Visiting Places

  

Around the school within 100Km

 

LAKSADWEEP TOURISM

 

          Lakshadweep is a sort of navigators compass, the word meaning destination.  The name “laksha” is only symbolic since the total number of Islands doesn’t even add up to a 1000.  The word “laksha:” means 1, 00, 000 in Malayalam and Sanskrit.  But it has other meanings too! For example, “Lakshya” means “Purpose” and Lakshadweep lies in the hub of the Arabian –African-Asian trade route

          There are many theories as to how the huge archipelago, the Lakshadweep group of Islands emerged.  The most widely accepted one is attributed to Sir Charles Darwin, the renowned English Evolutionist (1842). He opined that the base of the islands below the reef is a volcanic formation over which corals settled and formed into fringing reefs.  These turned into barrier reefs and later to atolls due to the geological submergence of the volcanic base.

           One of the world’s most spectacular tropical island systems, Lakshadweep is tucked away at 220-240 kms. Off the Malabar Coast.  The islands comprise of 4200 sq.km. of lagoon rich in marine wealth ad 36 islands in an area of 32 sq.km.

Each island here is fringed by snow white coral sands.  The crystal clear water and the rich marine flora and fauna enhance the mystique of these islands.  Against the vast blue sea the islands look like emeralds.  The huge wall like reef bordering the outer side of the shallow lagoons blocks the incoming swells of the sea.

 Kavaratti: - capital of the smallest union territory of India, Lakshadweep. Kavaratti is the most developed and inhabited of 36 islands that are present in the Lakshadweep.  The island is about 6 kms in length and 1 km in breadth. This island houses more than 52 astheticaly designed and developed mosques. The most famous mosque of all of these is the Ujira mosque with its exotic carvings in wood.

 

Main business of people of this Island comes from the tourism industry with main source of income being water sports and adventure sports, this scenic place is the most commercially developed place in the Lakshadweep. Friendly people of this remote island are also very talented with their hands and are famous for the stone carvings this art can be viewed in the headstones in the graveyards with Koranic texts carved on them revealing the delicate skill in stone carving. Kavaratti is famous for providing one of the most famous water sports facilities in India. Various facilities available in Kavaratti are swimming, kayaking, water-skiing, snorkeling and sailing.

 

Kavaratti Location:    In the Arabian Sea, approximately 400 kms from the west of the coast of Kerala.

Rainfall in Kavaratti: 1600 mm. (October to November)

Climate of Kavaratti:

Summer:   35 °C - 22 °C
Winter:       32 °C - 20 °C

Best Time to Visit: November to April

 

How to Reach Kavaratti:

By Air:

            One can reach Kavaratti by air as airports are located at Agatti & Bangaram. The Indian Airlines operate flight from Kochi every day except Sunday.

By Ship:
The Lakshadweep islands are linked to the mainland by ships & passenger planes.  Agatti Island and Bangaram Island can be reached by Air and the others by ship from Kochi (Cochin)

By Rail:

            Located in the middle of the sea no way to reach by rail.

By Road:

             Located in the middle of the sea no way to reach by road.

 

Tourist Attractions:

         Water Sports, Sandy Beaches, Marine Aquarium, Dolphin Drive Centre, Kayaking, Sailing, Paddle Boats, Inflatable Motor Boat Rides, Glass Bottom Boats for Watching Marine Life, Water Skiing.  

 

The places of attraction within the island are

1.Museum

2.Desalination plant

3.Light House

4.Beaches

5.Under water scenery – as observed from glass boat    etc....