KALPENI

Location:

10o-05*North Lattitude 73o-39* East longitude,
located 287 kms, from Cochin.

Population:

4319

Land Area:

2.79 sq.Kms.

Climate:

The climate of the island is moderate.

A Glance:

It is known for its scenic beauty and the small islets called Tilakkam & Pitti and an uninhabited island on the north called Cheriyam. A huge shallow lagoon encloses all of them. A peculiar feature of KALPENI atoll is the huge storm bank of coral debris along the eastern and south-eastern shorelines. It is believed that huge boulders were thrown up during a storm in 1847. It is a progressive island; it was in this island that girls first went to school, when women's education was considered a taboo. Here one can swim, reef-walk or water-sport on kayaks, sail boats & pedal boats.Water sports crafts are given on hire; 2 bathing huts with change-rooms are available, at Koomel Beach Resort. A visit to the Baniyan factory and the Light house is also included in the day's program. 4 tourist cottages are also available for staying tourists. Kalpeni is part of Coral Reef and Coconut Grove Packages.





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