Kavaratti Island is the most famous destination in Lakshadweep. It is one of the few places in the world that lets you explore the starfish, sea cucumbers, jellyfish and other interesting aquamarine bodies. Kavaratti is popular for the snow white coral sand and lagoon that are available here along with coconut trees that covers most of the region.
Highlights of the Place
Ujra Mosque: It is a 17th century mosque where Sheikh Mohammad Kasim's grave is situated and so it makes it an important pilgrimage destination. Women are not allowed to visit the main prayer hall.
An Aquarium and a Museum here is a major attraction which has several colorful species of fish.
A well within its precincts is believed to contain water of curative powers.
The Kavaratti island lagoon is the perfect destination that offers a number of adventurous and interesting activities like windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing and so on.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Kavaratti is from November to April when the weather is moderate and suitable for water sports.
There are 4 passenger ships available that offers diverse classes of lodging services to the tourists.
How to Reach
By Air: Kavaratti does not have its own airport but the nearest is Agatti.
By Rail: There are no railways to reach the place but the nearest railhead to the destination is Cochin.
By Road: Because of its geographical location, there is no way to reach Kavaratti by road.
By Ship: Ships and luxury cruises are the most preferred option. However the ship services remain closed during the monsoon.