Lakshadweep Islands

Formerly Laccadive, renamed Lakshadweep in 1973, the archipelago consist of 36 coral islands in the Arabian Sea, about 185 miles (300 km) off the Kerala coast.

With a total land area of 12 square miles (32 square km), the islands form the smallest of the Union Territories of India and the country's only coral islands.

This charming isolated destination has only 10 of its islands inhabited. They are Minicoy, Andrott, Kavaratti, Kadmat, Agatti, Amini, Kalpeni, Kiltan, Chetlat and Bitra The spell bound expanse of emerald isles, Lakshadweep, studded in the blue water of the Arabian sea unfolds another world in itself.

The panorama encompasses magnificent lagoons, sylvan sea shores, miles of sun drenched sand and the enchantment of swaying palms, spectacular marine flora and fauna, All these harmonise to form a colourful kaleidoscope typical of an archipelago paradise.

Four of the inhabited islands (Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Minicoy and Kadmath) are open mostly to Indian tourists and Bangaram, an uninhabited island, is open to both domestic and foreign tourists.

Water sports facilities like swimming, Rafting, snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing, water skiing, catamaran sailing, deep sea fishing and scuba diving are available in the islands.

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Agatti Island

Located 459 kms. from Cochin.

It is 6 kms. long and 1000 meters wide at the broadest point. The Gateway of Lakshadweep, Agatti Island is one of the most striking features in Lakshadweep. Agatti and its satellite islands of Bangaram, Thinnakkara & Parali, presents a breathtaking spectacle of sparkling coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons, silvery beaches and lush green coconut palms that sway to the rhythm of the sea.

Agatti is the only island with an airport. The sea around the island offers excellent scope for water sports and fishing. Coral growths and multi coloured coral fishes are abound in its lagoons.

There are facilities for Kayaking, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Excursions on Glass-bottomed Boats, Sail boats and Fishing trips, Site Seeing and day cruise to near by uninhabited islands Bangaram, Thinnakara, Paraly and Kalpitty.
 

Bangaram Island

Located 459 kms. from Cochin.

It is 6 kms. long and 1000 meters wide at the broadest point. The Gateway of Lakshadweep, Agatti Island is one of the most striking features in Lakshadweep.

Agatti and its satellite islands of Bangaram, Thinnakkara & Parali, presents a breathtaking spectacle of sparkling coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons, silvery beaches and lush green coconut palms that sway to the rhythm of the sea.

Agatti is the only island with an airport. The sea around the island offers excellent scope for water sports and fishing. Coral growths and multi coloured coral fishes are abound in its lagoons.

There are facilities for Kayaking, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Excursions on Glass-bottomed Boats, Sail boats and Fishing trips, Site Seeing and day cruise to near by uninhabited islands Bangaram, Thinnakara, Paraly and Kalpitty.


Bangaram Island Resort Packages
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Kadmat Island

Located 407 kms. from Cochin. Land area of Kadmat is 8 Km long and 550 m wide at the broadest point.

In addition to the beautiful shallow lagoon on the west that forms an ideal spot for water sports, there is a narrow lagoon on the east. The best attractions are the long sandy beaches and the sand banks on the southern tip for sunbath.

Kadamat has been identified for staying tourists with its tourists huts aesthetically situated in the coconut palm groves in the beaches facing the lagoon. The place is ideal for a real holiday that brings you away from the maddening crowd, hustle and bustle of city life.

Under Kadmat Package (Kadmat), one can spend 3-4 days enjoying sea breeze and moonlit beach. Water sports crafts like kayaks, pedal boats, sailing yachts skiing boats and glass bottomed boats are available on hire. The Scuba Diving Center in the island has become an attraction for water sport enthusiasts.

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Kalpeni Island Packages

Located 287 kms. from Cochin.

Is known for its scenic beauty with the small islets called Tilakkam & Pitti and an uninhabited island on the north called Cheriyam. A huge shallow lagoon encloses all of them. A peculiar feature of Kalpeni atoll is the huge storm bank of coral debris along the eastern & southeastern shoreline.

It is a progressive island. It was in this island that girls first went to school, when women's education was considered a taboo. Here, one can swim, reef-walk or water sports on kayaks, sail boat and pedal boat.

A visit to the Baniyan Factory and the Light House situated in the island is included as a part of Coral Reef and Coconut Grove Packages.

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