Lakshadweep

Kalpeni Island

Kalpeni is 2800 m long and 1200 m wide, you can cover the entire island in a short walk. If you are a tuna lover, Kalpeni is the best place to visit in Lakshadweep for you. Much like most islands in the area, it is equipped with a lighthouse too, which has three white flashes that cover a stunning distance of 33.33 km with every flash in 20 seconds. Kalpeni is famed for bewitching landscape with the small islets Tilakkam, Pitti and an uninhabited island on the north called Cheriyam. The Island bears striking resemblance to the Maldives, and can be rightly called a ‘blue lagoon. It has the largest lagoons among all the islands of Lakshadweep. These lagoons are quite shallow and are perfect for all sorts of water sports activities. You can also explore the Sait Moinuddin mosque while on the island. A distinguishing attribute of Kalpeni atoll is the remains of coral debris running along the shorelines of the Southern and South Eastern area. The clean waters allow a clear view of what lies inside the waters, thus making your imagination perk up to a whole new level.

  • Kalpeni Island Facts


    Location : It is located 287 km from Cochin

    Latitude : 10° North

    Longitude : 73° East

    Climate : Tropical. 25 to 35 c.

    Languages : Malayalam

    How to get there : Air India operate flight from Kochi to Agatti Island every day. A number of passenger liners, ships for tourists and are operated from Kochi.

    Food & Cuisine : Spiced coconut-rich Vegetarian & Non vegetarian food.

    Tourist Season : October - May for the ship based tour packages.

    Things not to do : Picking up Corals is a punishable crime, Consumption of Alcohol is not allowed on this Island.