Lakshadweep – Just of the Kerala coast lies a loose cluster of 36 tiny coral islands- India’s only ones. pristine and ethereally beautiful, only ten are inhabited- four are open to Indian tourists and only one, Bangaram, is uninhabited and open to both Indians and foreigners. The aquamarine stillness of the clear sun warmed lagoons is ideal for swimming and water sports. Each lagoon is girdled by coral reefs, stunning formations brought alive by marine life of breathtaking beauty and brilliant iridescent colours. It is an idyllic setting for a peaceful getaway holiday, undisturbed by modern entertainment or urban crowd however, the ecology here is unique and very precious, needing utmost care and non invasive enjoyment form the visitors. The islands are protected and it is essential to take a package tour, available at SPORTS, Lakshadweep Secretariat, Harbour Road Willingdon Island, Cochin. For foreign nationals Bangaram Island Resort, Casino Hotel, Willingdon Island Cochin.

Tourist places in Lakshadweep

Kavaratti- capital. Uira mosque, aquarium.

Kalpeni, Kadmat, Minicory – Places with lagoons rich in corals and Marine life.

Bangaram – open to international tourists great for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and other water sports. It is an uninhabited island. Cruise around the islands available.

Agatti- Airport.

List of Indian States, and information like their capital, language of state and year of establishment.

StatesCapitalLanguagesYear of Establishment
Andhra PradeshHyderabadTelugu and Urdu1951
Arunachal PradeshItanagerMiji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi1972
AssamDispurAssamese1975
BiharPatnaHindi1912
ChhattisgarhRaipurHindi2000
GoaPanajiMarathi and Konkani1961
GujaratGandhinagarGujarati1970
HaryanaChandigarhHindi1966
Himachal Pradesh
ShimlaHindi and Pahari1948
Mizoram
AizawlMizo and English1972
Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter) Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri1948
JharkhandRanchiHindi2000
KarnatakaBangaloreKannda1956
KeralaTrivandrumMalayalam1956
Madhya PradeshBhopalHindi1956
MaharashtraBombayMarathi1818
ManipurImphalManipuri1947
MeghalayaShillongKhasi, Jaintia and Garo1970
Nagaland
KohimaAo, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha1963
Orissa
BhubaneswarOriya1948
PunjabChandigarhPunjabi1966
RajasthanJaipurRajasthani and Hindi1948
SikkimGangtokBhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu1975
Tamil NaduChennaiTamil1688
TripuraAgartalaBengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak1956
Uttar PradeshLucknowHindi1937
UttarakhandDehra DunHindi2000
West BengalCalcuttaBengali1947
Union territories:
Andaman & Nicobar1956
Lakshadweep1956
Chandigarh1966
National Capital Territory of Delhi2001
Dadra and Nagar Haveli1941
Pondicherry1954
Daman and Diu1987

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