The Union Territory of Lakshadweep is an archipelago situated in the Arabian Sea at a distance of 220 - 440 km from the west coast of India. Lakshadweep is the tiniest Union Territory of India and lies about 220-440 km from Kochi, Kerala. All Lakshadweep islands are of coral origin and some of them like Minicoy, Kalpeni, Kadmat, Kiltan and Chetlat are typical atolls.
"Lakshadweep, the group of 36 islands is known for its exotic and sun-kissed beaches and lush green landscape. The name Lakshadweep in Malayalam and Sanskrit means 'a hundred thousand islands'. "
Capital - Kavaratti
Administrative HQ - KAVARATTI.
Administrators - Vijay Kumar
Census of India 2001:
1. Population - 60,595
2. Sex ratio - 947/1000
3. Literacy rate (%) - 87.52
4. Density of Population: 2013 people/Kms.
Major Tourist Attractions:
Agatti island, Kavaratti
Minicoy island, Minicoy
AgattiLagoon, AgattiUrja Mosque,
MinicoyAmini beach, Amini
Unique feature - The only coral reef island in India,rich flora and fauna.Great tourist destination for Watersports,Fishing etc.Virgin,Fragile eco-system.A unique and quiet getaway destinations
1. Lava Dance
2. Kolkali Dance
3. Parichakali Dance
Monuments / Historical Places
1. Minicoy Tower House
One of the most impressive sights of Minicoy is a fifty meter tall Lighthouse, built by the British.
Anthropological Museum at Phoenix Bay
Anthropological Museum at Phoenix Bay exhibits the life of the Paleolithic Islanders while Aquarium or Fisheries Museum exhibits species of marine life peculiar to the islands.
Regional Airport - Agatti Airport
1. Prime Minister Award for Excellence in Public Administration for the year 2006-07.
2. Bronze Icon Award for Exemplary Leadership & ICT Achievement of the year in Professional Category (2006).