Pristine clean water and endless lagoons make Lakshadweep a perfect destination for vacation. The meaning of Lakshadweep is “one hundred thousand islands” in Sanskrit, and all these islands are a result of various coral activities from millions of years. Housing a string of 36 atolls blessed with white sands, allure waters, dancing palm trees and cool breeze, Lakshadweep is a perfect destination to unwind. This tropical haven lures streams of travellers every year seeking some moments of peace and solitude.

People, Heritage & Culture
Although appearing as a tiny island, Lakshadweep houses diversity of life with numerous tribes residing together. Some of the prominent tribes residing here include Aminidivi, Koyas, Malmis and Malacheris. Each tribe reflects its own culture and tradition, making Lakshadweep a multihued colourful destination. The majority of population here includes Muslims. The official language spoken here is Malayalam, with few locals speaking Urdu, Arabic, Persian and Hindi.
The dance and music culture of Lakshadweep is inspired by the culture of Islam. The most popular dance forms here are Kolkali, Parichakali and Lava.

Lakshadweep is jeweled with beautiful islands. Lakshadweep houses more than its share of beaches and each has its own charm. Kavaratti Island is the perfect escape for those seeking a tranquil vacation away from all the chaos. Kalpeni Island is another gem famous among those seeking solitude. The ancient capital of Lakshadweep, Minicoy Islands was named Malikau by the Arabian Traders. Today, it houses some spectacular beaches. In addition to this, Agatti Island, Bangaram Atoll and Kadmat are some other picks that make Lakshadweep a perfect destination for the lovers of sun, sea and sand.

It is the perfect place to indulge in some serious adventure. You can enjoy snorkeling in the shallow waters of Bangaram Island, and explore the breathtaking underwater world with beautiful marine and multi colour coral reefs by indulging in scuba diving. Surfing is another activity that gives immense pleasure to the visitors who are willing to experience the thrill.

Lakshadweep is the perfect destination for wildlife lovers. The island is home to various beautiful creatures residing peacefully in the natural surroundings, be it flora or fauna. The flora of Lakshadweep is spectacular with the most unique plant varieties including Banana, colocasia, Drumsticks, bread-fruit and jack fruit. Coconut is the most popular among the locals used in almost every cuisine cooked here.
The fauna in Lakshadweep consists of a vibrant marine life. Skip jack, yellow fin, rainbow fish and King Fish are the most common fish found in the waters of Lakshadweep islands.

Shopping in Lakshadweep is fun. Travellers love to explore the wonderful souvenirs sold at flea markets at the beaches. The sights of chunky jewellery, ornamental stuff and utility items selling at the vibrant markets are beautiful. Packaged food is also popular among locals and travellers alike. Travellers can buy tinned tuna, curried canned fish and biscuits, which are quite a rage among the locals.

The majority of local dishes of Lakshadweep are inspired from Kerala. For the lover of sea-food, the island is a blessing. The locals love to eat sea fish cooked in coconut. The restaurants here serve almost everything from sea weed to crab.

Best time to Visit Lakshadweep 
The best time to visit Lakshadweep is from September to May when the weather is pleasant enough to relish sports activities. Travellers can also plan their holidays during the summer season (March to May). The months of Monsoon (June to August) can be difficult for the holidaymakers due to excessive rainfall.

How to Reach Lakshadweep 
By Air - Agatti Aerodrome is the main airport of Lakshadweep (domestic as well as international), and is well linked by regular flights to Kochi
By Sea - Lakshadweep Administration also organises few passenger ships sailing from Kochi to Lakshadweep.

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