The coral islands of Lakshadweep
, a total of 36
, of which 10 are inhabited, in recent years have become popular tourist destinations. One of the last places in the world where little has changed, Lakshadweep Isles in the Indian Ocean's. Lakshadweep sea are surrounded by lagoons
and are known for their pristine beauty. Coconut trees abound, the beaches are silver crescents, and the sea is a crystal clear endless blueness. The coral formations underwater form an amazingly colorful garden and the variety of fish that inhabit these waters is truly exotic.
The Lakshadweep archipelago
is located between 155 and 261 nautical miles (287 and 483 km) from Cochin on the mainland. Tourism is restricted to ensure that the delicate environment is not ecologically damaged. Only five islands
are open for tourism
- four to domestic tourists and two for international travelers. Bangram
, the resort for international tourists, is uninhabited. The four islands that are open for domestic tourism are Kavaratti
the administrative capital; Kalpani
with its rich coral and marine life; Kadmat
with its very fine beach; and Minicoy
which has one of the largest lagoons in the archipelago. Agatti
has beautiful lagoons and the airport is located here. Visitors can arrive by ship, enjoy a wide range of water sports, explore marine life & relax
. Tourism here is controlled by the Society for Promotion of Recreational Tourism and Sports (SPORTS).