Densely covered with coconut palms, each island floats serenely in sea whose waters range from turquoise to saphire blue. These islands are believed to have been formed as the result of coral activity and these corals thrive only in clear water of temperature 23 to 33o C.
Most of the islands have on their western side a lagoon enclosed by a coral reef. The lagoon runs through the entire length of the island and differs in width and depth.
The islands together have a shore length of 132 kms. The coral reef, like a boundary wall protects the lagoon from rough sea. As a result the water of the lagoon is calm and serene within the periphery beyond which the pale blue turns into deep blue due to the depth. Lakshadweep Islands have a total lagoon area of 4200 sq. kms., 20,000 sq. kms. of territorial waters and over 400.000 sq. kms. of economic zone. In this respect, Lakshadweep is one of the largest territories of our nation
This charming isolated destination has only 10 of its islands inhabited. They are Minicoy, Andrott, Kavaratti, Kadmat, Agatti, Amini, Kalpeni, Kiltan, Chetlat and Bitra studded in the blue water of the Arabian sea unfolds another world in itself. The marine wealth of these islands is quite vivid and varied. There are about 120 coral species distributed in 40 types. In the case of fish there are about 110 types of which ‘Tuna’ constitutes the major share.
Water sports facilities like swimming, Rafting, snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing, water skiing, yachting, catamaran sailing, deep sea fishing and scuba diving are available in the islands. The tourism attractions in the islands are essentially restricted to their magnificent lagoons, sylvan sea shores, miles of sun drenched sand and the enchantment of swaying palms..... More
|The massive derecognition of 25 travel agents of Sports|
The massive derecognition of 25 approved travel agents of 'Sports', from its only 39 authorized agents, sounds completely strange and heightened suspicions of foul play lurking in the Sports. The PIO of Sports is therefore liable to explain the reasons for their withdrawal of 25 approved travel agents in a single year. Read full text: The massive derecognition of 25 approved travel agents of Sports, RTI Appeal to Lakshadweep Tourism 'Appeal Filed under RTI, before the Appellate authority, Lakshadweep Tourism, Kavaratti, Lakshadweep. Let´s Share
|Any complaint against Lakshadweep Tourism? Let the fact speaks for itself!|
Instances were many in the recent past where the enthusiastic tourists to the Lakshadweep Islands were put to untold miseries and strain during the course of their trip to this exotic islands of the Lakshadwep. Such problems arose due to the sudden cancellation of the ship booking, non-availability due to over-booking, the irregular ferry service between the islands, irresponsible service pattern of the SPORTS management etc... Full Text
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