Away from the chaos and confusion of city life, Lakshwadeep is a stunning archipelago of islands and a very popular beach hot spot in India. Known across the globe for its lovely white sun-kissed beaches and warm seas, this group of islands situated some 400 km off India’s west coast in the Arabian Sea. Formerly the Laccadives, the name of the place is derived from Sanskrit and literally means “Hundred Thousand Islands”. Lakshwadeep happens to be India’s only coral atolls and attract visitors from all across the world.
Lakshwadeep has a plethora of activities to offer. Listed below are some of the must do things when visiting these islands:
•Coral spotting at Agatti Island: Regarded as a gateway to Lakshadweep, Agatti Island happens to be situated at a distance of merely four hundred and fifty nine km from Cochin. Coral Gazing at Agatti is among the top
activities in the list of itineraries of most visitors to Lakshwadeep and indeed, gazing at the amazingly beautiful coral reef in the blue waters of Lakshadweep is an exciting experience. Diverse marine life such as turtles,
transparent jelly fish, sea weed, deadly shark among others can be seen in the waters. The best feature of this island is the fact that it is not fully explored yet and continues to hide some real bounties of nature.
•Kayaking and Yatch sailing: Lakshwadeep is immensely popular amongst adventure enthusiasts. Kavaratti Island happens to be the most developed Island in whole of Lakshadweep. In fact, it is also the administrative capital
of Lakshwadweep. One can go for Kayaking and Yatch sailing on Kavaratti. Kayaks as well as sailing yachts are easily available on hire. These activities will prove to be amazing travel memories, we assure that.
•Visit Bangaram Island: A major tourist attraction of Lakshadweep, this island is spread over an area of 2.30 sq km and is surrounded by a lagoon covered with coral reef. Its smooth sands and amazing palm grove backdrop
further adds to the scenic beauty. Located at a distance of around 8km from the north side of Agatti Island, one can spot waves the multi coloured sea, caressing the sand.
•Watch folk dances Kolkali and Parichakali: If you desire to catch a glimpse of the local culture of this region, do not miss the opportunity to watch the traditional dances of Kolkali and Parichakali. These dances are hugely
popular and are bound to strike an emotional chord in your heart.
•Visit Minicoy Lighthouse: Also known as South Side Lighthouse, this lighthouse offers a magnificent view of Lakshadweep Islands, Arabian Sea and Virgin Islands from its top. Constructed by the British in 1885, it is counted
amongst the oldest lighthouses in the country. With a height of around 300 ft, the lighthouse can be easily spotted from a distance.
Lakshwadeep is not exactly a pocket friendly destination. So whenever, you have the resources to splurge, and treat yourself to a lavish vacation, do plan a trip to the gorgeous islands of Lakshwadeep !