Top 12 Places to visit in Lakshadweep

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Best things to do in Lakshadweep and sightseeing in Lakshadweep

Laccadive Sea (also known as Lakshadweep Sea) is home to a number of islands, collectively known as Lakshadweep. Falling under the category of a union territory, it is administered by the Indian government. Over the years it has developed its infrastructure and today attracts a large number of tourists with its lavish accommodations. The islands are a package in itself, even though only 10 of them are inhabited. The best places to visit in Lakshadweep are Minicoy Island, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Ujra Mosque and Bangaram. The sea around endows the visitors here with a lucrative view as well. There is a generous number of coral reefs around as well, supporting the life of almost 105 marine species. The food here is the freshest it gets, and being big on coconut cultivation, the island will never let you go thirsty. All in all, the entire city is rich in natural assets, and has served as an entertaining vacation destination over the years

Minicoy Island - Lakshadweep

Crescent shaped, Minicoy Island is the second largest isle of Lakshadweep. With one of the most superlative lagoons in its possession, it is surrounded all around by beautiful villages named ‘Avah’. The island certainly earns its position in the list of the best places to visit in Lakshadweep. Fishing is a popular sport and men and women are seen flocking to the nearest water body every time there is a high tide.Tuna fishing is an adventure in itself and if you get lucky there is a chance you might catch a game on play.You ought to check out the view tower that offers a serene view of the surrounding around, loaded with coconut trees and sand beaches.
Under the tour option I checked I had place for accommodation only in the cruiser ship that does take tourists to these Islands once a week. Complete stay in the ship made it extremely special.
Souparna Chakraborty

228 Followers, 1 Reviews


We got on a flight from Kochi to Minicoy covering 398 km. It is a crescent shaped island and has one of the largest lagoons in the region. The island has beautifully arranged villages. They are known as ‘Avah’. As and when we got time, we went down to the fishing boats to catch some locals in their daily activities. Whether it is their boats or houses the locals surely have a penchant for colors in it all. If in luck, you may also catch a boat race at one of the villages. Roam through the villages and get acquainted with their culture. The island is ideal for tuna fishing. A major attraction of Minicoy is the Lighthouse built by the Britishers in 1885. With a scenic surrounding of coconut trees and white sand, this tower offers you a great vista of Virgin Island, Lakshadweep Island and Arabian Sea from the top. There are cottages on the island for the stay of the tourists.
Riya Poojary

757 Followers, 71 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Boat racing, explore lighthouse, seafood, luxury cottages, relax.
Open Hours
September to May.
Budget
4000-10,000/-

Kadmat Island - Lakshadweep

Right in the lap of nature lay Kadmat Island. Just 150 kms away from Kalpeni, the clear waters surrounding the isle is enough to keep you captivated all day all night long.Water sports are so abundant by the beach that it will eventually leave you tossing to come to a decision. The island is big on landscape and scenery, just as the water below is brewing with marine life. Reefs are one of the many places to discover here. Winds blow strong, creating a typical sound against the waves. The rhythm that follows is one that should not be missed.Kadmat Island is one of the best places to visit in Lakshadweep.The 8 kms long atoll will make a great time come out of your vacation here. Magnificent with lime stones, it is in the news for the sandy beaches and the sea banks ideal for sunbath. An entire universe altogether, the island is a right site to vanish tofrom your mundane life.
To reach here you have to take a cruise or boat from Agatti Island and in your journey you are guaranteed to have the breathtaking view of the vast sand banks and several uninhabited islands of Lakshdweep. Get yourself one of the tourists huts in the coconut groves in the beach facing the lagoon. If you and your partner love adventure and want to have the gorgeous view of colourful fishes and lush corals reefs then you can go for snorkelling or scuba diving. Parasailing and wind surfing are also very popular sports here or you can just lie on the hammock, sip fresh coconut waters and relax in each other’s arms.
Swati Sharma

