kAVARATTI Island, Lakshadweep!

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Kavaratti Island

Kavaratti is the administrative capital of Lakshadweep. This island is blessed with a unique natural beauty that enchants the tourists with its bewitching landscape. It is the second most populous island in Lakshadweep after Androth Island. A blend of traditional culture and modern infrastructure attract the tourists to this island. In the lagoons around Kavaratti, one can come face to face with star fish, anemones, sea cucumbers and innumerable fishes of different varieties and colors.

Kavaratti Island is situated far away from the maddening crowd of mainland. Kavaratti is in the centre of Lakshadweep islands and covers an area slightly more than 4 sq km. The solitude and the silent atmosphere provides eternal happiness, rejuvenation, vigor and energy to the tourists. The facilities available in Kavaratti for water skiing, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and sailing will provide an absolute sense of happiness and satisfaction to the tourists.

The Kavaratti museum displays different types of shells, extra ordinary and numerous fishes preserved in glass jars. Just next to the museum is the Dolphin Dive centre that offers diverse PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) programmes for amateur and professional divers. The trained and expert divers give instructions on diving and other water sports at PADI which is one of the world’s largest leisure diving organization.

From the mainland, Kavaratti could be easily accessed by air and sea. This island is at a distance of 404 km (218 nautical miles) from Kochi and is located between Agatti Island on the west and Andrott Island on the east.

Mohidden Mosque is an ancient mosque that lies to the North- West of Kavaratti. One of the oldest and most striking is the Ujra mosque built by Sheikh Mohammad Kasim. The 17th century structure has an ornate ceiling, said to have been carved out of a single of driftwood. Sheikh Mohammad Kasim’s grave is located in the mosque which is revered by the islanders. A few blocks away from the Ujra Mosque lies an aquarium which is also a museum. The aquarium has a variety of multi – coloured species of fish.

The climate of Kavaratti is similar to the climatic conditions of Kerala. March to May is the hottest period of the year. The temperature ranges from 25oC to 35oC and humidity ranging from 70 -76 per cent for most of the year. Monsoon prevails here from 15th May to 15th September. During the monsoon time, boats are not allowed outside the lagoon because of the violent sea. The presence of the reef maintains calm at the lagoon. ...More info

The resort was inaugurated by the Hon′ble Lakshadweep Administrator Mr. Amar Nath on 22nd December, 2011. The Paradise Hut is ideally located in a prime spot with all modern facilities and high standard food at affordable rates crowned with a touching hospitality is definitely a promising option especially for the domestic tourists to Lakshadweep, who are very often confronted with non-availability of accommodation.

The resort is ideally situated in a prime spot in Kavaratti Island. The tourist complex is a three storied block including the ground floor, and each floor consists of two cottages. There is now a total of six cottages altogether in this new resort building constructed by the Lakshadweep administration. Tourists can savour the buffet that generally serves Malabar cuisine including spicy tuna fish, chicken and sweet potato. Kavaratti is covered in two packages offered byt the Lakshadweep Tourism department namely Coral Reef and Taratashi packages.

Pardise Hut Kavaratti

The Dolphin Dive Center offers different PADI Dive Programmes for amateur and professional divers. PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world's largest leisure diving organization. One can also hire a glass bottomed boat to view the marine life under the water. The beautiful lagoon in Kavaratti Island is ideal for water sports, swimming. The sandy beaches are tempting locations for sun basking. The marine life exhibits at the Marine Aquarium, and a vast collection of specimens at the Museum are also enchanting.

Agatti Island: 'The Gateway of Lakshadweep!'
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Agatti is called the gateway of Lakshadweep. Agatti island is located on the eastern side of a hemispherical-shaped reef formation that lies 8 km southwest from Bangaram. Probably the Agatti has many striking features among Lakshadweep island group. The Agatti reef was relatively less affected by the bleaching event. The perimeter reef encloses a shallow lagoon of around 17 km² in area.

diving, snorkelling near the coral reef, glass bottom boats in the lagoon, speed boating, deep sea fishing, lagoon fishing, journey to nearby islands (Thinnakkara, Parli and Bangaram), water skiing, kayaking are some of the major attractions here. Read more: Lakshadweep Islands
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Bangaram Island
Bangaram presents a breathtaking spectacle of sparkling coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons, silvery beaches and lush green coconut palms. All preserved in the state little different from the days of Charam Perumal's reign.

The world's 10 best secret beaches (Sunday Times Travel Magazine Feb 8th 2004) that is just an hours’ flight from Kerala’s cultural capital of Kochi [Cochin]. This teardrop shaped piece of land is encircled by creamy sand.

Bangaram is an atoll situated at 10o56' north latitude and 72o17' east longitude. There are four small islands on the reef — the two largest (Bangaram and Thinnakara) lie on the western edge of the lagoon basin, and the smaller two (Parali-1 and Parali-ll) are located on the northeast reef perimeter.

A wonderful underwater world waits to be explored. The lagoon surrounding the resort offers a great opportunity to explore and indulge. Beautiful creations like Parrot, Porcupine and Puffer fishes swimming gracefully with Moray eels and other colourful creatures present a breathtaking underwater scenario.


The Bangaram Island Resort which remained inaccessible to the tourists for over five years, is now reopened, defeating its old ‘lease-holders’ – the Casino Group of Hotels [CGH Earth] – in a prolonged Legal Battle. More information is available in the Bangaram Official News Links. Bangaram Official Top Stories also covers the news on reopening of the Bangaram Island Beach Resort. ... Bangaram Latest News, Bangaram Top Stories

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The virgin reefs of Bangaram have been ranked by experienced divers as being among the best anywhere.
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Lakshadweep is one of the worlds most spectacular tropical island systems. The reefs remain pristine, the people continue to fish, grow coconuts and smile a lot. And that's in the handful of islands that have any population at all. The vast majority still remain much as they were the day nature conjured them up. Read full text: “Accommodation Tariff: 2016 - 2017"

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    Posted on November 15, 2012 [Source: Lakshadweep Forum].

    The lease period of M/s.Casino Hotels for Bangaram, with SPORTS was expired on 31st August 2010. Instead of giving vacant possession of the Bangaram Resort, M/s. Casino Hotels filed a Writ Petition in the High Court of Kerala challenging the notice of eviction and demanding extension of the lease period.

    The issue became more complex with a bunch of petitions from the land owners of Bangaram island. The SPORTS has been collecting a huge amount from its lessee, but was giving only a marginal portion to its leaser – said the land owners. While hearing the W.A.1517/2010 dated 22nd October 2010, the two learned Judges of the Kerala High Court, who heard the Writ Petition found that the case of M/s. Casino Hotels is untenable. Full Text.
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