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Exploring Lakshadweep in 2024: Best Time, Top Places, and Must-Do Activities!

By Meeta Shah on Mar 11, 2024

An unexplored gem in the Arabian Sea – Lakshadweep attracts tourists with its picturesque landscapes and pure natural beauty. It is one of the smallest union territories in India, and is home to 36 stunning islands. Lakshadweep Tourism offers an unspoiled and unique destination for those seeking a serene and beautiful holiday. The archipelago features coconut groves, golden beaches with colorful sea life, and crystal-clear waters. 

With laidback vibes, the Lakshadweep tour is ideal if you wish to disconnect from the mundane and calm your senses. A holiday on this beautiful island allows you to slow down and watch the beautiful sunsets on the beach. With its strict rules and regulations and limited accessibility, the island preserves its ecological balance. Due to this, it offers an environmentally conscious and exclusive holiday experience like no other place. Whether you are looking for some adventure or a peaceful honeymoon, Lakshadweep tour packages cater to a range of tourists. The rich cultures of the islands add an exclusive charm to the entire experience. It is a place where not many people go for vacations, so it’s still very untouched and peaceful. You will feel refreshed as it’s not crowded like other tourist spots.

Best Time to Visit Lakshadweep

You can travel to Lakshadweep Island any time of the year, as the resorts on the islands are open. But, if you visit during monsoon, it can be challenging as you cannot enjoy the numerous activities on the island. The monsoon season is from June to August. The summer season is from March to May with temperatures ranging from 22°C to 33°C. It is the ultimate time to enjoy water sports and the numerous beaches on the island. Comparatively, the winter season is the best season to visit Lakshadweep. It spans from September to February. This is the peak tourist season with a heavy influx of visitors. The weather during this season is divine, wherein you can enjoy all the sightseeing spots and numerous beaches. Winter is the best time to visit Lakshadweep to indulge in water sports and relax on the beaches. 

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How to reach Lakshadweep

To visit Lakshadweep you have two choices- either by air or by waterway – ship. By air, you can travel to Lakshadweep via Kochi only. So to reach Lakshadweep you have to book your flights to Kochi and then from Kochi to Agatti Island. Indian Airlines operates flights to Lakshadweep six days a week. The flight duration from Kochi to Agatti Island is around one and a half hours. Once you reach Agatti Island, you can visit other islands by boat. Alternatively, you can also travel to Lakshadweep by sea. There are around seven ship companies that take you to Lakshadweep from several ports in India like – Mumbai, Kochi, Vishakhapatnam, and Chennai. This sea journey takes around 20 hours to reach the island. There are different stay options on these ships. They also include various forms of entertainment and amenities. Book your Lakshadweep holiday packages with either of these modes of transportation.

Places to visit in Lakshadweep

If you love pristine blue waters and untouched beaches, there are many tourist places in Lakshadweep to explore and enjoy. The island features brilliant coral reefs and beautiful blue lagoons. Lakshadweep Tourism offers a variety of places to explore. Experience the vibrant aquatic world by scuba diving or snorkeling in the unspoiled coral reefs. Explore the cultural charms of Kavaratti Island or relax on the sunny beaches of Bangaram and Agatti. With its diverse attractions and stunning natural landscapes, Lakshadweep offers a unique and memorable experience for each tourist.

Minicoy Island

Minicoy Island

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Out of the 36 islands– Maliku or Minicoy is one of the best islands in Lakshadweep. It is set in the Arabian Sea, around 400 km from the shores of Kochi. It is one of the main attractions of Lakshadweep. This island is renowned for its white-sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs. The Minicoy Island of Lakshadweep is the second-largest island renowned for its beach resorts and lighthouse. It is famous for its peacefulness because of its far-off location from the mainland. There are many popular tourist spots on the island like Minicoy Lighthouse, Juma Masjid, and various places to enjoy water sports.

Kadmat Island

Kadmat Island

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Spanning around 9 km – Kadmat Island Lakshadweep is part of the Amindivi subgroup of islands. The island is also known as Cardamom Island. It features sun-kissed shores, white beaches, turquoise blue waters, vibrant coral reefs, and beautiful lagoons; Kadmat Island is a delight for tourists. The Kadmat Island is a famous nesting spot for marine turtles. The island has only one inhabited village with fishing as the main livelihood. Visit popular places like Kadmat Beach, and enjoy activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and deep-sea fishing. Kadmat Island features some of the best diving spots in Lakshadweep like Potato Patch, The Wall, North Cave, Double Reef, North Cave, and more.

