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 worldâ€™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 Kasimâ€™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 â€“ 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
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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.
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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.
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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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