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Minicoy Beach

Location: Minicoy Island, the southernmost part of Lakshadweep.
Best Time to Visit: October to April
Adventure Activities: Under-water diving, water sports and local boat-race-Jahadhoni
Other Attraction: Traditional Lava Dance, 100 years-old Light House, Tunna Canning Factory and Minicoy Shopping centers
Place of accommodation: Tourist cottages and homes

Minicoy BeachA weekend getaway at Minicoy Island is simply unexplainable. It is 450 kms away from Kalpeni and is 139 kms away from Addu Island of Maldives. The scenic vista of Minicoy covers an acre of 4.22 sq. kms and is ranked as the second largest island in Lakshadweep. Visitors lure in this region lies in the bee-line coconut trees and the mirror-like inland lake, located in one corner of the island. Water-sport lovers, often visit this 10 km lengthy place and explore the marine lives, here. Their adventure activities also accompany the various attractions and cultural programmes, exclusive in Lakshadweep.

Adventure in Minicoy Beach
A beach holiday at Minicoy turns exciting with splashing the crystal-clear water and participating the various water-sports like swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, pedal boating and sailing. Underwater diving offers the exclusive pictures of the marine fishes, emerald coral reefs and many strange species.Visitors, at times, take active participation in the Jahadhoni, the local boat-race at Minicoy.

Sightseeing in Minicoy
The southernmost Minicoy beach holds the several nearby attraction. Beach lovers can hangout in the dazzling white sandy shore and enjoy the spectacular view of the refreshing sunrise and the sleepy sunset. Also a beautiful lagoon close to the beach is provided with a number of ferry services and luxury cruises. Tourist can hire any one, according to their budget and sail towards the Viringili Island.

Minicoy is popular for its 1000 years-old light house painted in white , with its lantern roof in red. This massive structure was built in 1800 by the British government and it is still effective in directing the path to many ships and cruises. On reaching the top of the Light house, one can enjoy the majestic overview of the Minicoy beach and its surrounding attraction.

The crescent-shaped beach Minicoy beach is a also point out its nearby local attraction. The cluster of 10 villages (Athiris), situated in its vicinity, offers visitors enjoy the rural living style and the culture dominating the Lakshadweep Island. The village folks are skillful in fishing marine lives and as such many of them escorts the travelers to the fishing sites and highlights the technique of using complicated fishing nets and boats. Visitors can also enjoy the working procedure at Tunna Canning Factory on the islands

When to visit Minicoy
A beach holiday in Minicoy is ultimate during the days between October to April. Visitors receives a warm welcome with the entertaining traditional programmes, organized by the local folks. The festive aura warms up with Lava Dance, which stand as a major attraction from visitors points of view.

Shopping in Minicoy Beach
Other then recreational activities and adventure water-sports, tourist makes a better Lakshadweep visit with hunting colorful items from the nearby shopping centers. The Minicoy crafts are a great memorabilia to take back home. The local shops in Athiris is a great place to shop for.

Place of accommodation in Minicoy
Minicoy beach are facilitated with a number of bathing huts and refreshing rooms. Besides there are three tourist cottages and a tourist home, developed in 20-bedded rooms. Each one of them provide the quality hospitality and options to enjoying water-sports, which indicates a cozy holiday in Lakshadweep.

How to reach Minicoy
By Air
The nearest Airport to Minicoy beach is at Agatti and Bangaram. Regular flights connects this popular beach to other major cities and towns in India.

By Sea
Traveling to Minicoy Beach by sea is also interesting. Lakshadweep islands are well-connected to each other via boat. Visitors can also enjoy cruises from Mumbai to the desired beach.

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