Things to do in Lakshadweep
Without being in Lakshadweep, it is impossible for anyone to know what magic can be casted upon by sand and sea. Archipelago of Lakshadweep is treasure trove with lots of lagoons and silvery beaches. “Lakshadweep” has the literal meaning of “One Hundred thousand Islands” in Sanskrit which clearly speaks of its 36 islands with their hypnotic coral reefs. Because of its remoteness, Lakshadweep still flaunts the unfathomed beauty of nature at its best. Lakshadweep offers the ideal background to enthral your soul and body with some adventurous water sports like snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing and many more.
Scuba Diving at Kalpeni Island: Lakshadweep Water Sports Authority has arrangements for travellers to indulge in some thrilling water activities without hurting themselves. Kalpeni is the number one choice for scuba diving. This island is actually covers three small islands with a large and crystal-clear lagoon. It is the best place to go for a scuba diving as it allows you to explore the unseen world of marine life hiding inside the coral reefs. You can swim with various fishes or turtles under the water. For first-timers, there is an option of obtaining a short 20-minutes training to know the basics of scuba diving. At Kalpeni lagoon, there are more than 100 species of coral and 2,000 species of fishes.
Canoeing at Minicoy Island: If you are not comfortable with the idea of plunging into the water and still want to behold the treasures of underwater, then go for canoeing at Minicoy Island. As water is transparent and sand is silvery here, it does not hinder your vision through the water and allows you to explore every bit of the underwater charm. While sailing on a small boat, you can spot corals, turtles and many colourful fishes crossing your path. Water is just 2 meters of depth which definitely not going to drown you. Beaming sunrays penetrating the emerald toned water makes canoeing a beautiful experience for you.
Have Some Lip-smacking Local Delicacies: Lakshadweep is largely dominated by Muslim community and therefore you can find many typical Muslim cuisines here with a little twist of indigenous flavour and ingredients. Being surrounded by the sea, Lakshadweep is the hub of mouth-watering sea-foods with a touch of freshly grated coconut. This island can certainly be the foo-paradise of non-vegetarians. With so many options of sea fishes, you can enjoy a full meal with lots of fish fry or fish curry. Evening snacks are best when they are made of fish or crabs. Tow must try local dishes are Bondas and Moah Appam.