Located on the south western coast of India, Lakshadweep is a union territory which is very rarely explored by tourists. Comprising of 39 islands and some of the truly exotic coral reefs, the origin of islands and the establishment of human settlement is a mystery that is still debated. The flora fauna on the union territory of Lakshadweep is totally amazing and worth exploring. While, a trip to Lakshadweep is something that not exactly crosses one mind, the place is extremely beautiful and rated to be a marvelous tourist destination. Let’s explore a few famous tourist places of Lakshadweep and know what is so splendid and breath-taking about this smallest union territory of India.
From beaches, lagoon, resorts to beautifully carved mosques, Kavaratti is said to be one of the most beautiful places in this Union territory. Also the capital of Lakshadweep, it is not only well-developed but is also hailed as a famous tourist spot. Popular for its amazingly pristine white sand beaches, you can definitely count for a wonderful sun-basking experience here. The emerald color of the Karavatti island lagoon will simply leave you mesmerized and the thrilling experience of water sports combined with an exceptionally stunning scuba diving opportunity ensures that you just had a happening vacation. Another spectacular place here is the Marine Aquarium which exhibits a very big collection of various corals and tropical fishes.
Surrounded by water from all four sides, Agatti can be reached only by air or sea, and hence the only airport of Lakshadweep is located here. The Agatti Island has been called a wonder by the tourists, and totally true to that this island is something way more breath-taking than you actually expect or think. While, the island is not exactly very large and covers only an area of 1.0 sq miles, you have this place as a perfect peaceful gateway in the sanctity of nature with clean blue waters and sun-kissed golden beaches. In Agatti, you can look out for some spectacular activities like glass bottom boat rides, water skiing, deep sea fishing and exploring some of the most beautiful coral sites in the island.
Minicoy Island or rather the ‘Maliku Island’, the place is generally known as a women’s island. While the history related to the naming of this place is quite fascinating and has a connection to other islands by same name, Minicoy is said to be amongst the ultimate tourist destinations in Lakshadweep. Geographically, the island is in the south of Lakshadweep and is basically isolated from the remaining places in the Union Territory. The beaches and coral reefs here hold the major attraction of the visitors. The island is also popular for performing arts, and has a cultural and traditional mix of south India and Maldives. The famous attraction here is a more than a century old lighthouse, which was built during the British rule in 1885. Surprisingly, the lighthouse has withstood all sorts of storms of time and is still in working condition.