Kalpeni along with two small islets of Tilakkam and Pitti and the uninhabited island of Cheriyam in the north form a single atoll. A peculiar feature of Kalpeni is a huge storm bank of coral debris along its eastern and southeastern shorelines. It is believed that a violent storm in 1847 threw up huge coral boulders along these shores. It is a socially progressive island and it was here that girls first went to school when women’s education was considered taboo. One can swim, snorkel or reef-walk in the vast lagoon and indulge in water sports on kayaks, sailboats and pedal boats. Two bathing huts with change rooms are available at Koomel Beach. Visit to Kalpeni is part of Coral Reef package.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport is at Agatti Island is 15 minutes travel in Helicopter or 3 Hours in vessel.
No rail connectivity to main land from Islands.
There are no direct roads connecting to Kalpeni island from main land.
Government guest houses and private hotels are available in the island. There are tourist huts operated by tourism department of Lakshadweep, which offers blissful beauty from sun faced cottages.