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Lakshadweep: A haven of exotic beaches and lush green landscapes

IndiaLakshadweep: A haven of exotic beaches and lush green landscapes

Lakshadweep has captured significant attention worldwide after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit, resulting in a surge in popularity for the picturesque island, renowned for its tourism.

The MyGov platform reported that global search interest in Lakshadweep is currently at its highest level in the last two decades.

Consisting of 36 islands, Lakshadweep is a haven for those seeking to experience the pristine and awe-inspiring underwater beauty that even left PM Modi spellbound. “I am still in awe of the stunning beauty of its islands and the incredible warmth of its people,” PM Modi wrote on X.


The group of islands is famed for its exotic, sun-kissed beaches and lush green landscapes. In Malayalam and Sanskrit, Lakshadweep translates to ‘a hundred thousand islands’. As a uni-district Union Territory, Lakshadweep comprises 12 atolls, three reefs, five submerged banks, and ten inhabited islands. All these islands are situated 220 to 440 km away from the coastal city of Kochi in Kerala.

The natural beauty of Lakshadweep, coupled with sandy beaches, abundant flora and fauna, and a relaxed lifestyle, enhance its allure. Regular flights from Kochi ensure easy accessibility, and the completion of the Kochi-Lakshadweep Islands Submarine Optical Fiber Connection (KLI-SOFC) project addresses the challenge of slow internet speed, significantly boosting it from 1.7 Gbps to 200 Gbps.

For travellers, helicopter transfers are available from Agatti to Kavaratti throughout the year. Lakshadweep boasts a tropical climate, with an average temperature ranging from 27°C to 32°C. April and May are the warmest months, averaging around 32°C. The climate is generally humid, warm, and pleasant, with ship-based tourism closed during monsoons.

Notable places to visit on the island include Bangaram, Agatti, Kadmath, Minicoy, Kalpeni, and Kavaratti. Bangaram, a tiny teardrop-shaped island near Agatti and Kavaratti, and Minicoy, the second-largest island, offer unique experiences, including one of the largest lagoons and architectural wonders.

Tourists can engage in various adventurous activities such as snorkeling at Agatti, scuba diving and exploring architectural wonders at Kalpeni island, kite surfing, and canoeing at Minicoy island, making Lakshadweep an ideal destination for a diverse range of experiences.

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