Islands Of Lakshadweep

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Lakshadweep means a hundred thousand islands. It lays approximately 220 - 440 kms from the Malabar Coast of Kerala. There are 36 islands but out of these only 10 are inhabited - Agatti, Amini, Andrott, Bitra, Chetlat, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kiltan, Minicoy.

Each island is surrounded by snow white coral sands, marked by a huge, shallow lagoon on one side which separates it from incoming swells of the outer sea by the fort wall - the reef. The only coral islands of India, they are the gradual collection of calcium from the water by corals and their turning into reefs. The main occupation of the people is fishing, coconut cultivation, sea faring and coir twisting. Tourism is an emerging industry with a lot of scope.
The Lakshadweep islands are well connected by sea and air. Agatti and Bangaram can be reached by air, while the others can be reached by ship from Cochin. The ships offer good accommodation, snack bars, entertainment lounge, Doctor on call etc.

There are plenty of opportunities for Scuba diving, Yachting, Pedal boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Snorkeling and sunbathing. There are various leisure tours and Sea/Lagoon based tours. You can also visit local houses, the Marine museum, the Light House and a few local industries.

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