Lakshadweep, a secluded island city and union territory of India is dotted with pristine beaches, blue lagoons, abundant coral reefs and plenty of fun to go with! Apart from the islands open to tourists, Lakshadweep also is a favorite spot for those looking for some adventure in your holiday.
From professional scuba diving, diving courses for beginners, snorkeling, kayaking, slow boating, deep sea fishing, marine life exploration and wind surfing you can keep yourself busy on your tour to Lakshadweep.
However, you need to plan your trip properly if you want to accommodate adventure spots in your itinerary. Some Resorts on the Islands offer adventure tourism as a package, while there are professional and excursion packages offered by the Lakshadweep tourism department as well (SPORTS).
Reefs of Lakshadweep are among the best diving destinations in Asia, particularly the coral islands of Bangaram, Tinakara, Pirelli 1, and Pirelli 2.
Bangaram Island Resort hosts The Lacadives, a small dive center that is the first and only CMAS (an international underwater-sports federation) dive organization in India, with its headquarters on the island of Kadmat. Lacadives offers diving courses, rents out equipment, and conducts two dives a day (9:30am and 2:30pm).
For further details, contact:
The Lacadives Diving Centre
Lakshmi Niwas, 43/2051, K. Colony,
Kadavanthra P.O., Kochi 682 020,
E-20, Everest Building, Tardeo Rd.,
Mumbai 400 034
Fax (022) 5666-9241
"Niran Arcade ",#563-564
New BEL Road,Sanjaynagar
Phone : +91(80)41731896
Fax : +91(80)23515733/4
If you're not a qualified diver, you can rent a mask and try snorkeling in a nearby lagoon, where an assortment of marine fauna will demand your attention. The Resort can also organize big-game fishing with help of local boats. But anglers should bring their own equipment.
The vast expanses of the shallow lagoons provide an ideal setting for water sports enthusiasts. All the islands included in the various tourist packages offer kayaks, pedal boats, sail boats, wind surfers, glass-bottomed boats and other facilities to tourists who wish to indulge in water sports in the unpolluted lagoons.
Kadmat, Kavaratti and Bangaram have facilities for scuba diving. Deep-sea fishing buffs can pursue big game fishing. Barracuda, Sail Fish, Yellow Fin Tuna, Travelly and Wahoo are abundant in the seas around Lakshadweep.
Kayaks, canoes, surf modules, snorkels and other water sports are also available in all the islands open for tourists.
The Society for Promotion of Nature Tourism and Sports (SPORTS) is a society in Lakshadweep registered under the Societies Act of 1860. The main aim of the organization is to promote eco-friendly tourism and recreational activities in the islands in collaboration with the Lakshadweep Administration.
The holiday packages drawn up by SPORTS, provides the tourist with a memorable and an unforgettable experience in eco-tourism. At the same time, it protects the environment and do not upset the delicate balance between man and nature.
All the resorts in Lakshadweep are open throughout the year. However the period from October to May is ideal and popular for tourism. Islands like Agatti and Bangaram are pleasant even during the monsoon period since the rainfall is scanty.
During monsoons, transport from Agatti to Bangaram is only by helicopter ferry. All lagoons remain placid and calm even during monsoon period.
The rainy season presents a breathtaking experience when the vegetation looks greener than ever and the veil of rain adds a different dimension to the beauty of lagoons and the blue seas beyond.
For booking and reservation please contact
Assistant General Manager
Indira Gandhi Road
Kochi, Kerala. Pin-682003
Phone: (91)-0484-2668387, 2666789
For any other details or query please contact
Deputy General Manager
U. T of Lakshadweep. Pin-682555
Phone: (91)-04896- 263001
Fax : (91)-04896-262356