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Lakshadweep is a collection of islands in the Laccadive Sea, Two Hundred (200) to 440 km off the South Western coast of India. The archipelago is a Union Territory and is governing by the Union Government of India. They were also recognized as Laccadive Islands, although geographically this is only the name of the central subgroup of the group. Lakshadweep comes from "Lakshadweepa", which means "one hundred thousand islands" in Malayalam.
Capital is Kavaratti.It is well famous for its pristine white sand beaches and calm lagoons, which makes it a fashionable tourist destination. Among the most well-liked means of travel to Kavaratti from the Indian mainland is via an overnight voyage by traveler ships. A number of passenger liners function from Kochi (kerala) to Kavaratti and other Lakshadweep islands.