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A group of islands in the south-western coast of India (Laccadive Sea)

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A group of islands in the south-western coast of India (Laccadive Sea)

Culture & Festival

At a distance of 200-400 km from the Kerala coast stands this shroud of 36 small islands combining to form Lakshadweep, the smallest union territory of India. With only 10 islands inhabited out of them, the culture and community in Lakshadweep is as varied as it can get. Interestingly, the islands don’t have any aboriginal tribes and mostly comprises of a Muslim population which established after Muslim missionaries settled here during 7th century.

Known for its exquisite beaches and water sports, most of the population thrives on tourism apart from fisheries for their occupation.

Here’s a list of popular festivals in Lakshadweep:

Bakrid (December)
Id-Ul-Fitr (August)
Muharram (November-December)

Shopping Attractions

Beach handicrafts
Corals and oysters (Minicoy)
Canned tuna and other related fisheries


Bird watching
Sea food and fisheries items
Exotic diving spots

Best time to visit

Throughout the year except monsoon

Smart Tip

Since Lakshadweep is a bunch of small islands together, ferries and helicopters remain the main commuting modes here. For the helicopters, you need to register your name at the Port office before you book a ticket. Hence, it is always a good idea to book your helicopter seats in advance to avoid any last-minute panic. Another smart way of local commuting is renting bicycles which is most convenient and fun way while in any island.


A stunning recluse in its true sense, Lakshadweep, which literally translates to ‘One Lakh Islands’ attracts thousands of tourists every year due to the adventure and romance it offers with its wide array of water sports and breath-taking natural beauty. A set of nearly perfect beaches, beautiful lagoons with almost every water sport available at a seemingly perfect distance from the rest of the world- After all, who wouldn’t want that?

The islands have an airport connecting it with the rest of the world at Agatti, which is also known as the gateway to Lakshadweep. For commuting to islands, helicopter service is available for tourists’ convenience. Since tourism is one of the most flourishing trades here, a number of organizations work towards promoting eco-friendly tourism in the islands, much to the delight of many tourists.

The cuisines that are offered here are a delight in every sense and make Lakshadweep an ultimate vacation spot for a food-lover, especially with the variety of sea food. Due to their exotic aquatic life and vast amount of coral reefs, the place is also known as India’s coral islands.

Snow-peaked mountains, serene atmosphere and lots of adventurous activities among avid green surroundings briefly define Himachal Pradesh for any tourist. The fascinating apple orchards and streams of hill stations make it a lovely stay for any couple/family. For the adventure enthusiasts, you can explore wildlife with parks, sanctuaries or simply pick from various options of trekking, water-skiing, mountain cycling, paragliding to name a few.

How to Reach

Lakshadweep can be easily reached via flights and sea routes. Except for monsoon when travelling to Lakshadweep can get pretty tricky, the place is fairly easy to reach for all the tourists.

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