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Lakshadweep Islands

City: Lakshadweep       State: Lakshadeep       Country: India
Lakshadweep is one of the worlds most spectacular tropical island systems. The precious heritage of ecology and culture is supported by an extremely fragile ecosystem.The remoteness of the impart a unique charm to them. Instead of droves of merrymakers, here you will find dense rows of coconut palms, unbroken beaches and a blue sea whose colour changes from pale aquamarine to turquoise and deep sapphire. With hardly any influence from the outside world, the archipelago of is relatively untouched by the passage of time. Lakshadweep means a "hundred thousand islands" and it consists of 12 atolls, three reefs and five submerged banks. However, of the 27 islands, only 10 are inhabited. Often, the only things that break the silence of are the cry of a seabird and the paddling sound of a canoe. Coral reefs and aquamarine life can be easily spotted through the clear waters of the ocean. To ensure that external influences do not disturb the way of life on the islands, only four islands have been opened for domestic tourists. They are Kavaratti, the capital of , Minicoy, Kadamat and Kalpeni. Minicoy has the largest lagoon, while the tiny islet of Agatti offers a breathtaking view of the coral reefs.

Climate | When to Visit

Though the islands are open round the year, October to April is the ideal time visit .
Visit during: October to April

Directions | How to Reach

The Union Territory of Lakshadweep 200 km - 400 km west off the Kerala coast.   Air: The has an airport in Agatti, which is regularly connected by flights from () the capital of Kerala. () is an international airport . By Sea: Traveling by ship is also a good option to reach . A number of passenger ships operate from ()to . The distance can be traveled in nearly 18 to 20 hours

miscellaneous | Important Information

Lakshadweep is basically a restricted area and one need  a permit to enter Lakshadweep. However for bonafied tourists the permit and other formalities will be arranged by the tour operators.

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