Lakshadweep is a group of palm-covered, white-sand-skirted coral islands located southwestern coast of India, known for beautiful and exotic islands and beaches. Kavaratti is the capital city of Lakshadweep.
The name Lakshadweep is derived from Sanskrit words “Laksha” (hundred thousand) and “dweep” (islands), literally meaning a ‘hundred thousand islands’.
Lakshadweep is typically accessed from Kochi (Kerala) and a permit is required to visit Lakshadweep for all tourists. After permit, Indians tourists are permitted to visit all islands, however foreign tourists are permitted to just visit Agatti, Bangaram and Kadmat Islands. Permit is issued by Society for Promotion of Nature Tourism and Sports (SPORTS) and can be obtained from Kochi itself.
Lakshadweep has a pleasant tropical climate with plenty of rainfall during monsoon months from June to September, when the sea is are extremely rough.