Located off the coast of Kerala, in the Arabian Sea, are a group of 36 beautiful coral islands. The Lakshadweep Islands are a pristine beach holiday destination. The coral reefs, exotic fish and other marine life, calm lagoons, clean sandy beaches, groves of green palm trees and isolation from the mainland, make them an idyllic beach paradise.
The Lakshadweep Islands are a union territory of India. Ten out of the 36 islands are inhabited by a community that practices fishing and agriculture. The inhabited islands are Andrott, Amini, Agatti, Bitra, Chetlat, Kadmath, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kiltan, Minicoy. The residents of these islands are peaceful and hospitable, and practice coconut cultivation, fishing, and process coir into various useful products.
Five of the Lakshadweep Islands are accessible to tourists and are known for their beautiful beaches and water sports facilities. The 4 islands of Kavaratti, Minicoy, Kalpeni and Kadamat are open to Indian tourists and the islands of Bangaram and Kadmat are open to international tourists. Each of these islands has a beautiful beach and is surrounded by a coral reef. The lagoon within the reef provides a clear expanse of water for boat cruises, snorkeling, wind surfing and swimming. You can simply relax on the lovely beaches and feel the sea breeze blow through the palm trees or enjoy the water sports activities on tours to Lakshadweep India. A very popular activity is touring the coral reefs in glass-bottomed boats. You can see amazing varieties of coral, multicolored fish and other sea creatures on tours to Lakshadweep. Going snorkeling or scuba diving in the crystal clear water of the azure lagoons on your Lakshadweep tour is sure to be a memorable experience.
A permit is required to visit Lakshadweep. The Lakshadweep tourist office in Cochin, Kerala, grants permits to visit Lakshadweep. There are regular flights from Cochin and cruises from Cochin harbor to Lakshadweep. The Lakshadweep islands are known for their peace and tranquility. If you're looking for a relaxing beach holiday then Lakshadweep India, is the perfect destination.
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