60 595
32 km²
Malayalam, Mahl

Time to visit
All year round
Climate (°C)
Summer from 35 to 22
Winter between 32 to 20
Map Location


The smallest Union Territory of India. Lakshadweep is an archipelago consisting of 12 atolls, three reefs and five underwater banks. It covers an area of 32 Sq.Km. Is has 10 inhabited and 17 uninhabited islands. 4 newly formed islands and 5 underwater reefs. The inhabited islands are Kavaratti, Agatti, Amini, Kadmat, Kiltan, Chetlat, Bitra, Andrott, Kalpeni and Minicoy. Bitra is the smallest of all having only a population of 225 persons. The main occupation of the people is fishing, coconut cultivation and coir twisting.

How to get here

Indian Airlines flies from Cochin to Agatti island.

There is also a ship service, that takes 20 hours to reach Lakshadweep from Kochi.

Places to visit

Minicoy - Bangaram - Diving

.: Minicoy
Is the island closest to the Maldives. Minicoy has a very different culture from any of the other islands, dress, language and food is all different.

The ultimate exotic diving location !

.: Bangaram A beautiful island encircled by white sand. Bangaram is surrounded by a large and safe lagoon with calm water. It has amazing coral formations, including black coral and a large variety of coral fish. There is also a diving school here.

.: Diving
Popular dive spots off Bangaram include Manta Point and the wreck of the Princess Royal which sunk 200 years ago. Manta rays, eagle rays, moray eels and hawkbill turtles are common. Manta Rays are mostly seen from October to December, when they come to feed at Manta Point.