Lakshadweep, formerly the Laccadives, is a group of islands situated some 400 km off India's west
coast in the Arabian sea. They are India's only coral atolls and geologically a part of the same chain as the Maldives.
Lakshadweep is India's smallest union territory. The name literally means "Hundred Thousand Islands" in Sanskrit
(laksha = Hundred Thousand (1 Lakh), dweep = island). It has ten inhabited islands, 17 uninhabited islands, attached islets,
four newly formed islets and 5 submerged reefs. Lakshadweep is one of the most beautiful destinations that you could visit
during your holidays. This union territory of India is in the Arabian Sea and consists of twelve atolls, three reefs and
five submerged banks. The beautiful marine life, the villages, the tourist resorts and the mosques are great attractions
for the tourists.
Peak season is December to May, when it is cooler and drier. May to September is the main (southwest)
monsoon season, but the October-November northeast monsoon can also be rainy.