28 Followers, 7 Reviews


With just 150 km away from Kalpeni, Kadmat is purely to quench your desire of spending a whole day in the captivating waters. We reached her early in the morning, catching a glorious sunrise on our way. There are so many water related activities available that you will be confused where to even begin. There are many resorts offering these services. Though the island has stunning landscape, we decided to start our day here by exploring the sublime life underwater by scuba diving. It is the best way to discover the diverse marine life. There are snorkeling trips organized to nearby island reefs. But since we had already done that we decided to go sailing. It is such a fun activity! The water lapping against the hull and the strong winds creating a rhythm, this should not be missed.
Riya Poojary

757 Followers, 71 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Catch sunrise, go sailing, try snorkeling, underwater scuba diving, coconut water
Open Hours
October to April.
Budget
Starts at 17,000/-

Kalpeni - Lakshadweep

Only 2800 m long, you can take cover the entire island in a short walk and brag about it to your friends back home. If you are a tuna lover, Kalpeni is the best place to visit in Lakshadweep for you. Much like most islands in the area, it is equipped with a lighthouse too, which has three white flashes that cover a stunning distance of 33.33 km with every flash in 20 seconds. The island bears striking resemblance to the Maldives, and can be rightly called a ‘blue lagoon’. A distinguishingattribute of Kalpeni atoll is the remains of coral debris running along the shorelines of the Southern and South Eastern area. The clean waters allow a clear view of what lies inside the waters, thus making your imagination perk up to a whole new level.
Kalpeni is known for its scenic beauty with the small islets called Tilakkam & Pitti and an uninhabited island on the north called Cheriyam. A huge shallow lagoon encloses all of them. A peculiar feature of Kalpeni atoll is the huge storm bank of coral debris along the eastern & southeastern shoreline. The clean white sand of the beaches, crystal clear waters of the lagoon and coral reefs fringing the shoreline makes it an ideal venue for swimming, snorkeling and water sports.
Rutavi Mehta

245 Followers, 4 Reviews


The island is very small and you can literally walk from one end to the other. There are a few food options available, but tuna is in plenty here. With black and white bands on the concrete tower, the Lighthouse sure attracts many visitors. This lighthouse has three white flashes. It covers 33.33 km when it flashes every 20 seconds. Visit the Moideen Juma Mosque here. There are lovely snorkeling sites available. After lunch, spend some time watching the native folk dance. By late afternoon, we even went kayaking. You don't see much high waves here so a quick dip is also a good idea. The island has plenty of coral to see. It is almost 200 km away from Minicoy. With beautiful lagoon, crystal clear white sands and untainted rich blue waters, you may for a second believe that you are actually in the Maldives!
Riya Poojary

757 Followers, 71 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Visit Moideen Juma Mosque, islets of Tilakkam, Cheriyam and Pitti, coral reefs. Witness native folk dance, try swimming, diving, kayaking, snorkeling.
Open Hours
November to March.
Budget
500/-- 1000/-

Kavaratti - Lakshadweep

Most tourists find escapade from their monotonous life at the island of Kavaratti, located amidst the blue. White sand beaches and clear waves define this place, which is often preferred by vacationers who travel to beaches to tan. Lined up here are mosques with defining architecture and concrete constructions. Offering adelightful time at island are plenty of water sports available for the adventure buffs- making it an ideal vacation spot among the best places to visit in Lakshadweep.If swimming pleases you, don’t forget to take a quick bath at the calm lagoon.
The island has pristine white sand beaches, favored by tourists for sun bathing. The calm lagoons on Kavaratti island are ideal for water sports and swimming. The Island also has govt resort so you can go ahead and change after swim and scuba diving as well.
Rutavi Mehta

245 Followers, 4 Reviews


With barely at a distance of 75 km. It has many mosques with beautiful architecture. In the afternoon we visited the Marine Aquarium and I would say this is a must visit aquarium where you will see sharks. There are octopuses and sea cucumbers along with the corals and distinct seashells. We spent the late afternoon jet skiing. With a heavenly lagoon, there are plenty of water sports available for the enthusiasts.
Riya Poojary

757 Followers, 71 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Discover marine aquarium, reefs, seashells. Try jet skiing
Open Hours
Anytime except March to May.
Budget
14000/- to 20,000/- for 2 days.

