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.
List of Indian States, and information like their capital, language of state and year of establishment.
|States||Capital||Languages||Year of Establishment|
|Andhra Pradesh||Hyderabad||Telugu and Urdu||1951|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Itanager||Miji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi||1972|
|Goa||Panaji||Marathi and Konkani||1961|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Hindi and Pahari||1948|
|Mizoram||Aizawl||Mizo and English||1972|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter)||Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri||1948|
|Meghalaya||Shillong||Khasi, Jaintia and Garo||1970|
|Nagaland||Kohima||Ao, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha||1963|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur||Rajasthani and Hindi||1948|
|Sikkim||Gangtok||Bhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu||1975|
|Tripura||Agartala||Bengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak||1956|
|Andaman & Nicobar||1956|
|National Capital Territory of Delhi||2001|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||1941|
|Daman and Diu||1987|