Kalpeni Island

  • Location: 10o-05*North Latitude 73o-39* East longitude, located 287 kms, from Cochin
  • Population: 4319
  • Land Area: 2.79 sq.kms
  • Climate: The climate of the island is moderate.

Also known as Koefaini, Kalpeni islands is a group of three islands and is one of the most picturesque areas of Lakshadweep. Cheriyam, Pitti and Tillakkam are the islands which together forms the Kalpeni islands.

It is known for its scenic beauty & the small islets called Tilakkam & Pitti & a uninhabited island on the North called Cheriyam. A huge shallow lagoon encloses all of them. A peculiar feature of Kalpeni atoll is the huge storm bank of the coral debris along the eastern & the south – eastern shorelines. It is believed that huge boulders were thrown up during a storm in 1847. it is a progressive island. It was in this island that girls first went to School, when woman’s education was considered a taboo. Hare one can swim reef-walk or water sport on kayaks, sail boat & pedal boat. Water sport crafts are given on hire; two bathing huts with change rooms are available Koomal Beach Resort. A visit to Baniyan Factory & the Light House is also included in the day’s program.

These islands are inhabited and are frequently visited by tourists. Kalpeni is famous for its beautiful lagoon surrounding the island and is highly rich in Coral life. Naturally, this place is among the must-see places in Lakshadweep. This is also a great spot to enjoy water sports including Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Reef walking, canoeing, kayaking and sailing yachts. Kalpeni is part of Coral Reef packages of SPORTS.