Information on lakshadweep islands, India

lakshadweep islands

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 islands with Kochi.
  • By Rail: Kochi is the nearest railhead to lakshadweep islands
  • By Sea: Regular package tours by ship are organised for Indian tourists from Cochin, by SPORTS, These packages are organised only during the season.

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