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Lakshadweep Beaches

Lakshadweep Beach Some of the still-unexplored and breath-takingly beautiful beaches are located at the Lakshadweep Islands, recognized as the only coral reef islands in the country. Lakshadweep is scattered around 4200 sq km of lagoon waters. Only 11 islands, among the total 36 islands, are inhabited. Head quarter of the Lakshadweep islands is at Kavarathi. These islands and Lakshadweep beaches are divided into the northern Amindivi group, the Laccadive group and isolated Minicoy in the south. There are multiple of opportunities for marine activities here. The most important thing is that the tourism activities are restricted little bit at the Lakshadweep islands , while keeping in mind the ecological concerns. Only five islands (four to the domestic tourists and two for foreigners) are open for tourism activities. A special permission is required to visit these islands and Lakshadweep beaches. The population is 93% Sunni Muslim and the main language is Malayalam. Fishing and coir production are the main economic activities. A caste system divides the islanders between Koya (land owners), Malmi (sailors) and Melachery (farmers).

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Attractions Around Lakshadweep Beaches

Lakshadweep beaches offer many marine activities, along with the usual sunbath and surfing. Local fishermen provide sunrise and sun set cruises in fishing boats which are the best part of the Lakshadweep travel. The boat cruises on the country raft for deep-sea angling is very popular here. There are more activities in which one can indulge themselves which include wind surfing, snorkeling, diving, scuba diving and yachting etc. To make your Lakshadweep travel much interesting hire Boogie boards and surfboards from the resorts.

There are two major diving centers in the islands, Bangaram and Katmat which conduct diving courses. Diving below 35 m is not allowed. These resorts also provide equipments for marine activities for convenience. These two islands, Katmat and Bangaram are permitted for foreigners. Fortunately both of these are blessed with beautiful coral reef. As the majority of the locals are Muslims therefore most of the Muslim festivals including Muharam and Id-ul-Fither are usually celebrated here.

Best Time To Visit Lakshadweep Beaches

One can visit these beautiful beaches anytime but October to April is the best time to visit Lakshadweep beaches as you will find a friendly weather during the period.

Where To Eat

Some multi cuisine restaurants, club houses, bars, beach shack (seafood restaurant) and beach bars are there at Lakshadweep, where you can oblige your taste buds.

Where To Stay

There are several luxurious hotels in Lakshadweep which caters to the needs of the customers. These hotels and resorts are equipped with latest accommodation facilities and amenities. These resorts and hotels provide the best accommodation and also offer boat trips to lagoons, Snorkeling and other water sports. Tourist cottages in Kavarathy, Minicoy, Kalpeni and Kadmat also provide accommodation for mid range and budget travelers. Some of the best beach resorts and hotels at Lakshadweep are: How To Reach Lakshadweep Islands

The nearest airport in Lakshadweep is located at Agatti Island. Cochin International Airport, located 300 km away, is the nearest airport in the mainland. Indian Airlines operates daily flights (except on Sundays) to Agatti on a small plane. It takes around 40 minute from Cochin to cover the distance. Authorities from resorts transfer the guests into respective properties by boat and helicopter charging some little bit extra.

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