Location: Lakshadweep, India
Summers: 350 C (Maximum), 220 C (Minimum)
Winters: 320 C (Maximum), 200 C (Minimum)
Best Time to Visit: November to April
Nearest Airport: Agatti and Bangaram
Must Visits: Marine Aquarium, Mosques, Beaches, Water Sports, Sunbathing
Language Spoken: Malyalam, Mahl, English
STD Code: 04896
Kavaratti is the administrative capital of India's smallest union territory, Lakshadweep. It lies in the Arabian Sea, 345 km southward of Calicut and Malabar Coast of southern India. Spread over an area of just about 4 square kilometers, Kavaratti is the most developed and second most populated island out of the 36 islands of Lakshadweep. The many lagoons around Kavaratti bring you in the company of star fish, sea cucumbers, and species of fish and other marine life. It is also known for the coconut palms that grow on the northern side of the island. Kavaratti also hosts India's first low temperature desalination plant which was opened here in year 2005 and is expected to desalinate at least 100,000 liters of water every day. The town also has a few administrative buildings, a bank, numerous mosques (around 52), and an aquarium. Its economy solely depends on tourism and hospitality industry.
Kavaratti gets its name from the island upon which it stands. Kavaratti is noted for its carved wooden pillars, carved roofs of its mosques, and carved headstones in the graveyards. Apart from the Ujra mosque, built by Sheikh Mohammad Kasim in the 17th century that is situated on the south eastern part of the island, all other tourist attractions involve water in one way or the other. Few minutes of walk from the Ujra Mosque takes you to a marine aquarium that is also a museum. It possesses different types of awesome and exotic looking shells, corals, and fish. Adventurous and thrilling water sports like kayaking, snorkeling, water skiing, sailing, swimming, and motor boating make up for rest of the tourist attractions in the island of Kavaratti. If too tired from all the sports, visitors can also indulge in some quiet and relaxing time while basking under the sun. Travelers can reach Kavaratti either via flight to the nearest airport of Agatti and Bangaram (Regular flights take off daily from Kochi, India) or via ships that operates between Kochi and various other islands.
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Kavaratti, the stunning capital city of Lakshadweep, studded with palm-strewn beaches, is a cynosure for the honeymooners, tourists and even outlanders, who flock to this island outpost to soak up some sun and laze around
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Serving as the capital and administrative centre of Lakshadweep, the beautiful palm-fringed island of Kavaratti looks like a place straight out of the postcard. Kavaratti attracts huge number of tourists every year
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Serving as the capital and administrative centre of Lakshadweep, the beautiful palm-fringed island of Kavaratti looks like a place straight out of the postcard. Kavaratti attracts huge number of tourists every year with its shallow lagoons and spate