Lakshadweep Tourist Attrations
Lakshadweep has several tourist attractions. Lakshadweep is meant for people who love Sea, Water Sports activities and Beaches. We have listed Top 27 places in the escending order of ranking
Minicoy Island (Rank 1)
Minicoy Island is located in the southernmost region of Lakshadweep Islands. Being the second largest island in the entire region, Minicoy Island i semi-lunar in shape. It is the only island in which the Mahl language is spoken and on all the other islands Malyalam is spoken. Counted as one of the largest lagoon in Lakshadweep, the island is ideal for tuna fishing.
The factories located on the island are generally engaged in tuna canning. There are a number of ice plants and cold storage machines present within the factories.
Bangaram Island (Rank 2)
Bangaram Island is the major tourist attraction of Lakshadweep. The island is spread over the area of 2.30 sq km and is surrounded by a lagoon covered with coral reef. Although weather remains warm for most of the year, temperature reduces to 27oC in the spring season.
The island has been named among the best gateways from around the world. Travellers can enjoy adventure sports like scuba diving and snorkelling in order to explore the diverse aquatic life. Unlike other islands of Lakshadweep, accommodation can be obtained easily in Bangaram Island.
Tourists can reach the Bangaram Island through airplanes as well as cruises that are available from the Cochin Harbour. Agatti Airport is the nearest domestic airport to Bangaram Island. Cochin International Airport serves the international tourists wishing to visit the island.
Kalpeni Beach (Rank 3)
Kalpeni Beach is one of the most popular attractions of the Kalpeni Island. This beach is ideal for enjoying water sports, such as sail boats, pedal boats and kayaking.
Kavaratti Island (Rank 4)
AtnKavaratti in Lakshadweep, one can rest on the beach, take a Glass Bottom boat ride in the lagoon, or snorkel in deeper waters than Kalpeni, have SCUBA lessons and then go for a dive, take speed boat ride, GBB ride and Snorkelling. The variety of fish, corals, live ones one gets to see, one just does not feel like coming out of the water.The Marine museum and aquarium is worth a look. All visits come to an end sometime and with an heavy heart we bid adieu to Kavaratti and Lakshadweep. Back on M V KAVARATTI our journey to Cochin began and so also the SAMUDRAM tour come to an end
Museum in Agatti (Rank 5)
The museum in Agatti Island is located 2 km from the beach. It takes around INR250 in an autorickshaw from the jetty. Motor cycles can also be hired to travel the 2 km distance. The museum is a government run museum which contains various replicas and sculptures of marine life.
Various corals, shells, fish and aquatic animals are found in aquarium like enclosures. Trinkets like ornaments, headgear, clothing, etc. belonging to the tribes from different parts of the Lakshadweep islands are found in this place. In the entrance to the museum is a large cannon.
Lighthouse, Minicoy (Rank 6)
Lighthouse, also known as South Side Lighthouse, was constructed by the British in 1885. It is counted the oldest lighthouses in Lakshadweep and was under the British control until independence. It has a height of around 300 ft, which makes it visible from a distance.
The Lakshadweep Islands, Arabian Sea and Virgin Islands can be seen from the top of this Lighthouse. It is surrounded by coconut groves and white sand. A commemorative postal stamp is issued on 2nd February 1985 to mark the completion of 100 years.
Amini Beach, Amini (Rank 7)
Amini Beach is located on the island of Amini. The eastern and western sides of the beach are covered with coral sandstone that is used for construction purposes. Tourists can enjoy swimming, reef walking and basking on this sandy beach. Water sports such as kayaking, scuba diving and surfing can also be done. Corals can be seen by sailing in glass bottomed boats.
On Amini Beach, visitors can buy souvenirs like walking sticks made with tortoise and coconut shells along with coir products. Folk songs performed by the local people are another attraction.
Kadmat Islands (Rank 8)
Kadmat Islands, one of the prime tourist locations of the Lakshadweep, is situated at a distance of 10 km from Amini Island. On the eastern and western sides of the island, tourists can see lagoons and coconut palms. Water sports such as kayaking, yachting, skiing and scuba diving can be enjoyed on the Islands..
Jumaat Mosque, Androth (Rank 9)
Jumaat Mosque is one of the well known attractions of Androth which houses the tomb of Saint Ubaidullah. The mosque is famous for its beautiful architectural work and design.
Lagoon, Agatti (Rank 10)
Beyond the jetty in Agatti Island, there is a large lagoon with clear water. This is the place through which the boats enter the jetty. With glass bottomed boats, the lagoon can be seen with the aquatic animals such as fishes, crabs, floating reefs, etc.
The water is about 10 ft deep, but the bottom is visible through the clear waters. Boats to go into the lagoon are found in the jetty. Also, facilities of kayaking and other water based activities are available here.
Bird sanctuary, Pitti Island, Agatti (Rank 11)
Pitti Island is a small uninhabited island by the Agatti Island in the Lakshadweep archipelago, and is a part of the Pitti bank. Amini Island and Pitti Island are a part of the sunken atoll, which is also well known for the variety of birds. This particular island has been converted into a bird sanctuary.
Andrott (Rank 12)
Andrott is situated at about 293 km from Cochin and is perhaps the nearest island located to the mainland of the country. It has some archaeological remains of Buddhist culture as well as the tomb of Hazrat Ubaidullah. This is the longest of all the islands in Lakshadweep.