Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday posted images from his Lakshadweep visit, where he engaged with local residents, admired the pristine coastline, and indulged in snorkelling.
Enchanted by Lakshadweep’s scenic charm, PM Modi advocated for the archipelago as a must-visit tourist destination for Indians. He’s not wrong. Nestled in the azure expanse of the Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep stands as a jewel in the crown of India’s coastal beauty.
Comprising a collection of 36 coral islands, this tropical paradise beckons travellers with its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life. If you’re yearning for an idyllic escape, here are some must-visit spots in Lakshadweep that promise an unforgettable experience.
Azure Waters and Coral Reefs: Agatti, often considered the gateway to Lakshadweep, boasts breathtaking lagoons with vibrant coral reefs. Snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts will be enthralled by the rich marine biodiversity.
Untouched Serenity: Known for its untouched beauty, Bangaram Island offers secluded beaches and turquoise waters. This tranquil haven is perfect for those seeking solitude amid nature’s splendor.
Cultural Extravaganza: Kavaratti, the administrative capital of Lakshadweep, combines natural beauty with cultural richness. Visit the Ujra Mosque, adorned with exquisite wood carvings, and witness the traditional dance forms reflecting the island’s vibrant heritage.
Coral Paradise: Kalpeni is a haven for coral lovers, with its coral debris forming a natural barrier against the strong waves. The island’s lagoon is an ideal spot for kayaking and sailing.
Lighthouse and Tuna Canning Factory: The southernmost atoll of Lakshadweep, Minicoy, is known for its iconic lighthouse offering panoramic views. Explore the tuna canning factory and witness the traditional dance performances showcasing the island’s unique culture.
Water Sports Hub: Kadmat Island is a water sports enthusiast’s paradise. From kayaking and sailing to scuba diving, the island offers a plethora of aquatic adventures. The serene beaches provide a perfect backdrop for leisurely strolls.
Historical Landmarks: Andrott, the largest island, is steeped in history. Visit the Buddhist archaeological remains, the Juma Masjid, and the tomb of Hazrat Ubaidullah, reflecting the island’s diverse cultural influences.
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First uploaded on: 05-01-2024 at 13:13 IST