Lakshadweep Islands is an archipelago governed by the Union Government of India. The islands are located on the Laccadive Sea between 200 and 450 Km off the southwestern coast of India. Called Laccadive Islands in the past the actual name means the “One Hundred Thousand Islands” in Sanskrit.
Lakshadweep Archipelago on India's western coast
Only Ten Islands are inhabited
Their total area is 32 Sq, but the total economic zone of the islands covers 400,000 Sq Km. Karavati is the capital of this territory which is the smallest Indian district.
Although politically separated they belong to same group of islands as the Maldives.
Only ten of the islands are inhabited by islanders of similar ethnicity of the neighboring Kerala State. The main language is Malayalam and their main occupation is fishing, being tuna their main export.
One of the uninhabited islands of Lakshadweep
With 36 coral islands, its marine life is unique and inspiring. The lagoons located at Kadmat and Bangaram islands are home to a spectacular and unexplored undersea world.
Besides the great beaches there is one more plus to the islands are the shells all over the beaches that are exquisite and beautiful as the island itself.
Karavatti Island is the Capital of Lakshadweep Archipelago
This is a list of the most important islands of the archipelago:
Agatti Island is a tropical paradise on the Arabian Sea
This is an idyllic palm tree island with long white beaches. The placid lagoon offers an array of marine life.
The surf is great due to the perfect waves that strike the reefs with the deep blue waters of the Arabian Sea. The island has its own airstrip for small planes.
Bangaram is an exotic small island of Lakshadweep
This island is near Agatti and Kavaratti.
It is known for its spectacular beaches and for the bioluminescent plankton deposited on the beach at high tide and makes the waters glow a blue light at night.
It is also a known place for birdwatching.
Kadmat Island In India is ideal for Scuba Diving
This 8 Km long by 500 meters wide tiny island has a lagoon on the western side. This is the ideal place for those seeking solitude.
It is also known for great Scuba Diving in the magnificent corals under the waters.
For more information visit India Tourism Website
Minicoy a tropical Island of the Lakshadweep
This island has many beaches with facilities for tourists such as beach huts, changing rooms and all kind of water sports facilities. It has a 100 meter tall lighthouse.
This is the capital of the Lakshadweep Islands with lovely beaches for swimming, sunbathing and plain relaxation. The island features 52 mosques including the most famous Ujra Mosque with an ornately carved ceiling believed to be carved from a piece of driftwood.
images for lakshadweep islands
uninhabited by lenish namath
satellite by nasa
agatti by icultist
minicoy by nasa
bangaram by flicker
kadmat by ekabhishek
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