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Lakshadweep - The Destination
  

Travel to Lakshwadeep Islands

Soft beaches and plenty of sun, lush green landscape and beautiful beaches—welcome to the emerald islands of Lakshadweep. Surrounded by varying hues of translucent blue, each of these 35 islands is fringed by snow-white coral sands. A huge shallow calm lagoon on one side separates the islands from the incoming tides of the outer sea by the fort wall-reef made of massive coral boulders and live corals. The only coral islands of our country, is the result of gradual assimilation of calcium from the water by corals and their turning into reefs .  What  greets  the eyes  at  first  is  the  lush  green  colour that

gracious tall palm trees paint. Undoubtedly, coconut is the only commercial crop. Deep green shrubs known locally as Kanni, Cholam, Chovak, Punna and Cheerani characteristically border the base of coconut palms.

Of the 35 islands, only 10 stand inhabited, namely Agatti, Amini, Andrott, Bitra, Chetlat, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kiltan and Minicoy. The island of Kavaratti is the most developed of the islands with the highest percentage of non-islanders as residents. Fifty-two mosques are spread out over the island, the most beautiful being the Ujra mosque. A well, within its precincts, is believed to contain water of curative powers. The Ujra mosque has an ornately carved ceiling, said to have been carved from a piece of driftwood. Kavaratti also has an aquarium with several colorful species of fish.

Minicoy is a large island in the Lakshadweep group of islands that lies close to Maldives. While at Minicoy you must visit the Tuna Canning Factory, the lighthouse, 48.13 mts high built by the British way back in 1885 and enjoy the performance of the traditional Lava Dance.

All in all, this magical destination awaits anyone who needs to get away from the madness and frenzy of mundane life.

Lakshadweep - Facts at a Glance

State : Union Territory of Lakshadweep
Area : 32 sq kms
Temperature : 25 C – 35 C (Summer)
20 C – 32 C (Winter)
Rainfall : 1640 mm
Altitude : 12 meters
Language : Malayalam, Mahl, English
Best Season : November - March


History of Lakshadweep


Not much is known of the early history of Lakshadweep. However, enough evidence exists to piece together a history of the islands from the 7th century. The population was converted to Islam under the influence of Hazrat Ubaidullah who set off from Mecca after Prophet Mohammed appeared to him in a dream, commanding him to leave for distant shores to propagate Islam. There was a shipwreck and after drifting on a plank of wood, he reached the island of Amini where his mission met with fierce opposition. After much struggle he was successful in achieving his aim and now the people of Lakshadweep follow Islam. Traces of the old culture still linger. Despite the influence of Islam, a caste system still prevails based on occupation- landowners, sailors and cultivators. Although Madarsas in all the islands impart religious instruction to school going children, many individuals bear two names.
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