Island destinations around India

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Island

An island play is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water on all sides.

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Island
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Mauritius

Mauritius has been a well-loved tropical island getaway for many years and has recently scooped a prestigious award for best Indian Ocean Island destination. In Mauritius you can relax in the sun on the beach, sip juice at the pool, play at water sports, shop at the markets and explore the island’s forests and mountain ranges.

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Zanzibar

Zanzibar offers excellent resorts. The beaches are endless and unspoilt and the snorkeling is awesome. Zanzibar offers lots of activities. Swimming with dolphins is the most popular.

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Seychelles

The Seychelles islands are thought to be the ultimate paradise destination in the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by coral reefs that offer some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world, this pristine ecosystem supports abundant, brightly colored marine life.

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Madagascar

The allure of Madagascar is it’s exotic and mysterious wildlife and dramatically contrasting climatic zones. The 71 species of Lemurs are Madagascar’s most famous and fascinating mammals. Each region has its own unique and unusual plants and animals and most of the island’s birds and butterflies are endemic.

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Andaman and Nicobar

Andaman and Nicobar are a group of 572 picturesque islands in the south eastern part of the Bay of Bengal. The islands may be described as a veritable Garden of Eden and a naturalist heaven. The uniqueness of the islands lies in its beautiful silvery beaches, marine life flourishing with rare species of plants, animals and corals, serpentine mangrove lines creeks and the tropical evergreen rain forests.

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Munroe Islands

Munroe consists of a cluster of eight small islands located at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, in Kollam district of Kerala. Munroe has some of the best scenic and natural spots.The Ashtamudi Lake is one of the largest wetland ecosystems in Kerala teeming with aquatic life. While staying at Munroe you can watch coir retting process, coir weaving, fishing and prawns feeding. One can also go for a migratory bird watch.

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Munroe Islands
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Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep is a group of 36 islands covering an area of 32 sq. km. and surrounded by 4200 sq. km. of lagoon in the Arabian Sea. The island is endowed with the beauty of sandy beaches and coral reef which are a delightful treat to the eyes of a naturalist. The islands are among the world's best tropical island systems with rich marine wealth.

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Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram Island is located between peninsular India and Sri Lanka in the Gulf of Mannar. It is basically a pilgrimage centre and a corridor of faith. According to the legends, Lord Rama worshiped Lord Shiva and installed a lingam before crossing over to Lanka by building a bridge to Lanka from here.

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Cochin Island

Cochin has a natural harbor that has seen the coming together of various cultures and traditions over many centuries via sea. The island has become a major stopover for international yachts and cruise ships.

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Chorao

Chorao is a beautiful island on Mandovi River. The island is around five kilometers from Panaji and is one of the largest islands in Goa.The island was first inhabited by the Portuguese.The place is famous for the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary which houses a wide variety of birds.

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Elephanta Island

Elephanta Island is one among the islands in Mumbai harbour. It is well known for its cave temples that have been carved from rocks. The island which was supposed to be the capital of a powerful local kingdom has thickly wooded mango, tamarind and palm trees.

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Diu Island

Diu is one of the calmest islands of India. It forms a part of the union territory of Daman and Diu in the Western coast of India beside Gujarat. Diu is famous for its sunny beaches and breathtaking sunsets. The seashell museum, bird watch tower, Diu fort and the caves of Nayda are the main attractions of Diu.

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Majuli Island

Majuli is an island located on Brahmaputra River in the state of Assam. It is the largest mid river deltaic island in the world. Extinct species of various migratory birds are found in Majuli which creates an environment of bird sanctuary.

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Majuli Island
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