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.
It has a tropical climate with an average temperature of 27° C to 32° C. The climate of Lakshadweep remains pleasant and humid warm. The hottest months of Lakshadweep are April and May. During monsoon, ship-based tourism remains closed because of its equitable climate.
The preferable time to visit these islands of Lakshadweep is in between October and March. It enjoys light to moderate winds from October to March.
Regular flights from Kochi, keep these islands connected. Helicopter services are available throughout the year from Agatti to Kavaratti. Plan a trip to this amazing island destination which will be a treat for nature lovers, peace seekers and photographers. Be with Travelogy India to explore this stunning destination to have a unique experience of touring in the remarkable islands of Lakshadweep.