Destinations Kadmat Island,Lakshadweep

Destinations In India - Kadmat, Lakshadweep Island


Kadmat Island


Kadmat is one of the few islands in Lakshadweep which is open to tourists. It is ideal as a holiday destination as it rescues you from the hustle and bustle of city life to a peaceful retreat of coconut palm groves and a haven for water sports lovers.

The narrow and beautiful shallow lagoons on the east and west respectively are the ideal spots for leisurely walks and water sports. This spectacular tropical island is remotely located 220-440 kms off the Malabar Coast.

The islands have been formed due to the growth of corals for thousands and thousands of years. Any ecological imbalance in these tiny islands would lead to disaster.


Conferred the National Eco-Tourism Awards 1997, the islands offer a natural heritage of ecology with its rich maritime wealth, pristine beaches and lagoons.

Adventurers can indulge in scuba diving, wind surfing and parasailing. If you prefer, kayaks, pedal boats, sailing yachts, skiing boats and glass bottom boats are also available for hire.

Amini is situated at 11 7' north latitude and 72 44' east longitude. It is about 3 km long and 1.6 km wide. It is oblong in shape. Kadmat island is about 8 km north of Amini.


Amini Island


Amini island is situated at 11 7' north latitude and 72 44' east longitude. Amini is nearest to Kadmat, located in a viewable distance about 8 kms. It is about 3 km long and 1.6 km wide. It is oblong in shape. Amini was one of the first to be inhabited in the Lakshadweep Islands. Vasco da Gama visited the island on his second voyage and noted the superior quality of coir prepared by the islanders.

In Amini there are talented craftsmen who make beautiful walking sticks with tortoise and coconut shells. The island is also known for its stone masons who carve beautiful flower motifs on coral stone. The Amini islanders have a rich tradition of folk song. Boat songs peculiar to Amini begin at a low pace and gather tempo as the oars strike the water more and more rapidly. Read More.....



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The spell bound expanse of emerald isles, Lakshadweep, studded in the blue water of the Arabian Sea unfolds another world in itself.

Five of the inhabited islands (Agatti, Kadmat, Minicoy, Kavaratti and Kalpeni) are open mostly to Indian tourists and Bangaram, an uninhabited island, is open to both domestic and foreign tourists.

Water sports facilities like swimming, Rafting, snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing, water skiing, catamaran sailing, deep sea fishing and scuba diving are available in the islands.

Bangaram Island

The world's 10 best secret beaches (Sunday Times Travel Magazine Feb 8th 2004) that is just an hours’ flight from Kerala’s cultural capital of Cochin. This teardrop shaped piece of land is encircled by creamy sand. For a perfect outing, there are three uninhabited islands in the same atoll, Tinnakara, Parali-I and Parali-II. The deep, warm, clear waters of Indian Ocean with its myriad flora and fauna are an irresistible invitation to the scuba diving fraternity of the world.

The exquisite coral formation including the black coral formations, the variety and number of coral fishes - the angel, the clown, the butterfly, the surgeon not to mention awesome -looking but harmless sharks, mantarays, sting rays moray eels and turtles make diving at Bangaram an addictive experience.

Agatti Island

The Gateway of Lakshadweep, Agatti Island is Located 459 kms. from Cochin. Agatti and its satellite islands of Bangaram, Tinnakkara, Parali-I & Parali-II presents a breathtaking spectacle of sparkling coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons, silvery beaches and lush green coconut palms that sway to the rhythm of the sea.

Agatti is the only island with an airport. The sea around the island offers excellent scope for water sports and fishing. Coral growths and multi coloured coral fishes are abound in its lagoons.

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