लक्षद्वीप Lakshadweep Emergency Numbers

Lakshadweep Important Emergency Numbers, Hospital’s Helpline Numbers, Child Helpline, Women Helpline & All Helpline numbers.

Lakshadweep is a group of islands in the Lakshadweep Sea, 200 to 440 km (120 to 270 mi) off the southwestern coast of India. The archipelago is administered as a union territory and district of India.

Lakshadweep Helpline Numbers

Ambulance108 / 102
Women Helpline1091
Child Helpline1098
Electricity Complaints04896-263709


CHC AGATTI04894-242857
CHC AMINI04891-273532
CHC ANDROTT04893-232219
FAC , BITRA04899-276221
Government Hospital, Minicoy04892-222427
PHC Chethlat04899-276221
PHC KADMATH04897-274725
PHC KALPENI04895-252254
PHC KILTAN04898272223
Director , Medical and Health , Indira Gandhi Hospital , Kavaratti04896-2623161
Medical Supretendent , Indira Gandhi Hospital04896-262117

Ambulance : 102 OR 108

Call Hospital Numbers above for Local ambulance also 102 , 108
Panchmukhi Air Ambulance 070705 69742
Falcon Air Ambulance92059 09876


Nearest AirportAggati Airport : 04894-242615 , Lakshadweep 180km away from kochi Airport

Police Control Room

OIC Kavaratti POLICE04896-263100
OIC Kalpeni POLICE04895-252292
OIC Agathi POLICE04894-242260
OIC Kavaratti POLICE04896-262232
OIC Amini POLICE04891-273244
OIC Minicoy POLICE04892-222232
OIC Kadmath POLICE04897-274227

Tourism Information

SPORTS Lakshadweep Tourism (Information & Booking Desk)0484-2355387, 0484-2355789
Govt. Of India Tourism

Important Website 

LAKSHADWEEP POLICE WEBSITE : https://lakshadweeppolice.gov.in/

GOA GOVERNMENT :  https://lakshadweep.gov.in/

Island at a glance

They were also known as the Laccadive Islands, although geographically this is only the name of the central subgroup of the group. Lakshadweep means “one hundred thousand islands” in Sanskrit, and Malayalam, the most spoken language in the territory.

On 1 November 1956, during the reorganization of Indian states, the Lakshadweep islands were separated from Malabar District and organised into a separate union territory for administrative purposes. The new territory was called Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands before adopting the Lakshadweep name on 1 November 1973.

It is the second largest and southern most island in Lakshadweep, crescent shaped and has one of the largest lagoons. Viringli is the small islet that you see on the south. Minicoy is set apart from the Northern group of islands by its culture. The closest land to Minicoy is Thuraakunu Island in the Republic of the Maldives about 100 km to the south across the Vangaaru Channel.

The main attraction of the island is its carefully arranged villages, known as ‘Avah’. Each Avah has its own internal organization headed by a Moopan, around which the life of the community rests.

Every Village has its own village house. In total there are 10 villages in the island, and are named as Bada, Aoumagu, Boduathiri, Rammedu, Sedivalu, Aloodi, Funhilol, Kudehi, Falessery and Kendiparty (from south to north). Each village is headed by a Bodukaka and a Bodudatha assisted by a 2nd Bodukaka and a 2nd bodudatha.

First Bodukaka looks after the internal matters of the village and 2nd Bodukaka the external affairs. Village house is the place where ‘Baemedu’ (Assemblage of villagers) is held.

As source of income a village has fishing boats, country crafts and coconut trees. Common feasts are conducted at the village house during the celebrations of Eid and other festive occasions.

The houses, which stand in their own private enclosures, are arranged in streets. They are kept neat and tidy and reflect the urge of the people for order and colour. All the houses have a swing cot made of wood which is beautifully furnished and painted in different hues.

The inhabitants love a profusion of colors, be it on the beautifully engraved tabletops that decorate their houses or on fishing boats or racing dhonis. One of the handicrafts of the people is boat modeling which is a piece of art painted in different colours.

The folk dances of Minicoy are ‘Lava’, Thaara’, ‘Dandi’, ‘Fuli’ and ‘Bandiya’. Colourful and elegant race boat known as ‘Jahadhoni’ are used for race, reception of dignitaries and for annual picnic to Viringili/Raggan.

Population(2011) 10447
Density(per Sq.km) 2163
Access by Air and Sea from India,South-west coast
Location 8°- 17* North Lattitude 73°- 04* East longitude
Distance to Malabar coast 398 kms from Kochi
Total geographical Area 4.80 sq.Kms
Maximum Length 11 km
Temperature 32oC (Max.) to 28oC (Min.)
Humidity 70-75%
Highest Rainfall 241.8 mm.recorded in 24 hours
Literacy Rate 93.01

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