LAKSHADWEEP

Around 350 km off the Kerala coast lies the most beautiful coral necklace in the Arabian Sea. Really like a precious jewel, the pure shores of the Lakshadweep archipelago shimmer and shine in the sun kissed setting, and wink and beckon to every traveler.

The set of 36 islands is allied to the Republic of India and at a total area of 32 sq km is her smallest union territory. 51,000 people inhabit only 10 of the islands. The islanders are mainly Muslim and they speak a local version of the Kerala language. The economy survives on fishing and coir making. Only 6 of the islands are open for tourism and only 2 of these are open to non-Indian tourists. 

There’s a range of things to do on the Lakshadweep Islands. Swim with the locals: turtles, dolphins, eagle ray and stay away from the bad crowd: sharks, octopus, barracuda! (Don’t worry, the sharks are completely harmless and octopus and barracuda too far from the shores – the waters are completely safe). Snorkel in the reef through colonies of fish. Surf the aqua marine waters, romp the white sands. Just go - must go! 

CAPITAL:  Kavaratti

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MIN DAYS REQUIRED: 5 days

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