Kavaratti is the capital of the Lakshadweep Islands since 1964 with most population. Fifty-two mosques are spread out over the island, among which the most beautiful is Ujra mosque. Water from a well near the mosque is believed to have curative powers.
The beautiful calm lagoon forms an ideal spot for water sports and basking on sandy beaches. Kayaks, wind surfers and sailing boats are available on hire. Marine life exhibits can be seen at the marine aquarium, which has excellent collection of specimens. The Dolphin Drive Centre is another attraction for water sports enthusiasts. The Dolphin Dive Centre is an attraction for those who love scuba dive.