The name ‘Lakshadweep’ literally means one lakh islands. It is located off the Kerala coast in the Arabian Sea. And in the turquoise water of the Arabian Sea rest the best beaches in Lakshadweep that attract thousands of beach lovers from India and all over the world. The excitement was bubbling when we left the airstrip at Kochi. The aerial view of Lakshadweep tourism was akin to emeralds embedded on a turquoise sea extended into the deep sapphire of the ocean. We landed at Agatti, the gateway to the Lakshadweep islands, after an hour and half. Miles of sun-soaked sand, spectacular lagoons and the serenity of the islands is particularly admired by couples planning their honeymoon tour packages in Lakshadweep. But anyone can enjoy Lakshadweep, all you have to do is keep your worries aside, bask in the glory of the afternoon sun, and just see the waves gently roll onto the sandy beaches. The weather was warm but the cool breeze made it bearable. As we walked to our resort with the brilliant blue sea as our constant companion on both sides, the narrow winding path took us to our beach resort cottage, which was elegantly framed by coconut trees. We were offered coconut water as soon as we arrived and throughout our stay, the hospitality was overwhelming. This places should be included in your list of best places to visit in Lakshadweep.
Minicoy Island is surrounded by a beautiful village called Avah, the island of Minicoy is located in the southernmost parts of the Lakshadweep. The island keeps up exceptionally rich society with a wonderful beach. Minicoy is said to be an ancient capital of the union territory and was named as Malikau by Arabian Trader. But tourists don’t visit this island destination for mere history nor it being the second largest island in Lakshadweep, but for the beauty, it possesses which is its pristine lagoon. It is served by exceptionally celebrated by special male dancers called lava dancing. Close by it is best to do fish angling here. The resorts in minicoy are at its best so it is one of the best tourist places and must check out is the old lighthouse. Jama Masjid is also a recognized landmark here and is widely paid attention to, not just for its religious importance but for historic significance too.
Things to do in Minicoy
Minicoy Island, Tuna fishing, bird watching, views from the lighthouse, Juma Masjid, Water sports like a pedal boating, kayaking, and sailing etc
The island of Agatti in Lakshadweep is one of the top places to visit and it is the obvious landing destination into the world and the island’s only airport is located here. This island is significantly known for being travelled by very famous Ibn Battuta, the Arabian traveller. And the first sight you see as soon as you arrive is a riveting vast aquamarine expanse and beautiful coral reefs. While here, you can relive even the tiniest moment in the slow pace of life. Agatti is popular for water sports and Agatti beach is every adventurer’s delight. Book your stay at this amazing resort and have an amazing time here at this beautiful Lakshadweep beach.
Things to do in Agatti Island
Sailing, scuba diving, angling, and swimming, water sports facilities such as scuba diving, kayaking, snorkelling, deep sea fishing and even a glass bottom boat trip around the lagoon.
Kavaratti Island is one of the most popular islands in Lakshadweep. This island is surrounded by cool refreshing air, the island of Kavaratti is another must visit place in Lakshadweep that offers sun, sand, and luxury. The amazing lagoons with white sandy shorelines are worth visiting. The dolphin show is the centre of attraction of this beach, which fascinates enormous amount of tourists. It has an aquarium which keeps each sort of fish in that aquarium to uncover the marine life magnificence. . The architectural heritage is less to be found and you can explore the Jamath Mosque and Urja Mosque. Some of the other important place you must see here are the Marine Aquarium and Desalination Plant.
Things to do in Kavaratti Island
Knee boat ride, boating in glass bottom boats, scuba diving, swimming, water sports like snorkelling, water skiing, parasailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, jet skiing and water biking.
