Kalpeni has the largest lagoon among Lakshadweep islands. The lagoon is relatively shallow and ideal for all kinds of water sports. A peculiar feature of Kalpeni atoll is the huge storm bank of coral debris along the eastern and southeastern shoreline. The islanders are torchbearers in the field of education. It is here that girls started going to school when any formal type of education was taboo to other islanders. Kalpeni with the small islets Tilakkam, Pitti and the uninhabited Cheriyam with sparkling lagoon in between them are known for its scenic beauty. Koomel, the gently curving bay offers tourists facilities like bath huts, change rooms etc. You can swim, or engage yourself in water sports. Kayaks, SailBoats, Pedal Boats are available on hire.
Apart from regular day tourists, the island can accommodate staying tourists in four tourist cottages managed privately by the islanders. The island is part of Coral Reef package.
Kalpeni is an island in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India. It forms a single atoll along with the uninhabited island of Cheriyam, the Tilakkam and Pitti Inlet.
Littered along the eastern and southern shorelines of the island is coral debris which was the result of a violent storm that hit the area in 1847.
It was the first island in the Union Territory where women were allowed to go to school and get an education.