Lakshadweep also called as Laccadives gained importance among the seafarers only after arrival of the Portuguese in India. Well known for its finely spun coir it is one of the world’s most spectacular tropical islands, Lakshadweep island is located around 220-240 km off the Malabar Coast (Kerala). As it is close by to Cochin Lakshadweep Tourism support concentrates mostly in and around Cochin. The islands consist of 4200 sq.km. of lagoon rich in marine wealth and thirty six islands in an area of thirty two sq.km. Each island in Lakshadweep is decorated by snow white coral sands. The crystal clear water and the rich marine flora and fauna enhance the mystique of these islands. On the vast blue sea background the Lakshadweep islands look like emeralds. The huge wall like reef bordering the outer side of the shallow lagoons blocks the incoming swells of the sea. It is a large conglomerate of thirty six exotic islands representing a variety of biological species, the beautiful island of Lakshadweep mesmerize the tourist with its fascinating beauty. The capital of Lakshadweep, Kavaratti is blessed by nature. The golden sandy beaches, crystal clear water of the Arabian Sea and the tall coconut trees bordering the shores of the deep blue sea of Kavaratti captures the minds of the tourists. Each island of Lakshadweep, a tiny principality in itself, has existed from time immemorial, with little influence from the outside world. The charm of the Lakshadweep islands lies in their remoteness. Far off the beaten track, they attract hordes of merry makers to its shores. Or perhaps it is the beauty of the islands densely covered with coconut palms, and threaded by an unbroken line of creamy sand. Each island serenely set in a sea whose waters range from palest aquamarine and turquoise to deepest sapphire and lapis lazuli. Blessed with an unparalleled natural beauty, the exotic coral reef island of Lakshadweep is an interesting blend of scenic beauty coupled with modern infrastructural facilities that draw several tourists across the globe. An important tourism hub, the local people of Lakshadweep mainly depend on the traditional industries of fishing, coir making and cultivation of coconut to earn their livelihood. Lakshadweep tourism is all about a mesmerizing journey of the isolated island destination with some of the incredible beaches inviting the tourists for an awesome Lakshadweep vacation.
It is easily accessible by air and sea. Equipped with excellent infrastructural facilities, the coral reef island of Lakshadweep extends a warm welcome to all the visitors. Lakshadweep provides the tourists with a variety of water sports that enables them to explore their latent potentialities and sportsman spirit. The unique thing about Lakshadweep islands is near about hundred tribal communities have made a home on the islands of Lakshadweep. The excellent craftsmanship of these tribal people has made them popular across the globe. Aminidivi, Koyas, Malmis and Malacheris are the chief tribal communities that populate the islands of Lakshadweep. It is believed the first tribe that arrived here is the Aminidivis, named after Amini, the island where they began living. All these tribes have their distinct status in the community. There are many conceptions regarding the formation of the huge archipelago, the Lakshadweep group of Islands. The most widely accepted is the one put forward by Sir Charles Darwin. As per his opinion the base of the islands below the reef is a volcanic formation over which corals settled and formed into fringing reefs. These turned into barrier reefs and later to atolls due to the geological submergence of the volcanic base. By several accounts, the cultural and geographical affinities of Lakshadweep are closely linked to Sri Lanka, Kerala, Maldives and Tamil Nadu. The whole group of islands is one vast coconut garden with hundred trees crowded per acre. All visitors to Lakshadweep Islands require Entry Permit. There are some radiant Lakshadweep travel packages available which offer an unforgettable Lakshadweep vacation.