Things to Do in LakshadweepEach of the ten islands of the Lakshadweep group of inhabited islands is a storehouse of entertaining activities to be indulged in by the old and young alike. Almost all visitors immediately take to the pristine outdoors. The clear blue skies, the beautiful green environment and the majestic coconut palms offer an unforgettable experience of visual entertainment.
This is especially true for those land lumbers who live in the concrete jungles of cosmopolitan, high rise cities all over the world. The skies, the earth, the water, and the fascinating underwater world all go towards making the entire experience of visiting these islands a memorable one. In all, the islands have a great experience to offer for the casual visitor. The capital of the Lakshadweep islands is Kavaratti. It is about six kilometers long and one kilometer wide and is situated between Agatti island as well as the Andrott islands.
This island supports fifty two picturesque mosques dotting the island. Each is beautiful and aesthetically constructed to blend in with the natural beauty of the already beautiful location. Among the mosques one of the most attractive one is the Ujra mosque. This island offers all forms of entertainment in the form of adventure sports like sailing, kayaking, paddle boating, water skiing as well as boating along in a glass bottomed boat. The island also houses a large aquarium that displays a large variety of tropical fish found only in this tropical paradise. Kavaratti boasts of a large picturesque lagoon while Minicoy, measuring about ten kilometers in length, boasts of the largest lagoon.
It is deep enough for ships to berth in. The island has a tuna fishing centre. For those seeking more scientific pastimes there is also the Radio Zone Ravine Observatory as also the Tidal Observatory. One can spend a leisurely afternoon gazing at the vital changes that are charted on the sophisticated instruments. Lying to the south of the Kavaratti island is the Kalpeni island which boasts of the Koomel bay which sits over the Pitti and Thilakkam islands. The entertainment offered on these islands encompasses all forms of water sports and the specially made accommodation for tourists to spend a pleasurable night on.
One can visit the vast coconut products manufacturing unit at Agatti Island. The only airport of the Lakshadweep islands is situated on this island. Visitors on this island can have a most entertaining time seeing the various processing units of cod liver oil, copra or dried coconut and coir. There is a tourist complex housing twenty beds on the island. Agatti is about five and a half kilometers in length and about a kilometer in breadth.
The Kadamat Island on the other hand is eight kilometers long and about half a kilometer wide at its broadest. The island has two lagoons on each side of its length. The island houses a water sports institute and a scuba diving centre. All forms of Bangaram’s entertainment centres around its international resort. Beside the water sports the special form of entertainment is hunting turtles. It is easy to enjoy the nightlife on the island by booking well in advance at:
The Casino Group of Hotels,
PB No 585,Willington island
Kochi (Tel: 0484-266880)
Besides this there is little nightlife of the common sort as alcohol is prohibited strictly on the islands with the exception of Bangaram. The nightlife on the Lakshadweep islands is of a very different kind where the visitor is at one with the natural elements and can stroll the beaches even at midnight to hear the unending dialogue of the waves lapping up the distance to the shore, the far off breakers and also the curious night sounds of the tropical birds. It is a world away from all others and gives a thrill beyond all other imaginable anywhere else in the world.
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