Arabian Sea Islands

  • Post last modified:1 October 2021
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The Arabian Sea Islands are thirty–six islands. Out of which ten are in the Lakshadweep group. The total area of the island is 108 square kilometres. The average elevation is around 325meters. Only one–fourth of the island is inhabited. The capital of Lakshadweep Island is Kavaratti. One who can go to Lakshadweep from the mainland of Calicut.

The southernmost Island is Minicoy Island. It is the largest island in the Lakshadweep group. It is separated from the rest of the group. The northernmost group is known as the Amindivi Islands. In the Amindivi islands, there are various types of islands like Chetlast, Bitra, Keltan, Kadmat, Amini. The central group of the island is known as Laccadive Islands. The group of islands includes Androth, Kavaratti, Agathi, Kalpeni. The Maldives islands are situated to the south of the Lakshadweep Islands.

Originally the Lakshadweep Islands are situated on volcanic peaks. The islands are known for their exceptional beauty and corals. In Lakshadweep Island, the main occupation of people is fishing. The harbor is protected by lagoons and steep slopes. The best visiting time for Lakshadweep Island is between October and April.

The major destination for the tourists for water adventure at Kavaratti and Kadmat. Some of the major attractions are the marine aquarium and Minicoy Island. The central agency which promotes tourism in Lakshadweep is a society for the promotion of nature tourism and sports. It is called SPORTS. The staff there is trained by for the water adventure sports. The attractions are the resorts and restaurants throughout the island group. There are many tour packages that you can have for Lakshadweep.

There are many types of the package which are available for the tourist to visit Lakshadweep and enjoy the beauty of the island and also enjoy the water sports with the spas and good food in the restaurants. People, most are of the students during the day can fly to Agatti Island and then can visit a nearby Island and then can fly back in the evening. There are also cruise packages are available for the islands.

They enjoy the beauty of the islands during the day and after that, they can sleep for the overnight stay. Many tourists prefer to stay at night at the island itself which is situated in Kavaratti, Kadmat, Agatti, Minicoy, and Kalpeni. The tourist’s huts on the island are beautiful. The option for the island resort is also available in the Islands.

Most of the tour packages for the Lakshadweep islands are theme-based. Tourist most of the time off for the packages which includes Lisa’s relaxation sea Lagoon. Many of the tourists also obtain adventure sports like scuba diving, catching, pedal boating, kayaking, swimming, and snorkelling. Some of the attractions also include a Marine museum, local homestays, lighthouses, and some of the local industries.

Some precautions should be taken while visiting Lakshadweep Island. Alcohol is banned in Lakshadweep Island so you cannot enjoy it. Some of the places, where alcohol is legal and available are Bangaram. At the same time, you cannot collect corals. Collecting corals in Lakshadweep Island is a punishable offence.

Most Visited Places in Lakshadweep Island

Let’s talk about some most beautiful and most visited places on Lakshadweep Island.

Kavaratti

It the capital and the administrative headquarter of Lakshadweep island. On the island, there is a Muslim population so you can find several mosques around the island the most beautiful mosque the Ujra mosque. The ceiling of the Ujra mosque is built with driftwood. In Kavaratti, you can also enjoy the lagoon which is considered a perfect place for water sports. Enjoy sunbathing on the beaches. People also visit the marine aquarium museum.

Kalpeni

Kalpeni Island has the largest Lagoon in Lakshadweep. People who come to Kalpeni enjoy a variety of water adventure sports.

Minicoy Island

The next island in the Lakshadweep group is the important one. It is called Minicoy Island. Minicoy Island is the southernmost island of the archipelago. It is a cutoff Island from others. So, the culture of Minicoy island is a mixture of Indian and Maldivian cultures. The meaning Island is also known as the women’s Island. Minicoy Island is called the women’s Island because most of the women come here to enjoy the social circles.

The major attraction of Minicoy island in the Lakshadweep group is the performing arts. The island has a rich culture for the performing arts. Some of the most visited tourist places in Minicoy Island are the lighthouse which was built by the British in 1885, the Windang village roads, and the tuna canning factory. Tourists can also enjoy the dense coconut groves here.

Kadmat Island

The next Island we are going to talk about is Kadmat Island. It is a heaven for the tourists who are looking for silent beauty and tranquillity. The Kadmat Island in Lakshadweep group has a lagoon that is at its Western shoreline. The lagoon is treatable and ideal for the tourist who wants to enjoy swimming.

The dense and lush green coconut palm trees act as a natural canopy in the Island lagoon and protect it from sunlight. It is a Paradise for the tourists who are looking to enjoy their holiday in the silence of nature. The island is also famous for adventure water sports like diving. It is considered as the finest diving spots in India. Kadmat Island also has its own water sports institute and diving school.

Agatti Island

The next Island we’re going to talk about is Agatti Island. The island is equipped with the only airport in the Lakshadweep group. Therefore it is considered as the gateway of the Lakshadweep group of Islands. Island is a small 7 km long island. It is also considered as the smallest union territory of the country.

The water on the island is very clear with white sandy beaches. Tourists come here to participate in adventure sports and adventure activities and can enjoy the exploration and expeditions among other coral sites.

Bangaram Island

The next Island we are going to talk about is Bangaram Island. The shape of Bangaram Island is teardrop–shaped. The coconut trees enhance the beauty of the island and acts as a canopy and protect the island locals and the tourists from sunlight.

Due to these coconut trees, tourists can enjoy the island even if on the hottest days of the year. The water on the island is deep and clear. Many tourists come here to enjoy the corals. The black of formation and the coral fishes. There is also a diving school is ad Bangaram.

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