A tropical archipelago located in the midst of the Laccadive Sea, the Lakshadweep islands are as idyllic as they are isolated. Deriving their name from Sanskrit, meaning ‘one hundred thousand islands’, whilst early estimates may have been a bit ambitious (of the 36 tiny islands, only ten are inhabited); their white sandy beaches and palm-lined shores still provide a true desert island experience. The population are mostly Sunni Muslim, fishing being their primary population, considering their proximity to the Arabian Sea, and Oman and Iran beyond. Enjoying a long period of pleasant weather, you can travel to the Lakshadweep Islands, anytime between October to mid-May.