MINICOY

Location:

8o-17*North Lattitude 73o-04* East longitude,
located 398 kms, from Cochin.

Population:

9495

Land Area:

4.80 sq.Kms.
It is about 10.6 Kms long

Climate:

The climate of the island is moderate.

Language

Mahl

A Glance:

It is the second largest island, the first being ANDROTT. It is the southern most island in Lakshadweep, crescent shaped and has one of the largest lagoons.Viringle is the small islet that you see on the south. Minicoy is set apart from the Northern group of islands by its culture; the islanders are employed as seamen in ocean going vessels the world over. The island has systematically arranged village system known as "Avah"; each Avah is a cluster of houses which is headed by an elected elderly man called Mooppan(Bodukaka). Traditionally all powers to manage village affairs are vested in him. Each village has a village house beautifully decorated and maintained. Mahl is the spoken language. Minicoy is an important centre of tuna fishing.

The Light house of the island  is one of the oldest and was constructed in 1885. You will be taken to the villages, tuna canning factory, the light house and for a long drive through dense coconut groves and winding village roads. The beaches have bathing huts and change rooms; so swim and beach walk, Pedal boat, Kayak and Sail. We provide these on hire. Three tourist cottages and one 20 bedded tourist home have been constructed for the staying tourists. This island is part of Coral Reef and Swaying Palm packages.





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