Lakshadweep

The Lakshadweep archipelago is located between 155 and 261 nautical miles (287 and 483 km) from Cochin on the mainland. Tourism is restricted to ensure that the delicate environment is not ecologically dameged.Only five islands are open for tourism - four to domestic tourists and two for international travellers. Bangram, the resort for international tourists, is uninhabited. The four islands that are open for domestic tourism are Kavarattim the administrative capital; Kalpani with its rich coral and marine life; Kadmat with its very fine beach; and Minicoy which has one of the largest lagoons in the archipelago Agatti has beautiful lagoons and the airport is located here. Visitors can arrive by ship, enjoy a wide range of watersports, explore marine life, and relax. Tourism here is controlled by the Society for Promotion of Recreational Tourism and Sports (SPORTS).