Information on lakshadweep islands, India
32 square kilometers.
Malayalam is the main language, but the southernmost island of Minicoy speaks Mahl, which is also spoken in the neighbouring Maldives.
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.
Mid May to mid September. During the monsoon, the islands are closed to tourists.
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.