Lakshadweep Islands Tourist Attractions / Places to Visit

Lakshadweep formerly known as the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Aminidivi Islands is a group of islands in the Laccadive Sea, 200 to 440 km (120 to 270 mi) off the south western coast of India.. Lakshadweep comes from Lakshadweepa, which means “one hundred thousand islands” in Sanskrit. The islands form the smallest Union Territory of India: their total surface area is just 32 km2 (12 sq mi). The lagoon area covers about 4,200 km2 (1,600 sq mi), the territorial waters area 20,000 km2 (7,700 sq mi) and the exclusive economic zone area 400,000 km2 (150,000 sq mi). The region forms a single Indian district with 10 subdivisions. Kavaratti serves as the capital of the Union Territory and the region comes under the jurisdiction of Kerala High Court.

Ten of the islands are inhabited. The islands are served by an airport on the Agatti island. The islands, though all equally mystical and beautiful, each offers a unique blend of tourist spots. Some islands have been promoted for diving and water sports, still, others have been developed so that people enjoy the charm of relaxation and natural enjoyment. Lakshadweep is typically accessed from Kochi (Kerala) and a permit is required to visit Lakshadweep for all tourists (including Indians). After permit, Indians are permitted to visit all islands, however, even after permit, foreigners are permitted to just visit Agatti, Bangaram and Kadmat Islands. Permits can be obtained from Kochi itself.

Lakshadweep Islands ’s Tourist Attractions are sorted by themes as below:

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  • Art & Culture
  • Beaches & Islands
  • City & Towns
  • Celebrations & Exhibitions
  • Drinks & Eating
  • Garden & Park
  • Fairs & Festivals
  • Heritage & Historical
  • Industries
  • Institutions
  • Museum & Art Gallery
  • Religious & Pilgrim
  • Rural & Village
  • Shopping Centres
  • Special Attractions
  • Water Falls & Nature
  • Wellness Centres
  • Wildlife’s & Bird Sanctuaries

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