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Kalpeni Island, Lakshadweep

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Around a hundred and fifty miles off the coast of Cochin in mainland India is the tiny island Kalpeni, measuring in at only 2.8 sq km. This north-south aligned island is known majorly for its beautiful 2.8 km wide lagoon. Kalpeni is most famous for Tip Beach, a white sandy beach with a shallow emerald coloured lagoon and clean pristine water ideal for diving, snorkeling, even a casual afternoon dip.

Tip Beach is located on the northern tip of the island, hence the name. Kayaking and reef walking are other activities the beach is famous for. Tilakkam, Pitti and Cheriyam islands make up the Kalpeni Island group and it’s also famous for a 37 m tall lighthouse. Once at the top, one can stare at the beauty that is the Kalpeni Island group with its dense tree canopy and picturesque lagoon.

One can rent tourist cottages available on the island on a twin sharing basis. Getting to the island is a breeze with direct departures by sea available from Cochin port on the west coast of mainland India.

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