Small islands, mostly coral atolls with sandy soils. Inhabited islands have higher eastern sides and lagoons on the western sides.
Temperatures range from about 70 °F to nearly 90 °F throughout the year. Cyclones are rare but can alter land features.
Abundance of coconut palms, diverse trees, and marine life, including sharks, rays, turtles, and various birds.
Descendants of migrants from the Malabar Coast, predominantly Islam followers with a unique cultural blend.
Agriculture relies on coconut palms and copra production. Fishing, food processing, and manufacturing contribute significantly.
Government-monitored tourism with permits required. Focus on preventing negative environmental impact.
Connected to the Indian mainland by sea and air. Limited road infrastructure, with an airport on Agatti Island.
Led by an administrator appointed by the President of India. Lakshadweep is a single district with 10 subdivisions.