Minicoy, formerly known as Maliku was Mahiladu, which means women's island (mahila: women and dū: island). This southernmost island of the archipelago of Lakshadweep is locally known as Maliku. Minicoy is a census town of Lakshadweep.
It is the second largest island, located 201 km to the south south-west of Kalpeni and 125 km to the north of Thuraakunu, in Maldives. This island is stretched up to 10 km in length, with a breadth of 6 km.
Minicoy is enhanced nature that includes plenty of coconut trees. It has a landmark, which is a tall lighthouse. The island also has a lagoon that has two entrances at its northern side. A narrow reef along with submerged coral rocks lie on its western side. The interior of the lagoon has coral patches. It is stretched up to 4m, which is sandy with moderate depth.
The climate of Minicoy is tropical with warm temperatures throughout the year. Rainfall can be expected in most part of the year. The climate remains dry from January to March.