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
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.
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 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
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
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
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.
Amini Island along with
'Marine Wealth Awareness Package'
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
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.
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