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42 Islands to explore in India

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The seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. A hotpot of languages, religions, numerous cultures & traditions.

Kiltan Island
Kiltan IslandKiltan Island, Lakshadweep, India

Kiltan or Kilthan Island is a coral island belonging to the Amindivi Subgroup of islands of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep in India. It is at a distance of 1,947 km south of the metropolis of Delhi. The nearest mainland frame is Cannanore and the nearest port is Mangalore. Kiltan is settled all through early intervals of commonplace immigration to the Lakshadweep islands. The island become part of an international exchange route between the Persian Gulf and Ceylon. Kiltan is the house of th

Kumbalanghi Village
Kumbalanghi VillageKallanchery Rd, North Kumbalangi, Kumbalangi, Kochi, Kerala 682007, India

A quiet island village known for rural tourism activities. You can see Chinese fishing nets, explore its mangrove forests, and take boat trips along the surrounding backwaters.

Kuruvadweep
KuruvadweepKuruvadweep, Kerala 673579

Group of islets in the Kabini River covered in evergreen forest with rich flora and fauna.

Majuli
MajuliMajuli, Assam 785104, India

Majuli is a lush green environment-friendly, pristine and pollution free fresh water island in the river Brahmaputra, just 20 km from the Jorhat city. Majuli is the world's largest river island and it attracts tourists from all over the world. Among one of the most surreal places in India, Majuli is also a strong contender for a place in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
Mandagadde Bird SanctuaryNational Highway 13, Mandagadde, Karnataka 577220, India

One of the 20 important sanctuaries in India. The sanctuary is situated on an island that spans an area of 1.14 acres and it is surrounded by forest and river Tunga. Over 5,000 birds here during the peak season from July to September, boating can be taken for closer viewing of the nesting birds.

Minicoy Island
Minicoy IslandMinicoy Island, Lakshadweep

Minicoy, locally known as Maliku; is an island in Lakshadweep, India. Along with Viringili, it is on Maliku atoll, the southernmost atoll of Lakshadweep archipelago. Administratively, it is a census town in the Indian union territory of Lakshadweep. Minicoy has a lighthouse built by the British in 1885. Visitors are allowed up, right to the very top. Words cannot do justice to the incredible size of the lagoon, one of the largest in Lakshadweep, the green of coconut trees, and the mirror-like su

MOUSUNI ISLAND
MOUSUNI ISLAND Baliara, West Bengal 743357, India

Mousini Island is the example of virgin Islands where most human feet have not left behind their marks yet. It is the perfect amalgamation of peace and beach, sun and sand, sea and rivers. There are several cottages, resorts and all. One can enjoy leisure days here.

Munda Pahad Beach
Munda Pahad Beach South Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744105, India

The Munda Pahar Beach in Chidiyatapu is very close to nature as it gets from its meandering mangrove cover to the stunning sunsets. Munda Pahar Beach is a mind-blasting beach with an extensive collection of birds possessing over 46 varieties of endemic birds.

Nagina Wadi
Nagina WadiNr.Kankaria Lake, Front Gate No.6, Kankaria, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380002, India

Nagina Wadi is an island in the center of Kankaria Lake. Nagina Wadi is accessed by a straight, tree-lined walkway traversing half of the lake. It is having a musical fountain with multicolored laser lights that are displayed during the night. There are many food stalls so that you can enjoy food along with the fountain. Nagina Wadi, Ahmedabad isn't just the vicinity for sightseeing, but it also permits you to steal a self-indulgent second for your self as nicely.

Netrani Island
Netrani IslandNetrani Island, Karnataka

Also known as Pegion island situated near to the Muradeswar. It is a heart shaped island.

Nisargadhama
NisargadhamaNisargadhama, Karnataka 571234

Tourism, wildlife sanctuary,photography, picnic spot and boating.

Palayi Kadavu
Palayi KadavuKayyoor Rd, Kayyoor, Kerala 671313, India

Palayi Kadavu is pretty much hidden from outsiders. A couple of kilometers away from Nileshwar town is Palayi Kadavu with its amazing view of coconut plantations bordering its banks, and the slowly moving picturesque Tejaswini river. The river which is rather small upstream looks mighty here, nearing its completion of journey to the Arabian Sea.

Pathiramanal Island
Pathiramanal IslandPathiramanal Island, Muhamma, Kerala 688555

A lush green island in the middle of a lake, home to many species of birds.

Peacock Island
Peacock IslandPeacock Island, Baruah Souk, North Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam 781030

Umananda island is the smallest river island in the midst of river Brahmaputra flowing through the city of Guwahati in Assam, a state in northeast India. The British named the island Peacock Island for its structure. The island can be reached via 10 minute ferry, available from Umananda Ghat, located near Guwahati Highcourt.

Pirotan Island
Pirotan IslandPirotan Island, Pirotan, Gujarat

Purotan island is an Arabian Sea island in the Marine National Park, Jamnagar District. It is located 12 nautical miles off the coast , consists of mangroves and low-tide beaches. Of the 42 islands in the park, Pirotan Island is the most popular and is one of the two islands where visitors are normally permitted.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Ranganathittu Bird SanctuaryRanganathittu Road, District Mandya, Srirangapatna, Karnataka 571438, India

The bird sanctuary named after Sri Ranganatha Swamy is an island on the river Cauvery and it is spread on an area of 40 acres. the sanctuary includes 6 islands and was declared as a bird sanctuary in 1940.

Ross Island, Port Blair
Ross Island, Port BlairRoss Island Rd, 744104, India

This Island the erstwhile capital for the most of Andaman Islands from 1858 until an earthquake in 1941. Netaji Subhash Chand Bose Island was also the base for the British Administrator of the penal colony in Port Blair.In 1941, the Japanese converted the site into POW camp, and built war installations, remnants of which can still be seen. It now lies deserted.

Sagar Island
Sagar IslandSagar Island, West Bengal

Gangasagar or Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges delta, lying on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km south of Kolkata. The island is large with an area of 224.3 kms. Gangasagar is a charming tourist destination, which attracts both pilgrims and adventure lovers.

St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's IslandMalpe, Karnataka 576118, India

Also known as coconut island, is a set of four small islands in the Arabian sea off the coast of Malpe. They are known for their distinctive geological formation of columnar basaltic lava.

Velliyamkallu
VelliyamkalluPayyoli Beach Rd, Payyoli, Kerala 673522, India

Rocky islands in the Arabian Sea for adventurers.

Map of Islands to explore in India