Minicoy Islands

Open Time : 24×7 open

Entry : free

Address : Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep

Why to visit Minicoy Islands

The Islands are known for their beautiful white sand beaches and clear blue Arabian Sea seas. The entire island is covered in palm and coconut trees, adding to the natural beauty of the area. The old lighthouse, which was built by Britishers in 1885 and offers a breathtaking view of the Minicoy and the majestic sea, is a key attraction on the island.

Minicoy, also known as Maliku in the local language, is one of India's best-kept secrets. It is one of the 36 small islets that make up the Lakshadweep group of islands. It is located in the wide Arabian Sea, approximately 398 kilometres (215 nautical miles) from Cochin's coastline.

The small island has a total area of 4.801 square kilometres and is famous for its brilliant coral reefs, charming white-sand beaches, and the endless ocean's freshwater. The Minicoy Island is the Lakshadweep's second-largest island and one of the group's few inhabited islands.

FAQ on Minicoy Islands

How to reach the Minicoy Islands??

The island is 398 kilometres away from Trivandrum. You can take a ferry to the island from here. The nearest airport on the island is well connected to the mainland. The Agatti Aerodrome is Lakshadweep's only civilian airfield. Agatti offers helicopter service as well. The flight time from Cochin to Agatti is around 1 hour 30 minutes and it is available six days a week.

What is the best time to visit the island ??

The climate of Minicoy is tropical Savanna with warm temperatures all year. The winter season is the finest time to visit this island. As a result the best months are September through May. During the winter months especially around November the island offers stunning views and comfortable temperatures.

Are there enough nightclubs to enjoy at night??

No. If you're looking for a vibrant and exciting location with a plethora of nightclubs this is not the place for you.

Special Tip

If you have a few extra days in the city, take the Samudram Cruise. The cruise lasts five days and visits three islands: Minicoy, Kalpeni, and Kavaratti.

By Yashica Singh

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