Welcome to Minicoy Island Lakshadweep, the second largest and southernmost island in the archipelago of Lakshadweep. Located 398 km away from Kochi, Minicoy offers a unique cultural experience and breathtaking natural beauty. The island is distinct from the northern group of islands due to its rich culture and carefully arranged villages known as “Avah.”
Minicoy Island is known for its picturesque setting, with Viringili, a small islet, adding to its charm in the south. The island’s villages, or Avah, are a key highlight, showcasing the organization and community life of the island. Each Avah is headed by a Moopan, and the village houses play a central role in the village’s activities.
Minicoy has a total of 10 villages, including Bada, Aoumagu, Boduathiri, Rammedu, Sedivalu, Aloodi, Funhilol, Kudehi, Falessery, and Kendiparty, each with its own unique character.
During your visit to Minicoy Island, you can explore the villages, visit the tuna canning factory, and admire the historic lighthouse, which dates back to 1885. Take a long drive through dense coconut groves and winding village roads to immerse yourself in the island’s beauty.
The island’s beaches are equipped with bathing huts and change rooms, allowing you to enjoy swimming, beach walks, pedal boats, kayaking, and sailing.
One of the unique aspects of Minicoy Island is its language, Mahl, which is not spoken in any other islands of Lakshadweep. This adds to the island’s distinct cultural identity and provides an opportunity to learn about the local language and traditions.
Minicoy Island offers a range of attractions and activities for visitors. Explore the lagoon with its shallow waters, indulge in scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing, banana boating, and glass-bottom boating. Relax on the white sandy beaches, experience fishing, and visit the local museum and the desalination plant, which showcases the island’s sustainable practices. The deep-sea jetty allows for ship berthing, providing convenient access for visitors.
Immerse yourself in the island’s rich cultural heritage by witnessing traditional folk dances and experiencing the local village lifestyle. Additionally, you can embark on a visit to a local heritage house, where you can learn about the island’s history and traditions.
Stay tuned for upcoming packages that will allow you to explore and experience the wonders of Minicoy Island. Cruises from Kochi provide a convenient way to reach and explore this beautiful island.
Note: The “Package Will Start Soon” indicates that there will be tailored packages available soon to provide visitors with a comprehensive and enjoyable experience on Minicoy Island.