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Pallavi Chhibber Nov 27 2013

What are the key things to do when travelling to Lakshadweep Islands?

Anupriya Bedi Nov 27 2013
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A string of 36 palm-covered coral islands 300 kms off the coast of Kerala, Lakshadweep is a serene concoction of turquoise lagoons, pristine beaches and clear skies and attracts many overseas tourists every year. These islands are also known as ‘Laccadives’. The islands can be accessed easily through Kerala, as the islands are just located at a distance of 400 kms from the region of Kerala. The Lakshadweep Island is fondly called as the ‘lagoon paradise’ and the whole idea after reaching Lakshadweep is to surrender yourself to the breath-taking views, serene sounds of the tides and admire the mother nature’s gift to this destination.

Photo of Lakshadweep Islands (by Manvendra Bhangui)

Beaches to explore in your Lakshadweep Trip

The beaches present in this destination have retained their beauty since the long time and this is what keeps the people hooked to the location. The presence of the coconut canopies, sandy beaches, astonishing coral reefs, blue lagoons and the mystic marine life are some of the attributes which makes the visit to this location an astounding one!

There is a myriad list of beaches which make this holiday destination a marvel of nature. Agatti Beach, Kavaratti Beach,Kadmat Beach, Minicoy Beach,Kalpeni Beach, Bangaram Beach, Amini Beach, Bitra Beach, Chetlat Beach, Androth Beach and Kiltan Beach are some of the beaches which ought to be explored while you are here.

Water Sports & Activities to do in Lakshadweep

This destination provides the tourists with the true pleasure of a water holiday! For all the adrenaline junkies and water sports lovers, this is a paradise with its wide array of fun and adventure activities available. Windsurfing, Kayaking, Yachting,Snorkeling, Parasailing, Deep sea fishing, Scuba Diving, Lagoon Fishing, Speed Boating, Sunbathing, Canoeing, Swimming and Pedal boating are some of the major activities you can indulge into while on your trip to Lakshadweep. Kadmat Beach out of all the beaches have access to all these water sports really easily.

Photo of snorkelling in Lakshadweep Islands (by Asap.saefulloh)

Shopping in Lakshadweep

For all the Shopaholics, the shopping list at this destination must include coconut oil and coconut powder, which can be easily bought from the factory which is situated near the Kadmat Island. The other major purchase of this location is the pickle made from the fish and a large number of small souvenirs that can act as a memoir for the trip.These things are available in abundance at the Kavaratti Island.

Photo of Fish Pickle in Lakshadweep Islands (by Wikipedia)

Do's and Don'ts

The best time to visit Lakshadweep is from October to May as a large number of captivating ship holiday packages are also available during this time period.It is advisable that each and every traveller must carry his or her own set of medicines to the Island, as the medicines available are the generic ones and not the top notch brands. Please don’t pick corals as it is a punishable offence here. Also, sunbathing and nude swimming is prohibited in Lakshadweep

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