Here’s a list of unexpectedly amazing things you can do in Lakshadweep

Hopefully super soon, Lakshadweep’s Minicoy Island will have an airport of its own, making travelling to this island a reality.

Lakshadweep is located off the Kerala coast in the Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep literally means one lakh islands. The smallest union territory of India is a tropical archipelago of about 36 islands with 12 atolls, three reefs and five submerged banks.

Lakshadweep can only be visited on a pre-arranged package trip and everybody, Indian or otherwise, requires a special permit – the easiest way to acquire which is to book a package tour through the government’s tour operator, sports, or take help from the hotel and let it arrange and  sort it out for you.

The best time to visit Lakshadweep is from October to mid-May. From mid-May to September, it is rainy. Though, resorts in Lakshadweep are open throughout the year, reaching there by ship is difficult during monsoon. So, its the right time to book your tickets!

  • Scuba diving 

Lakshadweep offers a wealth of relatively untouched dive sites in the world. Coral gardens, slopes, walls, over hangs, soft coral and ship wrecks are some of the features of diving at this exotic destination. The instructors are very well trained that can speak bilingually.

  • Boat trips 

Take a walk on these idyllic islands, interact with the locals and frolic in the warm waters of the Arabian Sea. Island hoping is indeed the best way to be mesmerized by the beauty of this island, especially with the help of boat trips.

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  • Stunning beaches

Lie back and enjoy the unforgettable scenery of Lakshadweep’s poster beaches. Even during night, enjoy the starlit skies from these views and views like these are definitely ones that you’ll always remember.

  • Attend a folk dance festival 

The Lava Dance: A popular dance of Minicoy Island that is performed on festive occasions, by people wearing multi-coloured costumes and to the tune of drums.

Kolkali Dance: A stick dance, which is performed only by men in pairs using sticks. The dancers move in circles following the rhythm produced by the tempo, which increases as it progresses.

These dances have a language of their own and you will definitely remember them for the amount of effort they put in.

  • Savour the local dishes

The local food of the island has a major Kerala influence in its cuisine, so the primary ingredients in most of the dishes, include coconut and rice. Once in Lakshadweep, you cannot escape the aroma of tempting traditional dishes, such as octopus fry, appams and tuna cooked with a special tang of coconut flavour.

So, when are you heading to this holiday?

Do share your experiences with us.

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