- Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep
- Kalpeni Island, Lakshadweep
- Andrott Island, Lakshadweep
- Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep
- Kavaratti Island, Lakshadweep
- Agatti Island, Lakshadweep
- Kadmat Island, Lakshadweep
The second-largest island of Lakshadweep, Minicoy Island, locally known as Maliku, was previously part of the Maldives group of islands until it was acquired by India. Amidst a vast expanse of the Arabian Sea, about 400 kilometers off the coast of Cochin, Minicoy Island is administratively a census town in the Indian Union Territory of Lakshadweep.
Known for its quaint beaches and the freshwater of the ocean, Minicoy island has one of the tallest and oldest lighthouses, another tourist spot in the city.
Spread over an area of about 2.5 square kilometers, the Kalpeni Island, also known as Koefaini is an inhabited Atoll in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. The islands of Cheriyam, Pitti, and Tillakkam form Kalpani Islands. Kalpani was the first union territory where women were allowed to go to school and receive an education.
The water is shallow and calm due to the coral reefs present in the sea close to the beach, making it an ideal spot for beach activities. Kalpeni has a 121 feet lighthouse, from the top of which one can see a bird’s view of the island.
Andrott Island, also known as Androth Island is a small inhabited island in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, located about 200 kilometers from Kozhikode, Kerala.
The nearest to the mainland from all the islands in the group, Andrott Island is also the longest, as well as the biggest island. Spread over an area of 4.98 square kilometers, Andrott Island is the only island of the group to have a west-east orientation.
Spread over 120 acres, Bangaram Island has located about 7 kilometers to the north-east of Agatti Island and about 24 kilometers to the south-east of Perumal Par. The largest island in the chain of islands in the region, Bangaram Island has a small population of only 10.
There are numerous adventures like swimming, scuba diving, beach games, snorkeling, and deep-sea fishing. A beautiful tiny island in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, Bangaram Island offers a breathtaking view of sparkling coral reefs, turquoise-blue lagoons, beaches, and lush green coconut palms.
Known for its pristine white-sand beaches and calm lagoons, Kavaratti Island is the capital of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Spread across an area of about 3.93 square kilometers, the Kavaratti Aquarium has a rich collection of corals and a vast collection of tropical fish specimens.
The Kavaratti island has white sand beaches, preferred by visitors for sunbathing, and the quiet lagoons on the Kavaratti island are suitable for water sports and swim.
Stretches over an area of 8 kilometers, Agatti Island is a 7.6 kilometers long island in Lakshadweep, located about 7 kilometers to the southwest of Bangaram, the nearest island. Many adventure activities in the Arabian Sea including scuba diving, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and water skiing can be easily seen here.
Agatti has only two hotels or resorts, the Agatti Island Beach Resort and the other Sea Shells Beach Resort. Each traveler to Agatti Island is required to have an entry permit and the entry permit application form can be downloaded from the internet.
Spread over about 9.3 km in length, Kadmat Island, also known as Cardamom Island is a coral island referring to the Amindivi subgroup of islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago.
The Ministry of Environment and Forests has announced the island as a marine protected area to ensure the survival of animals, plants, or other forms of species and other resources on the island.
Scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, Deep Sea Diving, and paragliding are some of the most popular activities on Kadmat island. Surrounded by a white-sand beach and beautiful blue lagoon, Kadmat Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Lakshadweep.