Population 10,113 (2001)
Kavaratti is a census town in the Indian Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Kavaratti is also the name of the island upon which the town stands.
The island of Kavaratti lies off the coast of the state of Kerala. The town is located at 10.57° N 72.62° E. It has an average elevation of 0 metres (0 feet).
As of 2001 India censusGRIndia, Kavaratti had a population of 10,113. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Kavaratti has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 72%. In Kavaratti, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The lagoon in Kavaratti island is ideal for water sports, swimming and there are sandy beaches for sun basking. Tourists can enjoy the marine life exhibits at the Marine Aquarium, and a vast collection of specimens at the Museum. Glass-bottomed boats that provide a delightful view of the lagoon's vibrant aquatic life are also very popular. Kayaks and Sailing Yachts are available for hire.
The administrative headquarter; Kavaratti is the most developed island. 52 mosques are spread out over the island including the most beautiful Ujra mosque. It has an ornately carved ceiling believed to be carved from a piece of driftwood.
The Lagoon is ideal for water sports, swimming and there are sandy beaches for sun basking. Enjoy marine life exhibits at the Marine Aquarium, and a vast collection of specimens at the Museum. View the exotic underwater world without getting yourself wet, from the glass-bottomed boats. Hire water sports crafts like Kayaks and Sailing Yachts.
Tourist Huts, white sandy beaches, colourful lagoon await you.
"Taratashi" package is ideal for a visit to Kavaratti. One can visit the island in Coral Reef Package also