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Lakshadweep is a group of islands situated off India's west coast, in the Arabian sea. It is India's only Coral Islands.
Lakshadweep is India's smallest union territory. The name literally means "a hundred thousand islands" in Sanskrit (laksha = lakh, hundred thousand. dweep = island) It has ten inhabited islands, 17 uninhabited islands attached islets, four newly formed islets and 5 submerged reefs 1 (http://lakshadweep.nic.in/location.htm). The inhabited islands are
By Ship: Take a ship from Kochi (Cochin). Takes approx. 24 hours
By Air: Indian Airlines flies from Kochi and Goa. Kochi flights are daily (except Sunday) and Goa flights are twice a week. Flights land at Agatti island which is the only airport in the Lakshadweep
By boats/ferries: These can be used for getting around from one island to the other
Once on an island, there arent' too many options. You can travel by foot or hire a bicycle.
Tap water here is through bore wells and a bit hard. Rainwater harvested during the rainy season is the major source of drinking water. Non availability of drinking water accounts for a number of islands being uninhabited.