Discover the Hidden Gems: A Comprehensive Guide to Lakshadweep

Discover the Hidden Gems: A Comprehensive Guide to Lakshadweep

During British colonial rule, these islands were known as ‘Laccadive’, ‘Amindivi’, and ‘Minicoy’. On November 1, 1973, Many years after being liberated from colonial rule, these islands got their name ‘Lakshadweep’,  meaning ‘million islands’.

These islands were discovered by the people of the Chera Kingdom of Kerala in the 7th century A.D. when their king, Cheraman Perumal, embraced Islam and sailed away from his kingdom in search of Mecca. However, his men found him at one of the Lakshadweep Islands Agatti. Later, the convoy discovered all other islands, and the entire archipelago came under the Chera kingdom.

Weather of Lakshadweep

Being close to the Indian Ocean, Lakshadweep has a tropical climate, which is mostly pleasant, with cool breeze blowing all the time. 

  • The average temperature of these islands is 27° C to 32° C. 
  • The temperature peaks, i.e. 32° C, during the hottest months of April and May. 
  • The humid, warm, and pleasant climate of Lakshadweep makes it an ideal destination to relax and chill out.

Water Sports and Leisure Activities in Lakshadweep

Spread over 32.69 square kilometres, these islands offer many enrapturing marine experiences to tourists, such as scuba diving and snorkelling between the vibrant coral reefs.

Kayaking in Lakshadweep

Not to forget, kayaking in Lakshadweep is a long-cherished dream of many people. So, if you plan to spend some days here, you must take advantage of kayaking on the crystal clear waters of Bangaram Island in Lakshadweep.

Lakshadweep Traditional Dance

Apart from its natural ambience, Lakshadweep is known for its cultural vibrance. One of the main attractions of Lakshadweep’s folk culture is the traditional dance of this place— Kolkali. 

Kolkali Dance

Kolkali is the folk dance of the Lakshadweep people, which is exciting. The dancers move in a circle, strike small wooden sticks with each other and take beautiful steps in rhythmic progression. Their circle gradually shrinks as the dance continues, and in the end, all the performers come close to each other. 

This dance resembles the one practised by the Malabar people and the Dandiya Ras of Gujarat. 

Not to Miss these Exciting Places in Lakshadweep 

The innumerable marvellous sightings of Lakshadweep will genuinely mesmerise you. To name some, we have the Minicoy lighthouse and the underwater Marine Museum in the Kavaratti Islands, where you can closely watch numerous aquatic species. 

Marine Museum in the Kavaratti Islands

Far from urbanisation, Lakshadweep is a destination that will form a memorable chapter in your travel diary.

Lakshadweep Handicrafts

The people of Lakshadweep are well known for their intricate artworks. Some of the fantastic handicrafts of Lakshadweep include the following:

    • Coconut shell carving: This is one of the crafts that are unique to this place. The craftsmen beautifully carve the coconut shells, creating intricate designs. The carved coconut shells are then used to create attractive objects such as utensils, ornaments and showpieces such as chandeliers and lamps.

Coconut shell carving

  • Weaving: Lakshadweep craftspeople also weave beautiful mats and baskets and carry bags out of coir, cotton, and palm fibres.

Explore the World with International Travel Insurance

From above, you must have got a glimpse of the immense beauty of the paradisal islands of the Lakshadweep. This is just a brief overview of this blissful place. If you want to explore the natural wonders of Lakshadweep in complete length and breadth, you must visit this place at least once in your lifetime. A tour around the Lakshadweep islands will surely make for an experience worth life. 

Many more sea wonders are located in the tempest waters of the Indian Ocean. Some include Maldives, Madagascar and Mauritius, which are worth exploring. However, if you travel beyond Indian territory to a foreign land, don’t forget to bring your ideal travel companion- international travel insurance.

Travel insurance always proves worthwhile in a financial or medical crisis or during a mishap such as loss of travel documents or passports, checked-in baggage, etc. So, if you are crossing the Indian territory, do check out our travel plan to secure your journey today. 

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