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Lakshadweep is a group of islands in the Laccadive Sea, 120-270 miles off the south western coast of India.
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Why is Lakshadweep known as a coral island?

lakshadweep islands are called coral islands as polyps, over the years when die forms layers of land. it is a natural and slow phenomena. thus, like this Lakshadweep is formed.

How many islands are there in lakshadweep?

There are a total of 39 islands that make up Lakshadweep. There aretwelve atolls, three reefs and five submerged banks. The geographyof Lakshadweep changes frequently with growing reefs andfluctuating ocean levels.

Why is the sand in lakshadweep white?

Coral islands are created by tiny sea-creatures called polyps. In order to protect skeletons of Calcium carbonate. When they die, these skeletons turn into large masses of white limestone.

Why lakshadweep is called coral island?

Lakshadweep is made from tiny marine animals known as polyps. The skeleton of these creature after they die are known as coral. Since Lakshadweep contains many polyps it is known as coral islands.

Do you need a passport to go to lakshadweep?

For Indians: All Indian tourists need to get entry permits from the Lakshadweep administration. The four islands open to Indian Tourists are Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Minicoy, and Kadmat. Tours to these islands by ship are organized by the Society for Promotion of Recreational Tourism and Sports (SPORTS) (MORE)

Which bird sanctuary is situated in Pitti Island of Lakshadweep?

Pitti bird sanctuary is the only bird sanctuary in Lakshadweep. This island is protected under Indian wildlife act 1972. This island is the only place in India where terns breed. Though terns breed in other open reefs like Cheriyapani and Valiyapani Pitti support the highest numbers. For more detail (MORE)

How lakshadweep island formed?

well, today when my social mam was explaining me about lakshwadeep island ...she told us that it was formed by small creatures names sea polyps and like that it went on .. This Is True ... =)

How far is lakshadweep from trivandrum?

Lakshadweep is not accessible directly from Trivandrum, you need to travel via Kochi. (Kochi is 6 hours away (by road) from Trivandrum ) Lakshadweep is about 18 hours away (by Sea). By Air (Air India) to Lakshadweep from Kochi, is about 1.5 hours. Distance between Kochi & Lakshadweep - 440KMs

What is the size of lakshadweep islands?

Lakshadweep is the smallest union territory in the Indian sub-continent. The whole of Lakshad-weep area is comprised of three coral reefs, five banks that are immersed under water and twelve atolls. The wonderful land of Lakshadweep has immense possibility of being a world famous tour-ist spot. (MORE)