KADMAT ISLAND

KADMAT ISLAND



KADMAT ISLAND

The Kadmat Island is long and narrow. It is only 0.57 km wide at the broadest point having maximum length of 11 km. It lies between 11° 10 and 11° 16 N latitude and 72° 45 and 72° 48 E longitude, having an area of 3.20 sq km. This island is at a distance of 407 km (220 nautical mil from Kochi and located between Amini Island in the south and Chetlat Island in the north. It has lagoon on the western side, measuring about 2 km at the broadest point with a total area of 37. sq km.

Kadmat is a summit of an underwater mountain where peace by their very nature to enjoy ones solitude. The blue water lagoon is encircling the invaluable wealth of colourful corals, coral habitats, the reef banks, unspoilt virgin beaches, the sun and the moon! The most outstanding strength of Kadmat island lies in its marine wealth. Surrounded on the eastern and western side by large lagoons of spectacular beauty, long and sandy beaches that makes the place one of the ideal tourist destinations in the region. The coral reef systems and reef banks are very unique from an ecological perspective. Kadmat - one of the most beautiful diving locations in India.

The climate of Kadmat is similar to the climatic conditions of Kerala. March to May is the hottest period of the year. The temperature ranges from 25oC to 35oC and humidity ranging from 70 -76 per cent for most of the year. The monsoon period raises temperature to the mercury level between 27- 30 degrees. During the monsoon time, boats are not allowed outside the lagoon because of the violent sea. The presence of the reef maintains calm at the lagoon.

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