Who would have thought that beyond the bustling cities of India there is a soporific island far southwest away from the crowd and awaiting to be discovered. This is probably the remotest island I have ever been in so far since I started traveling across the globe.
On-board a cruise ship, we left the city of Mumbai on a sunny Sunday afternoon and arrived in the beautiful and serene Kadmat Island on Tuesday morning.
Kadmat Island is part of the Amindivi subgroup of islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago in India. This coral island has a pristine white sandy beach and a crystal clear water.
The island itself is inhabited by few thousands of people whose livelihood is relying on the Tourism of the island. Many of the tourists are from India, the Middle East, Europe and some from America as well.
They have a restaurant in the island that serves Indian and Western cuisines. You can also find some food stalls around the island where you can have a quick bite.
Beneath the island’s emerald green water, there are abundance of different species of fishes and stunning coral reefs.
The hot weather did not stop me to enjoy the island. Though I almost burn my skin after few hours of swimming and enjoying some beach activities. They have activities like kayaking, banana boat ride, snorkeling, glass-bottomed boat ride and scuba diving.
Overall, Kadmat Island is a great destination for relaxation. It is a place to stay for a week if you are seeking for quiet vacation with a lot of sun. But if you are a traveler who loves party by the beach and other adventurous activities, then two or three days in the island are more than enough.