Minicoy - Lakshadweep

Crescent shaped, Minicoy Island is the second largest isle of Lakshadweep. With one of the most superlative lagoons in its possession, it is surrounded all around by beautiful villages named ‘Avah’. The island certainly earns its position in the list of the best places to visit in Lakshadweep. Fishing is a popular sport and men and women are seen flocking to the nearest water body every time there is a high tide.Tuna fishing is an adventure in itself and if you get lucky there is a chance you might catch a game on play.You ought to check out the view tower that offers a serene view of the surrounding around, loaded with coconut trees and sand beaches.
It is the southern most island in Lakshadweep, crescent shaped and has one of the largest lagoons.Each village has a village house beautifully decorated and maintained. Mahl is the spoken language. Minicoy is an important centre of tuna fishing.The Light house of the island is one of the oldest and was constructed in 1885. You will be taken to the villages, the light house and for a long drive through dense coconut groves and winding village roads.The beaches have bathing huts and change rooms; so swim and beach walk, Pedal boat, Kayak and Sail.
Rutavi Mehta

245 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to May.
Things to do
Boat racing, explore lighthouse, seafood, luxury cottages, relax.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
4000-10,000/-

Juma Masjid - Lakshadweep

It doesn’t come as a surprise that one of the best places to visit in Lakshadweep is a mosque. Sited on the highly Muslim dominated island of Minicoy, it holds both historic and religious significance.Known to have been build during the medieval ages, the artifacts are worth millions.Not only are they rare, but also well-maintained by the locals here. The ‘RaiHilai’, is what is thought of to be an ancient stone anchor remainsthat still lies preserved in the mosque even after all these years. Story goes that an Arab merchant dreamt of Allah asking him to spread his religion and he set on his journey. On the way, his ship wrecked and he brought the remains to build up the majestic masterpiece. Covered with Mangalore tiles, the roof of the mosque will take you to Kerela with its structural design. So, if you are the religious kind with a love for worship abodes, you will surely have the time of your life here.
Lakshadweep is Muslim dominated and hence mosques are a huge attraction here. Juma Masjid is located in the Minicoy Island. It is not just of religious but also of historic importance. It is said to have been constructed during the medieval period. It's also home to a rich collection of rare artifacts. The Rai Hilai is still preserved in the mosque and is believed to be the remains of an ancient stone anchor.
Riya Poojary

757 Followers, 71 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Admire interiors, take photographs.
Open Hours
October to March
Budget
N/A

Agatti - Lakshadweep

If you’re a single lady looking for an exotic experience with a potential for new friends, head to Agati. The island is surrounded by scenic beauty and many fun loving tourists.
Nandan Priyadarshi

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Agatti Island - Lakshadweep

Lying on the wombs of the blue sea is Agatti Island- approximately 68 kms from Kavaratti and 320 kms off the coast of India. The ride here is mesmerizing and you can expect to see everything from fishesto crabs and floating reefs all through the way. Blessed with biodiversity, the 5.6 kms long island is rich on a long-ranging flora and fauna. Being the only island with an airport is what makes Agatti one of the best places to visit in Lakshadweep. Try hiring a travel guide to visit the island else half the history of the place gets left behind. Time runs slow here, making you enjoy your solitude and time away from the regular din fruitful. Adventures unravel here, and if you are looking for an unusual vacation, you can blindly trust the scenic beauty of this isle. Sea turtles, multi colored fishes and corals are abundant here, so don’t forget to pack your camera for your trip.
This was the last stop before we took a flight back to Kochi. This is roughly 60 km from Kavaratti. It stands out for the large clear lagoon it wombs. With a glass bottomed boat, we were able to see fishes, crabs, floating reefs, etc. It is a delightful sight! Boats to go into the lagoon are found in the jetty on the island.
Riya Poojary

757 Followers, 71 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Try glass bottomed boat, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling, bicycling.
Open Hours
November to January
Budget
Starting from 15000/- for 2 days.

