Popularly known as the Lakshadweep islands, the Laccadive Islands are a conglomerate of thirty six exotic coral islands on the shores of Arabian Sea. Golden sandy beaches, crystal clear water of Arabian Sea, and picturesque landscape represents the beautiful island of Lakshadweep or Laccadive.
The ancient land of Laccadive derived its altered name in the year 1973. An important toruist hub, Lakshadweep presents the tourist with a wonderful opportunity to explore their latent potentialities and sporting zeal through the various water sports of the region.
The Laccadive Island is one of the inhabited islands that represents the rich biodiversity of the region. The Laccadive or the Lakshadweep islands support many lighthouses that helps in the navigation of ships of the region. Under the supervision of the Department of Lighthouses and Lightships of the Ministry of Shipping, the tall towers with huge search lights enables the captains of the ship to locate the island from far off distances.
The origin of Laccadive is based on the rich historical and religious legends that have triggered down from the ancient past to the modern era by the word of mouth. Comprising mostly of the Muslim community, the economy of Laccadive depends on the traditional industries of fishing, coir making and cultivation of coconut. The island of Laccadive or Lakshadweep is endowed with immense tourism potential.
The majority of the local people of Laccadive island speak Malaylam, while a few speak the Mahl language. An important tourist hub of India, the Lacacdive islands or Lakshadweep islands present a harmonious blend of natural scenic beauty coupled with modern infrastructural facilities that imparts a unique character to the sole coral reef island of the country.