known for its scenic beauty and the small islets called
Tilakkam & Pitti and an uninhabited island on the north
called Cheriyam. A huge shallow lagoon encloses all of them.
A peculiar feature of KALPENI atoll is the huge storm bank
of coral debris along the eastern and south-eastern
shorelines. It is believed that huge boulders were thrown up
during a storm in 1847. It is a progressive island; it was
in this island that girls first went to school, when women's
education was considered a taboo. Here one can swim,
reef-walk or water-sport on kayaks, sail boats & pedal
boats.Water sports crafts are given on hire; 2 bathing huts
with change-rooms are available, at Koomel Beach Resort. A
visit to the Baniyan factory and the Light house is also
included in the day's
tourist cottages are also available for staying tourists.
Kalpeni is part of Coral Reef and Coconut Grove Packages.
10o-05*North Lattitude 73o-39* East longitude,
located 287 kms, from Cochin.
The climate of the island is moderate.