Coral reefs are the most productive eco-systems in the world. The growth of corals and its existence in its virgin greatly depends on the unpolluted lagoons. The marine biodiversity of India is represented by rich corals, diverse fish species including the whale sharks, whales, dolphins and dugong and a plethora of economically important arthropods and molluscs (Sea slugs).
The world's largest marine turtle breeding ground, migratory waterfowl and Asia's largest brackish water lake Chilika adds further values to the coastal and marine habitat and biodiversity of India.
India is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on the west, the Indian Ocean in the South and the Bay of Bengal on her East. The Andaman and Nicobar island chain lies east of the mainland between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The Lakshadweep island group is located off India's southwest coast.
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The geographical position, beautiful coastline and the exotic beaches of India makes her a popular destination for Cruisers. It is no surprise that the early voyages by Vasco da Gama, the famous Portuguese sea-farer and explorer set sail from Lisbon and finally landed at Calicut, malabar coast 500 years back.
The spell bound expanse of emerald isles, Lakshadweep, studded in the blue water of the Arabian Sea unfolds another world in itself.
Five of the inhabited islands (Agatti, Kadmat, Minicoy, Kavaratti and Kalpeni) 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.
The world's 10 best secret beaches (Sunday Times Travel Magazine Feb 8th 2004) that is just an hours’ flight from Kerala’s cultural capital of Cochin. This teardrop shaped piece of land is encircled by creamy sand. For a perfect outing, there are three uninhabited islands in the same atoll, Tinnakara, Parali-I and Parali-II. The deep, warm, clear waters of Indian Ocean with its myriad flora and fauna are an irresistible invitation to the scuba diving fraternity of the world.
The exquisite coral formation including the black coral formations, the variety and number of coral fishes - the angel, the clown, the butterfly, the surgeon not to mention awesome -looking but harmless sharks, mantarays, sting rays moray eels and turtles make diving at Bangaram an addictive experience.
The Gateway of Lakshadweep, Agatti Island is Located 459 kms. from Cochin. Agatti and its satellite islands of Bangaram, Tinnakkara, Parali-I & Parali-II 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.
Andaman Nicobar Packages
Andaman & Nicobar, the Emerald Islands, consisting of two island group lies east of the mainland between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Its southernmost island is only 200 km (120 mi) from the northern tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
The untouched and pristine marine life, corals, crystal clear water, mangrove - forests and birds offer a dream view of the rare gifts of nature. The capital is Port Blair on Andaman Islands.