(Lakshadweep) are Indian islands. They are geological extension of the Maldives. There are same beautiful beaches
and the Muslim population. To visit the islands, foreigners have to obtain permit in advance. Shore and seabed: sand. 
The number of hotels on the islands is limited, they must be booked in advance via special travel agencies, and they are not cheaper than hotels in the Maldives. So a trip to Laccadives will cost you same as a trip to the Maldives. Find hotels in Laccadives
How to get there 
Fly to Agatti Airport (AGX)
. Next take a helicopter or local boat.
There are also big ships from Kochi to different islands of Laccadives. We don't recommend this option, as the journey takes a lot of time and the conditions on board are extremely uncomfortable. Find flights to Laccadives
When to go 
The best time to visit Laccadive islands is a winter half of the year, as it's too rainy in summer.
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