Lakshadweep, which means 'a hundred thousand islands' in Sanskrit, is the smallest Union Territory of India. It is a group of 36 exotic islands, popular throughout the world for its beautiful sun-kissed beaches and mesmerizing landscape.
It covers an area of 32 sq km, comprising 12 atolls, 10 inhabited islands, 3 reefs and 5 submerged banks. The capital of Lakshadweep, Kavaratti is also a principal town of this Union Territory. These Islands are located at a distance of 220 to 440 km from Kochi, one of the coastal cities of Kerala.
Lakshadweep has mesmerizing natural landscapes, sandy beaches, variety of flora & fauna and easy going lifestyle, which is free from pollution. All the islands of Lakshadweep do not have settlements and only few of them allow visitors with permit. Coconut trees, lagoons, isolated beaches and reefs enhance the islands of this tourist destination. Adventurous souls love to visit this place for scuba fishing, diving, kayaking and snorkeling.
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Lakshadweep Island is accessible through air and water routes. Several flights and ships are operated from Kochi, as it serves as a gate way to Lakshadweep.
Lakshadweep is a union territory located to the west of Kerala in India. The islands of Lakshadweep are popular for having rich marine life and make a stunning beach destination of India.