Agatti Island

Agatti Island

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Agatti Island Lakshadweep is one of the famous jewels of the island. The overall size of the island is around 3 to 4 square kilometers, with a lagoon area of 25 km. Agatti is the only island with an airport that makes traveling to this island easy. It is one of the few islands of the archipelago inhabited by people and is set on the coral isles of the island. You can travel around the island by renting a two-wheeler or by walking. Agatti Island is one of the most enchanting places to see in Lakshadweep, which offers an amazing break from the bustle of the city amid its breathtaking scenery.

Andrott Island

Andrott Island

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Andrott Island Lakshadweep is the largest island in Lakshadweep, with an area of around five square kilometers. This beautiful coral island boasts white sandy beaches and lush coconut groves. The island is unique as it is the only one with a west-east orientation. The island is known for its lighthouse, Buddhist site, and tomb of Saint Ubaidullah. You can reach this island from Agatti by flight, boat, or helicopter. 

Thinnakara Island

Thinnakara Island

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Thinnakara Island in Lakshadweep is a small island, just 8 kilometers northeast of Agatti. It is on the opposite side of Bangaram Island, sharing the large lagoon and coralline banks. It is an empty island, and you can be one of the few lucky tourists to enjoy the luxury of pristine beaches only for you. Thinnakara offers one of the best landscapes, with white-sand beaches, reefs, and views of the ocean as far as the eye can see, with no human presence. The island is also known as a haven for divers and water sports enthusiasts. Because of its clean water and plentiful marine life, it is one of the best places to visit in Lakshadweep for snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking.

Things to do in Lakshadweep

From water sports to cultural explorations, Lakshadweep offers diverse experiences. A Lakshadweep trip package lets you indulge in things to do in Lakshadweep, like snorkeling coral reefs, fishing, visiting local villages, scuba diving, and canoeing. Each island has unique attractions catering to different interests, ensuring an exciting and memorable vacation.

Snorkelling – Agatti Island

Discover the wonders of the underwater world while snorkeling in Agatti Island’s crystal-clear waters. With a mask and snorkel, float effortlessly above bright coral reefs filled with colorful fish and marine life. Enjoy the thrill of exploring this magical marine ecosystem up close as you glide through the gentle waves.

Fishing – Kadmat Island

Experience the joy of fishing on Kadmat Island, where the azure waters are teeming with a variety of fish species. Join a traditional fishing excursion with local fishermen, or try your hand at fishing from the shore. Fishing on Kadmat Island is a memorable experience for all skill levels due to the tranquil settings and plethora of marine life. Try your luck at catching tuna, sailfish, or other prized catches.

Explore the Architectural Wonders – Kalpeni Island

Kalpeni Island features a rich architectural heritage, with stunning examples of traditional Maldivian-style mosques and buildings adorned with intricate wood carvings. Stroll through the charming villages and immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of the island, where every corner holds a story waiting to be discovered.

Scuba Diving – Kalpeni Island

Discover a mesmerizing world of marine diversity by diving in the turquoise waters of Kalpeni Island. Whether you are doing it for the first time or are an experienced diver, the underwater scenery and colorful coral reefs offer an unforgettable scuba diving experience. Swim with manta rays, sea turtles, and fish as you dive into the hidden treasures of the sea. 

Canoeing – Minicoy Island

Another fun activity to enjoy at Lakshadweep Island is canoeing. Sail through the mangrove forests and calm lagoons and soak in the beautiful coastal scenery. Listen to the soft rhythm of paddles, immerse in the serenity of the natural beauty of Minicoy Island, and have a unique experience on the glittering waters.

Adventure Activities in Lakshadweep

Adventure Activities in Lakshadweep

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The unique topography of the island with its diverse marine life and beautiful coral atolls, make it an ideal base for water sport lovers. White sandy beaches, coral reefs, and crystalline lagoons create a perfect backdrop for a range of adventure activities in Lakshadweep. For those looking for a thrill amid incredible scenery, this tropical island is a haven. From kayaking to scuba diving, the archipelago has a range of exciting underwater experiences.

