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Welcome To Lakshadweep

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Lakshadweep is the smallest union territory of India. The group is located 200 to 300 km off of the coast of Kerala in the Arabian Sea. The total land area of the territory is 32 km. Eleven of the islands are inhabited. Lakshadweep is the northern part of the erstwhile Lakshadweep. Indian travel agent gives special discounted hotel from budget hotels to Deluxe hotels in India.

Lakshadweep is a sort of naavigators compass, the word meaning destination. The name laksha is only symbolic since the total number of Islands doesn't even add up to a 1000. The word laksha: means 1,00,000 in Malayalam and Sanskrit. Indian travel agent gives special discounted hotel from budget hotels to Deluxe hotels in India.

But it has other meanings too! For example, Lakshya means Purpose and Lakshadweep lies in the hub of the Arabian African-Asian trade route.

One of the worlds most spectacular tropical island systems, Lakshadweep is tucked away at 220-240 kms. Off the Malabar Coast. The islands comprise of 4200 sq.km. of lagoon rich in marine wealth ad 36 islands in an area of 32 sq. km. Indian travel agent gives special discounted hotel from budget hotels to Deluxe hotels in India. Special Holidays with very attractive and discounted packages and hotel bookings.

Each island here is fringed by snow white coral sands. Special Holidays with very attractive and discounted packages and hotel bookings. The crystal clear water and the rich marine flora and fauna enhance the mystique of these islands.

Against the vast blue sea the islands look like emeralds. The huge wall like reef bordering the outer side of the shallow lagoons blocks the incoming swells of the sea.

The Lakshadweep islands are linked to the mainland by ships & passenger planes. Agatti island and Bangaram island can be reached by Air and the others by ship from Kochi (Cochin). The temperature increases from South to North; April and May are the hottest with temperatures averaging at 32 C. The relative humidity is 70 - 75 %. Generally the climate is humid, warm and pleasant. The climate is equable and no well marked, distinct seasons are experienced. Special Holidays with very attractive and discounted packages and hotel bookings.

From June to October the south-west monsoon is active. The average rainfall is 10-40 mm. Annual rainfall decreases from south to north. On an average 80-90 days a year are rainy. Winds are light to moderate from October to March.

The Lakshadweep Archipelago has 12 atoils, 3 reefs and 6 submerged banks. The name Lakshadweep or its anglicized form Laccadives is of recent origin. The early geography and Arab travelers have alluded to the islands as Divis or Dibarat covering both Maldives and Lakshadweep. Special Holidays with very attractive and discounted packages and hotel bookings.

By several accounts, the cultural and geographical affinities of Lakshadweep are closely linked to Sri Lanka, Kerala, Maldives and Tamil Nadu. The whole group of islands is one vast coconut garden with 100 trees crowded per acre. There are no boundaries between individual plots and almost no ground vegetables. The houses are spread out throughout the islands. Incredible India Tours with Indian Travel agent.
 

   
 

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