It is the
second largest island, the first being ANDROTT. It is the
southern most island in Lakshadweep, crescent shaped and has
one of the largest lagoons.Viringle is the small islet that
you see on the south. Minicoy is set apart from the Northern
group of islands by its culture; the islanders are employed
as seamen in ocean going vessels the world over. The island
has systematically arranged village system known as "Avah";
each Avah is a cluster of houses which is headed by an
elected elderly man called Mooppan(Bodukaka). Traditionally
all powers to manage village affairs are vested in him. Each
village has a village house beautifully decorated and
maintained. Mahl is the spoken language. Minicoy is an
important centre of tuna fishing.
house of the island is one of the oldest and was constructed
in 1885. You will be taken to the villages, tuna canning
factory, the light house and for a long drive through dense
coconut groves and winding village roads. The beaches have
bathing huts and change rooms; so swim and beach walk, Pedal
boat, Kayak and Sail. We provide these on hire. Three
tourist cottages and one 20 bedded tourist home have been
constructed for the staying tourists. This island is part of
Coral Reef and Swaying Palm packages.
8o-17*North Lattitude 73o-04* East longitude,
located 398 kms, from Cochin.
It is about 10.6 Kms long
The climate of the island is moderate.