Bangaram - Lakshadweep

Mostly deserted, Bangaram is an island for the exploration enthusiasts. There is no better location for a vacation with the view of the crystal clear reefs and white sands. Occasional humming of the birds will soothe you beyond words. With crabs scurrying all around the beach, you can expect fishes in the water as well. Indeed, Bangaram Island is high on picturesque beauty and known for its colourful boats and sky-high coconut trees. Filled with natural scenery, the island is home to fauna of all sorts from Asian dolphins to frogfish, octopuses to turtles and even eels. Tropical fishes like clown fish and snappers will catch you by surprise every now and then.You can choose this spot among the best places to visit in Lakshadweep to relax and unwind, with no one to poke you around.
Bangaram is just 150 km from Kadmat Island. Bangaram island is uninhabited. We took this day off to only relax. And we couldn't have asked for a better location. A breathtaking spectacle of sparkling coral reefs made it perfect for long strolls. This is an ideal place for unhurried life. We simply lazed on the beach on the sands, seeing the palm trees sway to the tunes of the wind. A good book accompanied by the soulful melodies of the crashing waves and the birds above and occasionally watching the hermit crabs scurrying is the only way to describe my trip to Bangaram Island.
Riya Poojary

757 Followers, 71 Reviews


Best time to visit
NA
Things to do
Undertake wind surfing, catamaran sailing, riding, scuba diving, sea kayaks.
Open Hours
December to April
Budget
10,000/-- 20,000/- for 2 days.

Bangaram Island Resort - Lakshadweep

Mostly deserted, Bangaram is an island for the exploration enthusiasts. There is no better location for a vacation with the view of the crystal clear reefs and white sands. Occasional humming of the birds will soothe you beyond words. With crabs scurrying all around the beach, you can expect fishes in the water as well. Indeed, Bangaram Island is high on picturesque beauty and known for its colourful boats and sky-high coconut trees. Filled with natural scenery, the island is home to fauna of all sorts from Asian dolphins to frogfish, octopuses to turtles and even eels. Tropical fishes like clown fish and snappers will catch you by surprise every now and then.You can choose this spot among the best places to visit in Lakshadweep to relax and unwind, with no one to poke you around.
take the pleasure of scuba diving with the professional trainers in the open sea and explore a new world of marine life.. besides stay in Tents at the beach is an awesome experience
Avneesh Kumar

110 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
December to April
Things to do
Undertake wind surfing, catamaran sailing, riding, scuba diving, sea kayaks.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
10,000/-- 20,000/- for 2 days.

Ujra Mosque - Lakshadweep

Deemed as the most significant pilgrimage site, there is no way for Ujra Mosque to be absent from the best places to visit in Lakshadweep. Based in Kavaratti, the mosque stands out because of its wooden architecture of the pillars and ceilings as well as the majestic structure alongside.Dating back to the 17th century, the prayer hall of the mosque is ground to the grave of Muhammad Sheikh. Located in the South Eastern part of the island, it is not like the usual dome shaped constructions. This is probably what makes people all over India flock down here, and admire at the beauty of the detailed interiors. Expect to be pleased from all aspects, when you start on your session around the mosque, which approximately takes about an hour after commence.
We started the day in Kavaratti visiting the Urja mosque. The wooden architecture of the pillars and ceilings stand out because of its majestic structure. It was built in the 17th century by Qasim Muhammad Sheikh. The prayer hall of the mosque holds the grave of Muhammad Sheikh. It is an important pilgrimage spot in Kavaratti.
Riya Poojary

757 Followers, 71 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Carry own food and water
Open Hours
October to February
Budget
Free entry

Kadmat Beach Resort - Lakshadweep

Right in the lap of nature lay Kadmat Island. Just 150 kms away from Kalpeni, the clear waters surrounding the isle is enough to keep you captivated all day all night long.Water sports are so abundant by the beach that it will eventually leave you tossing to come to a decision. The island is big on landscape and scenery, just as the water below is brewing with marine life. Reefs are one of the many places to discover here. Winds blow strong, creating a typical sound against the waves. The rhythm that follows is one that should not be missed.Kadmat Island is one of the best places to visit in Lakshadweep.The 8 kms long atoll will make a great time come out of your vacation here. Magnificent with lime stones, it is in the news for the sandy beaches and the sea banks ideal for sunbath. An entire universe altogether, the island is a right site to vanish tofrom your mundane life.
one of the best beach resort in India... nice people nice beaches and best hospitality
Avneesh Kumar

110 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to April.
Things to do
Catch sunrise, go sailing, try snorkeling, underwater scuba diving, coconut water
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Starts at 17,000/-

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