Lakshadweep, literally means "an island built with hundred thousands of Small Island", is located to the most south west part on the Arabian Sea. It is the smallest Union Territory in India with an area of 32 sq km. It previously called as Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands. Its neighboring state Kerala is placed average 250 km away on Malabar Coast. According to the census 2011 of India 64,429 people reside here.
Lakshadweep is the one of the world's most beautiful snow white coral sands island systems. This island is divided into three groups namely Amindivi group islands, Laccadive group islands and Minicoy group Islands. These three groups contain thirty-six small islands among them Kavaratti Island is most important with the administrative headquarter Kavaratti city. Some other major islands of Lakshadweep are Agatti, Amini, Andrott, Bitra, Chetlat, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Kiltan and Minicoy Island. Above mention islands are inhabited but rest islands are unoccupied. Read more...
Usually the climate of Lakshadweep is pleasant throughout the year. There is quite difference between the weather season of summer and winter. May is the hottest month with an average temperature of 30°C and January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 22°C. annual average rainfalls about 165 cm and cool pleasure sea breeze is very common throughout the year in the territory.
Summer season continue from April to mid-July and temperature varies from 22°C to 36°C. Winter season continue from December to February and temperature varies from 20°C to 30°C. Monsoon season continue from July to October and the average rainfalls during the season is 1650 mm.
Language and Religions: The people of Lakshadweep mainly use Malayalam language (more over 80% of total population) as their spoken dialect some other important languages of the territory are Jeseri, English and Mahl. English is accepted as primary official language of Lakshadweep. The people of the territory mainly follow the Islam (more over 90% of total population) and a little percentage follow Hinduism and Christianity.
Festivals in Lakshadweep: Near about 90% of total population in Lakshadweep belongs to Muslim religion. Usually the common people of the Union Territory celebrate several religious festivals throughout the year. Some popular festivals of Lakshadweep are Id-Ul-Fitr, Bakra Eid, Milad-Ul-Nabi and Muharram.