Lakshadweep is only one coral island chain in India. There have some restrictions to visit the territory and you must have to collect a permit from the Administration of the territory. According to the current Alcohol laws of India, consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted in the territory except Bangaram Island. Tourism brings major revenue for last few years and so, the government actively promoted tourism as a main source of income specially in Bangaram and Kadmat islands. Bangaram is projected as a major destination for international tourism.
The main attractions of the territory are lots of beautiful beaches and clean blue sea water with the facilities of Snorkeling, Water Skiing, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Deep sea fishing, Speed boating, Wind surfing, Glass bottom boat sail, Lagoon Fishing, Water Scooter Ride and Banana Boating. The major destinations of the territory are
Kavaratti Island: Kavaratti, capital city of Lakshadeep, is a destination where youwill fond 52 religious mosques. Among these Ujra mosque is most attractive and these island is an address of several beautiful sea beaches with the marine aquarium of aquatic specimens and facilities of various types of water sports.
Minicoy Island: This is isolated from the main group of islands and lies about two hundreds km south of the northern group. It is 10.6 km long and is the 2nd largest island in Lakshadweep. Minicoy has one of the largest lagoons with a small uninhabited islet Viringili on its southern side and it renowned for its tradition dance.
Kadmat Island: This is eight kilometer long and only 0.55 km wide at its largest point. Western part of Kadmat Island is ideal for water sports; there is a narrow lagoon on the east. The main attractions are the long sandy beaches and sand banks on the southern tip.
Some other important destination island of Lakshadeep are Agatti Island one of the most beautiful lagoons in Lakshadweep and an airport is built here, Bangaram a small island close to Agatti and Kavaratti Island, Kalpeni Island along with 2 small islets of Tilakkam and Pitti and the uninhabited island of Cheriyam in the north form a single atoll.
Travel by Ships: If you planned to go Lakshadweep by waterways then you have to reach at Kerala first. After that you can travel for Lakshadweep by a ship. Lots of passenger ships are avaiable from Kerala (Kochin) to the territory. Some important ships of this root are M.V Tipu Sultan, M.V Bharat Seema, M.V Minicoy, M.V. Amindivi, M.V Kavaratti and M.V Arabian Sea.
Travel by Air: If you planned to go Lakshadweep by airway then the airports of Agatti would be suitable to you. Regular flights (Air India and Kingfisher Red flights) are available from Lakshadweep to neighboring state Kerala Helicopter services also available here.
There is a table of approximate distance between Kavaratti (capital Town of Lakshadweep) to other major cities of India. These table data will provides you an idea of road distance in the scale of Kilometer (km) from Kavaratti to rest part of India.
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