Top Five Island Treasures in India

Living on an island is an experience not everyone is lucky enough to have. You are in a place enveloped by the blue sea. What more could you need in life when you’re on an island? You feel the complete charm of nature in the air and see the sea every morning

The Indian mainland is surrounded by jewels of nature – islands in the Middle East Ocean, the Bay of Bengal, and nestled within river deltas. These 1,382 islands are not just land formations; they’re treasures of natural beauty and cultural diversity, each of them could  tell its own unique story. Here are some of the main islands in India


  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Take the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, for instance. Here, history and nature coexist peacefully. This group of islands has a tale that takes you back to the Ramayana era, and even today, it holds secrets like the uncontacted Sentinelese tribe, living proof of our diverse human heritage. 

These islands are a significant part of India’s geography. Located southeast of the Indian mainland, they are closer to Myanmar and Thailand than to any Indian state. Their rich history and natural beauty make them a unique part of India’s island landscape.


  • Lakshadweep Islands

In the Lakshadweep Islands, life moves with the rhythm of the sea. These islands, part of a larger archipelago, thrive on fishing and coconut cultivation, with the community’s lifeblood tied to the bounties of the ocean, like the prized tuna.

This group of islands lies off the southwestern coast of India. It is approximately 200 to 440 km from the state of Kerala in the Arabian Sea. The islands form the smallest Union Territory of India, known for their pristine beauty and vibrant marine life


  • Diu

Diu, part of the Daman and Diu union territory, is a canvas where history and natural beauty blend together. From the imposing Diu Fort to the Naida Caves and the beautiful Nagoa Beach, every corner tells a story of its Portuguese past. Diu is an island located off the southern coast of Gujarat, while Daman is a mainland enclave situated on the coast of Gujarat, bordering Maharashtra


  • Elephanta Island

Elephanta Island, with its unique rock formations and historical significance, stands as a beacon of the rich maritime legacy of the region. Its highest peaks, shrouded in mist, add a touch of mystery to its already fascinating landscape.

Elephanta Island is just a ferry ride away from Mumbai city. It is known for its ancient cave temples, the island offers a historical retreat in the Arabian Sea.


  • Saint Mary’s Islands

These islands are located off the coast of Karnataka, near the city of Udupi. Saint Mary’s Islands are a geological wonder, with ancient columnar basalt formations set against the backdrop of the beautiful greenish blue waters and white sandy beaches. It is a true escape for nature lovers.

These islands are more than scenic spots, they are strategic points that guard India’s maritime borders and play a crucial role in its defence and maritime security.


In summary, the islands of India offer a kaleidoscope of experiences – from the serene beauty of Lakshadweep’s lagoons to the historical richness of Diu, and the enchanting charm of Elephanta. Each island is a unique world, inviting you to explore and immerse yourself in its distinct character. As we journey through these islands, we discover not just places, but stories, each woven into the rich tapestry of India’s diverse landscape.

If you’re dreaming of islands, Sai Shishir Tours is here to cover your dreams. We make your dreams come true. While travelling with us you are not just travelling, you’re getting covered in dreams.

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