The Lakshadweep island lie on the Arabian Sea. Lakshadweep
Island is one of the worlds most spectacular tropical island
systems with Thirty- two sq. km of land spread over 36 islands
surrounded by 4200 sq. km of lagoon rich in marine wealth.
The precious heritage of ecology and culture is supported
by an extremely fragile ecosystem. Committed to the cause
of Eco tourism Union Territory of Lakshadweep has consciously
followed a middle path between tourism promotion and environmental
conservation. The Administration is carefully monitoring the
environmental impact of coastal tourism and has taken steps
to promote tourism in a way that is consistent with ecological
concerns. As an effective strategy to avoid pressure on ecological
environment, the efforts to promote tourism have been synchronized
with the carrying capacity of the islands.
Though all the islands are endowed with the beauty of coral
reef, sandy beaches, unpolluted and clear water and hospitable
settings, most of these differ in terms of facilities and
services offered. 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.
Since the land is precious and scarce it is avowed policy
of the Administration to relieve pressure on land and promote
water based tourism. The motto being admires and not exploits
that natural beauty.
Spiced coconut-rich Vegetarian & Non vegetarian food.
Curried, fried and barbecued fish.
October - May for the ship based tour packages. Agatti and
Bangaram may be visited throughout the year.
Boarding & Lodging:
While on a day tour package cruise, you will get back to the
ship at the end of the day. Staying tourists are accommodated
in Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Minicoy Agatti and Kadmat. The tourist
huts in each island occupy ideal locations on the beach itself.
Each hut has one or two twin-bedded bedrooms with attached
baths. For Indian/Overseas tourists there is also a holiday
resort at Bangaram.
Things to do:
These are basically leisure tours and Sea/Lagoon based tours.There
are plenty of opportunities for Scuba diving, Yachting, Pedal
boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Snorkeling and sunbathing.
One may also visit local houses, Marine museum, LightHouse
and a few local industries
Things not to do:
Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in all islands
except Bangaram. Picking up Corals is a punishable crime.