We have heard enough of ‘travel to know’ different cities and different people, their culture, diverse rituals. How about, travelling to a place where you can find yourself? A place, which not only gives you a chance to meet yourself but you, can also spend relaxed & lavish time to know more. A perfect haven to get away from presentations, board rooms & deadline rush, a small group of islands called Lakshadweep is your place.
Although flights & ferries- both the options are available, but the most panoramic way to reach this incredible group of islands is through a ferry (a boat or ship for conveying passengers) from the city of Kochi (also known as Cochin), Kerala. Only one of the islands has an airport, namely Agatti Aerodrome on Agatti Island having Malayam & Dweep Bhasha (Jeseri) as the most spoken languages on the islands.
Literally meaning 100 islands, Lakshadweep Island is a group of several islands, roughly covering 32 square kilometers in area. Once in Lakshadweep, surrounded by the unfathomable turquoise sea, under the gorgeous azure sky you are bound to forget the frets of ‘material’ world. To add the ‘other-worldly’ experience, the cellular networks don’t usually catch a preferable strength of signal, but for all your ‘important’ contacts the facility of satellite phones is definitely available – not that you would actually feel like contacting the ‘material’ world.
With unbelievable range of flora & fauna in the region- over 600 species of marine fishes, 78 species of corals, 82 species of seaweed, 52 species of crabs, 2 species of lobsters, 48 species of gastropods, 12 species of bivalves, 101 species of birds and since this area is one of India’s four coral reefs region, you can have amazing underwater as well as on land experience. Water sports and activities you can enjoy here are as such:
- Scuba diving
- Wind surfing
- Water skiing
- Sport fishing
- Yachting and
- Night-voyages into the sea are quite popular activities among tourists.
You can nibble on various lip smacking delicacies of sea food, especially tuna which are freshly available only here and hence, also exported to various locations from the place. Honestly speaking, the list of reasons why you should be traveling to Lakshadweep is really unending. The crystal clear waters, the lush environment, a place you’ll love to lose yourself.
Travel safe. Happy travelling!