India Places


Information on Lakshadweep,India


Area :32 square kilometers.
Capital :Kavaratti
Population :60,595
Language :Malayalam is the main language, but the southernmost island of Minicoy speaks Mahl, which is also spoken in the neighbouring Maldives.
Economy :Fishing and coir production are the main economic activities.
Six of the islands :Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Kadmat, Minicoy, Cheriyam and Thinakara are open to Indian tourists only. Bangaram, an uninhabited island, is open to both Indian and foreign tourists.
Monsoon : Mid May to mid September. During the monsoon, the islands are closed to tourists.
Prohibition : In force on all the islands except Bangaram.
How to go :

By Air : Alliance Air connects Agatti in Lakshadweep with Kochi.

By Rail : Kochi is the nearest railhead to Lakshadweep

By Sea : Regular package tours by ship are organised for Indian tourists from Cochin, by SPORTS, These packages are organised only during season.