KAVARATTI ISLANDS

KAVARATTI ISLANDS



KAVARATTI ISLANDS

Kavaratti is the most popular and most developed island in Lakshadweep. It is the administrative capital of Lakshadweep. It is blessed with an unparalleled natural beauty that is makes the island one among the most attractive. This island is blend of strong traditional culture and the existence of modern infrastructural amenities. Kavaratti lies in the Arabian Sea about 215 miles (345 km) west-southwest of Kozhikode (Calicut) and the Malabar Coast of southern India. Kavaratti is noted for the carved wooden pillarsand roofs of its mosques and the carved stones of its graveyards. The Island has an administrative building, a bank, numerous mosques, and an aquarium. This island is located between Agatti and Andrott islands of Lakshadweep and is about 6 kilometers in length and 1 kilometer in breadth.

The Kavaratti Island is the headquarters of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. This island is at a distance of 404 km (218 nautical miles) from Kochi and is located between Agatti Island on the west and Andrott Island on the east. It lies between 10o 32 and 10o 35 N latitude and 72o 35 and 72o 40 E longitude, having an area of 4.22 sq km. Maximum length of the island is 5.8 km and width is 1.6 km. It has a lagoon having a length of about 6 km and an area of 4.96 sq km.

Kavarattis prime attraction is the Urja Mosque, a most important pilgrim centre of Muslims and the most beautiful shrine in Lakshdweep. Other attractions here are a captivating Aquarium with many varieties of corals and different species of beautiful colourful fish. This is an ideal spot for water sports .

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