousand (one lakh) islands (dweep), offers for the enthusiast travelers much sought physical and mental enjoyments and relaxation to spend their holidays.
Lakshadweep is the smallest union territory of India and consists of a group of islands in the Arabian Sea in 32 sq. km area spreading over more than with 77,700 sq km in the Sea. The administrative capital of Lakshadweep is Kavaratti.
Lakshadweep territory encloses ten inhabited and 17 uninhabited islands, some attached islets, five submerged reefs and four newly formed islets. The inhabited Islands include Agatti, Andrott, Amini, Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Kadmat, Kiltan, Bitra, Chetlat and Minicoy. Lakshadweep is connected mostly to Kerala through Cochin and is under the Jurisdiction of Kerala High Court.
The common belief is that the first settlers in these Islands are brought by the renowned erstwhile Kerala King Cheraman Perumal, after a shipwreck in the stormy Arabian Sea. Lakshadweep presently has a majority of Muslim population and there are as many as more than fifty mosques, some of them attracts huge crowd of devotees and have beautiful architectural styles like Ujra mosque.
One of the main attractions in the Lakshadweep Islands is the abundance of fisheries items and the variety of fishes from the Arabian Sea. Oceanic birds flying over the Islands is an eye catching experience. The common people in Lakshadweep are very friendly good hosts and they belong to Arab and Hindu culture. Other tourist spot which can be visited by adventurous travelers include the poultry farms, milk diaries at Kavaratti and Minicoy and the Marine Museum.
Festooned with wonderful coral islands, marine life in Lakshadweep is simply superb and unique. The rich and credited legacy of eye catching and unspoiled world of marine life is the prime attraction of the lagoons of the Kadmat and Bangaram islands. Lakshdweep has famed for many water sport activities, Scuba diving, Kayaking and Canoeing are among them. A paradise for divers, Lakshadweep Islands is world renowned as the definitive exotic diving location in the Arabian Sea. Many tourists visit here to enjoy these sports activities.
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The islands of Lakshadweep are a fascinating place where nature is in its full beauty and splendor. Travelling around Lakshadweep in easy due to the well developed transport system, and moreover the islands are very small, hence most places can be easily reached by walk.
While opting for travel within the islands of Lakshadweep, tourists can opt for any service among the present ones – boats, ferries and helicopters. During the monsoon season in the Lakshadweep islands, helicopters will be the only available mode of transport.
You can opt for boats and ferries in order to travel between the various islands in Lakshadweep. This is an easier mode of transport, although it is more time consuming. You can travel within the islands for fares ranging from Rs 400 to 2000. Fares in Lakshadweep are normally high, as these islands are preferred only by the elite.
You can also opt for helicopters in order to commute between islands. Through helicopters, the whole commute may be made easier and faster. Helicopters are also the only available mode of transport during monsoons. The fares for helicopter travel will range from Rs 4000 to 7000, depending on the island you want to travel to.
Within the islands, you can opt for cycles for rent. These will cost you around Rs 50 to 100 for a day. Helicopters are a safe mode of travel during night time.
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