Call it a tropical paradise or the finest coral island; adjectives are never overplayed when describing the spectacular islands of Lakshadweep! Scattered along the vast Arabian Sea, these ‘crystal embellishments’ owe their origin to volcanoes, which we thought could only be disruptive. Anyone can feel in high spirits when in these emerald islands that put on show numerous white-sand beaches, frothy brooks and lush green vegetation. Laze around the sun drenched coastlines or explore a coral reef but escaping the random waves that rob the shore, or for a change disappear into the thick dramatic greenery!
A coral island chain of 36 islands, Lakshadweep is perhaps the only one of its kind spared in the country. Can it be the intricacy of geography that only 10 of these island groups are currently inhabited! Locked by lagoons these isles depict that portion of the globe where human interference is minimal and where little has changed.
Anchored about 155-261 nautical miles from Kochi, Kerala, Lakshadweep islands are accessible only by water or air. Though it was recently that tourism gained acceleration here, these islands have by now gained tourist preference; five islands are open to domestic tourism and two reserved for international visitors.