Adventure Activities In Lakshadweep

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Canoeing
  • Kitesurfing 
  • Island Hopping by boat
  • Dolphin Watching
  • Parasailing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Water Skiing
  • Glass bottom boat ride

Top Islands for Honeymoon In Lakshadweep

Top Islands for Honeymoon In Lakshadweep

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Plan your honeymoon in Lakshadweep. The island features golden sands, shimmering waters, and pristine white beaches. The island is untouched by the masses and offers a unique setting for a lifetime experience. Enjoy the cleanest beaches with a calm environment and turquoise waters. Explore the romantic places in Lakshadweep and enhance the magical experience.

Top Places to Visit in Lakshadweep for Honeymoon

  • Agatti Island
  • Bangaram Island
  • Kadmat Island
  • Kavaratti Island
  • Kalpeni Island
  • Minicoy Island

Hotels in Lakshadweep

There is a diverse range of comfortable hotels to stay in Lakshadweep, where you can unwind and enjoy the tropical islands. Experience the warm hospitality of the local staff at these properties and have a truly unforgettable stay.

List of hotels in Lakshadweep

  • Bangaram Island Beach Resort
  • Minicoy Island Beach Resort
  • Seashells Resort Agatti
  • Coral Beach Resort
  • Karavatti Island Beach Resort
  • Kadmat Island Beach Resort
  • Red Corals Beach Resort
  • Agatti Island Beach Resort
  • White Pearl Beach Hotel

Must try food in Lakshadweep

Must try food in Lakshadweep

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Food in Lakshadweep features unique culinary traditions. It reflects the multicultural influences and coastal vibe. With the Arabian Sea all around, seafood makes up a large portion of the local cuisine. Along with seafood, coconut is also used extensively in the form of oil and coconut milk. The usage of spices, like cloves, cardamom, etc., is predominantly found in most dishes.

List of Famous Foods of Lakshadweep

  • Kavaratti Biryani
  • Tuna Curry
  • Mussel Pickle
  • Coconut Milk Based dishes
  • Moplah Cuisine
  • Kallummakaya Curry
  • Banana Chips
  • Kinnathappam
  • Lobster Masala
  • Squid Fry

List of famous restaurants in Lakshadweep

  • SeaShells Restaurant on Agatti Island
  • Lagoon Restaurant on Kadmat Island
  • Agatti Island Beach Resort Restaurant on Agatti Island
  • Bangaram Island Resort Restaurant on Bangaram Island
  • Cafe Arabian Sea on Kavaratti Island 
  • Island Breeze Restaurant on Kavaratti Island
  • Heavens Treat Beach Restaurant on Kavaratti Island 
  • Three Thirty Adventure Cafe Restaurant
  • Café De Saina on Kavaratti Island
  • Z corner restaurant
  • Al Barath


If you are looking for some unique places to visit in India, or wish to indulge in some water sports or relaxation, Lakshadweep tour packages are just for you. From exploring the local places to snorkeling amidst the beautiful coral reefs, this archipelago offers a treasure trove of fun to every tourist. Book your unique holiday with Flamingo Travels. We have a range of Lakshadweep holiday packages that match the dreams of all travelers. Enjoy the tropical paradise to the fullest with our Lakshadweep tours.

FAQs Regarding Lakshadweep Trip

Is there any permission required to visit Lakshadweep?

Yes, foreign nationals and Indians need an entry permit to visit Lakshadweep.

How many days are enough for Lakshadweep?

Lakshadweep travel packages, ranging from 5 to 7 days, are required to explore Lakshadweep.

How many islands are in Lakshadweep?

There are 36 islands in Lakshadweep.

Which is the best month to visit Lakshadweep?

The best months to visit Lakshadweep are between October to May.

What makes the Lakshadweep Islands an attraction for tourists?

The following are the reasons that attract tourists to Lakshadweep Islands: 

  • From the palest blue to the deepest shade of turquoise – Lakshadweep has many unique colors of the sea on different islands. 
  • One of its islands has the largest coral garden in India.
  • Less commercialized.
  • Have some of the best sunrises and sunsets in the country.
  • Has rich marine biodiversity.













































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Meeta Shah
Meeta Shah

I graduated in commerce from Bombay University and run a family-owned business where we believe in transparency, trust, knowledge distribution and provide quality tours to our customers. According to me “Customers are our brand ambassadors and employees are our biggest Strength”. I also believe that “Travel brings knowledge, Knowledge brings opportunity and Opportunity brings prosperity”. With God’s grace was awarded the “Best Female Entrepreneur of India” by Tourism awards Gujarat. And currently, I am actively involved in key decisions and itinerary staff management in the travel industry. 

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