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Superstar Libra- Destination Kadmat

(Picture Tour - Lakshadweep Islands)

Arabian Sea Cruises Season: October 2005 to April 2006
Destination Kadmat (
Sea/Shore Excursions)

Kadmat is one of the few islands in Lakshadweep which is open to tourists. It is ideal as a holiday destination as it rescues you from the hustle and bustle of city life to a peaceful retreat of coconut palm groves and a haven for water sports lovers.

The narrow and beautiful shallow lagoons on the east and west respectively are the ideal spots for leisurely walks and water sports. This spectacular tropical island is remotely located 220-440 kms off the Malabar Coast.

The islands have been formed due to the growth of corals for thousands and thousands of years. Any ecological imbalance in these tiny islands would lead to disaster.

Conferred the National Eco-Tourism Awards 1997, the islands offer a natural heritage of ecology with its rich maritime wealth, pristine beaches and lagoons.

Adventurers can indulge in scuba diving, wind surfing and parasailing. If you prefer, kayaks, pedal boats, sailing yachts, skiing boats and glass bottom boats are also available for hire.

Amini is situated at 11 7' north latitude and 72 44' east longitude. It is about 3 km long and
1.6 km wide. It is oblong in shape. Kadmat island is about 8 km north of Amini.

                                  AMINI ISLAND

Amini island is situated at 11 7' north latitude and 72 44' east longitude. Amini is nearest to Kadmat, located in a viewable distance about 8 kms. It is about 3 km long and 1.6 km wide. It is oblong in shape.

Amini was one of the first to be inhabited in the Lakshadweep Islands. Vasco da Gama visited the island on his second voyage and noted the superior quality of coir prepared by the islanders.

In Amini there are talented craftsmen who make beautiful walking sticks with tortoise and coconut shells. The island is also known for its stone masons who carve beautiful flower motifs
on coral stone.

The Amini islanders have a rich tradition of folk song. Boat songs peculiar to Amini begin at a low pace and gather tempo as the oars strike the water more and more rapidly.

Visit Amini Island along with
'Marine Wealth Awareness Package'

(The Programme covers 6 days to Kadmat to showcase the richness and beauty of marine life. Sea passage is by MV Tippu Sultan new passenger vessels m.v Amindivi and m.v Minicoy. You can spend 4 fun-filled days on this island swimming, snorkeling or indulging in water sports. More)

                                DEEP SEA FISHING

The deep sea varieties of fishes  like Yellow-fin tuna, Big eye tuna, Blue fin tuna, Sharks etc., are available in the sea around Lakshadweep is still unexploited.

About 75 - 80 % of the total tuna landed is converted in to a traditional product called "Masmin" which is very similar to that of Japanese product called "Katsuobushi". But there is no other modern methods are used for the processing and preservation of fish in Lakshadweep so far.

Read more at: Kadmat.com

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