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Lakshwadeep is the smallest Union Territory of India and is located in The Arabian Sea. It consists of twelve coral atolls, three coral reefs, five banks, and numerous islets, and is under the jurisidiction of Kerala High Court. The capital of this union territory is Kavaratti. It is a famous tourist destination and has many state of the art hotels. Tall green coconut palms offer spectacular beauty and turn this land into a tropical paradise. The calm waters of the lagoons are home for an exotic underwater marine life that amazes viewers with a play of colors and underwater antics. Out in the open sea, Dolphins, Turtles, Tuna, Rays and Flying fish can be sighted. The main islands are Kavaratti, Agatti, Amini and Minicoy.

Disclaimer: All efforts have been made to make this image accurate. However Compare Infobase Limited and its directors do not own any responsibility for the correctness or authencity of the same. Lakshadweep happens to be the smallest union territory of India. Lakshadweep is one of the favorite tourist spot in India. Kavaratti is the capital of Lakshadweep.

One can experience the beauty of nature in the different islands of Lakshadweep. The islands are •Minicoy
The geographical location of Lakshadweep is 8 degree to 12 degree 30 min North Latitude and 71 degree to 74 degree East longitude. The population of Lakshadweep according to 2001 census is 60,595. The population density is 500-2500 people per km.

The total area of Lakshadweep is 32 sq. km. There are ten inhabited islands and 17 uninhabited islands in Lakshadweep. Fishing, coconut cultivation and coir twisting are some of the major occupation of the inhabitants of these islands.

Amini Island
One of the inhabited islands of Lakshadweep, theAmini Island draws several tourists all through the year who are enthralled and enchanted at the bewitching beauty of the region. Endowed with the bounty of nature, the Amini island presents a harmonious balance between the natural scenic beauty coupled with modern infrasturctural facilities.

The Amini island boasts of a rich cultural tradition and religious history which has percolated to the modern era. According to a historical legend, the revered Saint Ubaidullah had taken shelter in the Amini island. Later on Saint Ubaidullah started preaching Islam from the Amini island of Lakshadweep. With the spread of the Islam religion more and more people from far off places began to settle on the shores of the Amini island to gain spiritual knowledge.

The golden sandy beaches, crystal clear water of the Arabian Sea and the salubrious weather of the Amini island makes it one of the most sought after tourist destination of the Lakshadweep. The Amini islands offers the tourists with a wonderful opportunity to find out their latent talents and explore their sporting zeal through the various adventurous water sports of the region. Most of the indigenous people of the Amini island depend on traditional occupations of fishing, coir making and cultivation of coconut to earn their living. In the recent years, tourism has emerged as an important industry and a sorce of living for many people of the Amini island.

The Amini island of Lakshadweep is accessible by air and sea. Far from the maddening crowd of the cities, the serene and calm surrounding of the Amini islands provides relief from the stress and strains of daily life.

Minicooy Island
Located to the south of Lakshadweep, the Minicoy island encompasses a total population of 9495. Popularly referred to as the female island, the Minicoy island boasts of rich historical legacies and cultural traditions that has percolated from the bygone golden era to the modern times.

Believed to be the descendants of the deep blue sea, the local population of the Minicoy island comprise mostly of the Muslim community who speak the Mahl language. The...
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