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About Lakshadweep Island

A visit to the islands of Lakshadweep, a Union Territory of India, promises an exotic holiday for honeymooners, adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers and families as well as kids. Tranquil lagoons, turquoise blue water and the purely serene environment make Lakshadweep stand apart from all other beach or adventure sports destinations. Located along the Malabar Coast, Lakshadweep is a group of 36 islands. Of all these islands, only ten have human population on them. In terms of ecology and culture, Lakshadweep occupies a prominent position in the list of holiday destinations. The group of islands experiences a tropical climate.

Major Islands
Though Lakshadweep is a group of 36 islands, not all of them are inhabited. The islands that are inhabited include Agatti, Amini, Andrott, Bitra, Chetlat, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kiltan and Minicoy. The administrative headquarters of Lakshadweep is located at Kavaratti. These tiny verdant islands are truly a sight to behold as they remain floating in the vast expanse of the blue sea. Holidaymakers mostly flock to islands like Agatti, Bangaram, Minicoy and Kadmat.

Adventure/ Water Sports
Lakshadweep happens to be a real delight for water sports lovers. Scuba diving, parasailing, water skiing, kayaking are the most indulged in adventure sports at the islands. The Kadmath Institute of Water Sports has all the facilities in store to let water sports lover enjoy their holiday to the most. The institute offers superior quality water sports gear of international standards. Whether you are looking for glass-bottom boats, rowing boats, motor boats or other sports gear for para sailing, scuba diving and water skiing, the institute has all these available on hire. Popular water sports destinations in Lakshadweep include Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Kadmath and Minicoy.

Deep sea fishing, pedal boating and yachting are also a major draw for tourists arriving in Lakshadweep. The Scuba Diving Centre (located at Kadmat) and Dolphin Dive Centre (located at Kavaratti) provide abundant facilities for water sports lovers.

Tourism Promotion
To conserve the ecosystem and to preserve the culture, the administrative department has taken essential measures. The government has also come up with affordable and quality accommodation to attract more and more travelers to Lakshadweep. Everything has been done so as not to disturb the ecosystem. Close to the island is a passenger liner which serves both as a means of transportation as well as accommodation.

Folk Dance Performances
During your holiday in Lakshadweep, you can also plan to watch live cultural dance performances. The locals of the region have carried the tradition of folk dances with them for years. Ask you travel agent to make arrangements for these folk dance performance during your trip.

Tribal Population
The Union Territory of Lakshadweep is the dwelling place for many tribal communities. Aminidivis, Koyas, Malmis and Malacheris are the major tribes that call the islands of Lakshadweep home. The Aminidivi tribal community is known for creating an exquisite range of art and crafts items. Koyas are mainly those that possess their own land in Lakshadweep. These tribal people earn their livelihood through fishing and agriculture.