For enjoy your holiday you can choose to stay on Bangaram Island and enjoy the peace and beauty of Bangaram Beach. Bangaram Island is probably one of the best tourist destinations because it is the only place that allows consumption of alcohol in Lakshadweep. This island is truly a remarkable paradise and it is the best places for honeymoon. All you can do here is spend time amid the calm beaches and in their many luxurious resorts and cottages. Its luxuriant palm plantations, warm waters, and sandy shores make it one of the most charming and mesmerizing Lakshadweep beaches. Have a great time watching the sunrise and sunset, here at this gorgeous beach in Lakshadweep.
Things to do in Bangaram Island
Stroll in the virgin beaches, watch the most photogenic sunset and some mind-blowing water activities.
It gives you the chance to experience the marine life. The Kadmat Island is considered to be the top travel destination in Lakshadweep .Where you can find huge lagoons and rich coral life making it a perfect place for snorkeling activity. The most outstanding strength of Kadmat Island lies in its marine wealth and is surrounded on the eastern and western side by large lagoons of spectacular beauty. In this island, apart from snorkelling, you will be accompanied by other adventure activities that will captivate you all day like scuba diving, water skiing, parasailing and many more. The blue water lagoon is encircling the invaluable wealth of colourful corals, coral habitats, unspoiled virgin beaches, the reef banks, the sun and the moon. However, reefs being the main crowd puller here, sailing are widely done by visitors while holidaying in the Lakshadweep Islands of Kadmat.
Things to do in Kadmat Island
Sunbathing, Sailing, parasailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, jet skiing and boat tours are also some major sports.
The Kalpeni Island is one of the most scenic beaches in Lakshadweep. The Kalpeni Island is so small, you can literally walk from one end to other and similar to Minicoy Island. In Kalpeni, the plenty of coral life and snorkeling is one of its main water sports, but then again, relaxing and sun tanning your body on the beach, sipping a cooler is what an ideal vacationer would prefer to do. The pristine charm and peace of this island often attract honeymooners. Enjoy a romantic dinner by the beach here with your partner. There are many places to visit in Lakshadweep especially in Kalpeni Island.
Things to do in Kalpeni Island
Reef walking, sailing yachts and kayaking, sunbathing, the water sports like scuba diving, sailing and boat rides as well as kayaking are widely offered.
How to reach???
The Island Groups of Lakshadweep that is scattered around the Laccadive Sea and is reached by Passenger ships and flights operated from Kochi. For all tourist purposes Kochi is the gate way to reach into the Lakshadweep. Several flights and ships are operated from Kochi, as it serves as a gate way to Lakshadweep. The Agatti Island and Bangaram Island can be reached by flight from Kochi. Indian Airlines operates flights from Cochin to Lakshadweep.
The Cochin International Airport is the nearest international air port to connecting Lakshadweep and the mainland. Cochin International Airport operates several onward flights to the major airports in India and also to some foreign destinations. The only airport of Lakshadweep is located in Agatti. There are direct Alliance Air flights from Cochin International Airport Agatti Island that run six days a week. Form Agatti to Kavaratti, one can avail helicopter services all round the year and from Agatti to Bangaram during monsoon. The flights are operated six days in a week. Time taken from Kochi to Agatti is approximately one hour thirty minutes.
To reach Lakshadweep you can avail ship services from Cochin and you can find seven passenger ships that are operated from Cochin to Lakshadweep can take approximately 14 to 20 hours. Although it requires a day to reach, you can directly select your deboarding Lakshadweep Island, check out their official site for more details for ticketing information.
Best time to visit Lakshadweep
The most preferred season and the best time to visit Lakshadweep is during the cool months from October to mid-May. Though all the resorts in Lakshadweep are open throughout the year, reaching there by ship is difficult during monsoon.
This island destination of Lakshadweep is always a great place to spend your holidays. The islands of Lakshadweep are the one of the top destination for nature lovers and the ones who love water and keep a heart for adventure sports and you can have fun with fun unlimited rides in water, swimming, water sports like snorkelling, water skiing, parasailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, jet skiing and water biking. So benefit the Lakshadweep tour packages and feel the excellence of these amazing islands. Take a break from your busy life and spend some time in Lakshadweep.