Lakshadweep is a group of islands in the Laccadive Sea, 200 to 440 km of the south western coast of India. Due to its isolation and scenic appeal, Lakshadweep was already known as a tourist attraction for Indians. Water sports activities such as scuba diving, wind surfing, snorkelling, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, sportfishing, yachting and night-voyages into the sea are quite popular activities among tourists.
Tourists flock to these islands throughout the year except during the South-west monsoon months when seas are extremely rough. The main occupation of the people who is living in Lakshadweep is fishing and coconut cultivation with tuna being the main item of export.