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Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep

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The Minicoy Island Lighthouse, which was established on 2 February 1885 at the southern end of the Minicoy Island ('Minicoy' is "Maliku" in local usage) in the Indian state of Lakshadweep during the British regime, is 49.5m in height and has now a range of 40nmi it is built in brick masonry and has a lantern and gallery.The lighthouse area in the southern part of the island was once exclusively occupied by the British while the local people preferred to live in the northern part. It has modern instrumentation of electrification and an automatic system of shining mirrors that flash light every 15 seconds. It is also equipped with Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS). The lighthouse was brought under the control of the Government of India when the Indian National Flag was unfurled over its top on 2 April 1956.There is another smaller lighthouse on the island, at its northern end, which was established on 19 November 2008, following the construction of a new jetty with improved landing facilities. It has a focal plane of 22m.HistoryFollowing the opening of the Suez Canal in 1862, which reduced the distance by sea between Europe and Far East, Lord Ripon, then Governor General of British India, decided to build the light house in 1882 itself, which would have a 360 degree visibility, towering over the surrounding tall coconut trees.
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  • We visited the island through Samudram package.We travelled in a ship to reach this island.Visited the famous light house.Beach is like swimming pool.Just you can keep walking for half kilometer.For k...  more »
  • We went for a 4 Nights/5 days Lakshadweep Cruise on MV Kavarati. The ship & especially its crews are the best, so helpful & always trying to make your stay comfortable. Must mention the name of Jafar,...  more »
  • Minicoy islands fits beautifully in the saying "Extraordinary things come in small packages" This destination can be booked through the Lakshwadeep Tourism website. Despite the delays, it is worth the...  more »
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  • I, also reached this place. It's really beautifully.
  • Clear waters with spectacular range of blues. Beautiful lagoon with mind-blowing corals and colourful fish. Must visit
  • One of the 10 inhabitated islands of Lakshadweep (Tiniest Union Territory of India). The islands are restricted area and permit from the administration is required to visit the islands. The minicoy island is the southern most island of Lakshadeep, situated at a distance of 398Km (215 nautical miles) south west of Kochi. Electrified in 1962. Wish to visit for Solar Project
  • Calm evironment. Beautiful place. Great ambiance. Peaceful life. Awesome peoples. Traditional. Tasty foods. No wild animals (i guess). While you commute by a vehicle, always be in alert. Blow horn on each and every turn. Ride safely and responsibly.😎
  • The best place ti vist if you are a beach lover
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