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Minicoy has another name which probably does it more justice. That is Maliku which means the island for the women. Minicoy is a result of a cross cultural exchange gone wrong but this is a very interesting in all aspects. Earlier a part of the Maldives, this today belong to the Laksadweep group of island yet many of the people from here live in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. These islands sure make a very good story where it concerns cross cultural exchanges. Thus it is quite obvious that the culture of Minicoy is very different from the other Lakshadweep islands. They are more like those of the Maldives. The social structure is also extremely interesting here. A man will live in either his mother's or his wife's house. Remarriage for both men and women is accepted. Though they area conservative Muslim culture, they are still extremely liberal in many approaches and will definitely take you by surprise. Each village of Maliku actually has a female and a male mayor and there are certain social traits that you will never see anywhere. Minicoy is a long island, almost completely covered with coconut trees. One of the few landmarks on the island is a tall lighthouse. On the southern side of the main island lies the uninhabited islet of Viringili where earlier the lepers and the people inflicted by small pox were banished. This is truly an island like no other with customs and traditions that you many never have seen or heard before. Even though this is a lace of incredible beauty, with the wonderful Arabian Sea on every side of this beautiful island, this is still a place that is so very unique due to its varied customs.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 27.0°C /81.0°F 126 mm 154feet /km2 Jan-Mar,Nov-Dec Coming Soon


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