Includes a string of thirty-six palm-shielded, white-sand-skirted coral islands 300 kilometer off the Kerala coast, Lakshadweep is as thrilling as it is remote. Just ten of these islands are inhabited, majorily by Sunni Muslim fishermen, and foreigners are only let to stay on some of these. The fishing and coir production are the main sources of revenue, local life on the islands are fully traditional, and a caste system parts the islanders between Koya land owners, Malmi sailors and Melachery farmers. Electricity is driven by generator.
The true attraction of the islands is beneath the sea water. The 4200 square kilometer of pristine archipelago lagoons, unspoilt coral reefs & warm waters are a magnet for scuba divers & snorkellers.