The word Lakshadweep means ‘a hundred thousand islands’ in Malayalam is the tiniest Union Territory of India lies at Malabar Coast in Kerala with 12 atolls, 3 reefs and 5 submerged banks. There are total 36 islands having an area of 32 Sq.Km. Out of these islands, ten Islands are inhabited namely Agatti, Amini, Andrott, Bitra, Chetlat, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kiltan and Minicoy. Kavaratti is the Administrative Headquarter of Lakshadweep.
These islands look like emeralds in the vast expanse of blue sea. Each island is fringed by snow-white coral sands which marked varying hues of turquoise blue translucent water, shallow, calm lagoon and matchless marine environment with myriad colors resulting in complex interaction of animate and inanimate things. Lakshadweep experiences a tropical climate with the maximum temperature recording 35 degrees centigrade. However, the ideal time to visit is from October to April. Some of the attractive places to visit are Agatti, Bangaram, Minicoy and Kadmat.
The water sports of Lakshadweep offer kayaks, skiing boats, sailing yachts, snorkels, glass-bottomed boats etc. Besides these, there are numerous adventures like swimming, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, pedal boating, sailing, etc. The Scuba Diving Centre and the Dolphin Dive Centre at Kadmat and Kavaratti respectively is a huge draw for water sports enthusiasts.