The Emerald Island of Lakshadweep:
Water-water all around. Bright and clear as liquid glass.
This place is full of lush coconut groves, tranquil lagoons and long stretches of white sun-drenched beaches where the only sounds are the those of crash of waves and the breeze blowing through the palm trees.
Tourists and honey mooners will find the nature here in unspoilt, undisturbed and serene form.
The spectacular marine life is worth a watch or sleeping by the sea with only night sky covering you.
This place holds the peace and natural beauty like no other place. If you want to have a tranquil beach holiday then this is the best destination.
The place won’t let your expectation to go down. The tourists are attracted by wild sea and the virtuous nature. This place is perfect honeymoon terminus. The romantic ambience attracts lots of newly wed couples.
What to see:
Tourist Attractions in Lakshwadeep are manifold. This place is a cluster of island floating on the south-western part of Indian mainland viz. Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Kadmat, Minicoy and Bangaram.
All of them are ideal for fishing, yachting, diving, snorkeling, and deep sea fishing. Each island has some new to offer to her visitors. So be prepared for every surprise.
There are lot of things to do here. The water sports are the major attraction and the scenic beauty adds a different dimension to the island. The green vegetation and the blue water of the sea make a wonderful combination.
There are plenty of dive Sites. Around Kadmat Island, surrounded on the eastern and western side by the lagoon, is a haven of solitude. There are ethereal moments of pure wonder.
You can enjoy the dive amongst turtles as resplendent as their surroundings. Sting Ray City gives a 21 meter dive along the sand dunes, abundant with Sting Rays.
Cross Currents is located between the islands of Amini and Kadmat. Jack Point is a drift dive between 21-30 meters with different types of fish like Jack Fish and King Fish.
East Channel is located between 9-20 meters an abundance of soft coral and tuna. Around Bangaram Island there is a tear-drop shaped island surrounded by a continuous strip of creamy sand.
The temperate blue-green waters of the Indian Ocean are an irresistible invitation to the scuba diving fraternity of the world.
The wreck of the Princess Royal at 32 meters, sunk in a battle over two hundred years ago. The dive sites Manta Point, Shark Point and The Wall are worth a try.
Bangaram is a place on the edge of the world where you will like in paradise. The coco-palm flora, the silvery beaches with rich and colorful marine life makes a perfect holiday destination.
Best time to visit here is between November and May.
It is warm throughout the year and monsoon comes in the month of October and November.
Situated in the Arabian Sea, 400 kilometers off the coast of Kerala, it can be reached by a twenty-hour sea journey from Cochin.
Indian Airlines flies from Cochin to Agatti island. On arrival at Agatti, you will be transferred to either Bangaram or Kadmat Island by private resort boats.
Don’t forget to book both your inbound and outbound tickets well in advance. There is a ship service that taken about 20 hours to reach Lakshadweep from Cochin.