Travelling to Lakshadweep
For travelers who love to bask in the sun on vast beaches, Lakshadweep is the perfect destination to visit. The clean waters and sparesely populated islands make it a perfect place to go for a relaxing holiday.Lakshadweep is a group of 35 islands out of which 17 are uninhabited, making way for an array of adventures.
The inhabitants of Lakshadweep island speak the Malyali language due to their proximity to the state of Kerala. But their accent is slightly different from that of Kerala. Dwellers of some of the islands also speak the Mahl language which is the mother tongue of Maldives. As the number of tourists in this state have increased, many local tour guides as well as shop keepers speak broken English. Still, it is always helpful to learn some rudimentary Malyali phrases like these ones:
Thank You – Nannhi
Nice to meet you – Kandelhe Sandosham
How much is this? – Edhunu Ethraya
Where? – Evide
When? – Eppol
What to See:
If you are planning to stick to only beach traveling, carry some loose summer clothes and some old clothes/ swimming costume for entering the water. It would be advisable to carry some warm clothes as it may get cold in the night. The island sees a lot of visitors and is open about short clothing, so wearing shorts/skirts will not be an issue.
Time to Visit:
The perfect time to visit Lakshadweep is after the monsoons in the months between December to May. From May to September, the rates of hotels and traveling drop, but unpredictable rains may spoil your trip. The island is virtually inaccessible in October and November.
What to Eat/Drink:
Lakshadweep islands have a variety of restaurants that serve food cooked with tangy condiments and herbs. The specialty of Lakshwadeep is sea food which is available in almost every restaurant. The dishes cooked with coconut oil and fresh fruits are ravishing. Sweet coconut water is a must try here. There are quite a few alcohol selling shops and restaurants here so you can sip on a drink while relaxing at the beach.