Kadmat Island is a remote island in Lakshadweep at 76 kms from Agatti Airport and where guests arrive for Scuba Diving, Snorkelling and back to basic simple island living experience.
Kadmat Island as with the other Lakshadweep islands are situated in the same Geographical area as more fancied Maldives but minus all the commercialization and finesse. Kadmat Island is so remote that it does not have Internet and any kind of fancy restaurant etc. Liquor is not available on Kadmat. BSNL cellphone connectivity has come in just a few years ago.
Waters around Kadmat Island like everywhere in Lakshadweep are crystal clear with white sand beaches and has abundant marine life all around it. There are a number of dive sites that are exclusive and offer very remote and exclusive experience for divers. Kadmat Island has a dive center that offers all the equipments and support for guests needed to explore waters around Kadmat.
This rustic nature of the Kadmat Island area, its simple living that one experiences and pristine beauty of the area all combine to offers a definitive experience for any experiential traveller.
The people of Kadmat were also not permitted to have a Kazi, who would perform their religious and social functions. It took them over a century to overcome all these social and economic disabilities. Today, the island is inhabited by 5319 people, who are mainly involved in coir twisting. Like other islands in Lakshadweep, Malayalam is the most popular language in Kadmat.
With a wide beach, coconut trees and blue green sea, Kadmat is emerging as a popular tourist attraction. The island is famous for its limestones that are widely used for construction work. With rich underwater fauna and flora, Kadmat is popular as one of the most beautiful scuba diving centres in India. The island is also famous for the array of water sports like snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, sailing and boating.
Cochin International Airport is the main gateway to the destination, which operates regular flights to Agatti, a part of Lakshadweep Island. In order to reach Kadmat, tourists can also board passenger vessels that ply between Cochin and Lakshadweep. The best time to visit Kadmat is during the winter season, which extends from November through March.