(Last Updated on : 13-05-2016)
Island Town in India are encompassed by the lush forests, blue sea and the vast sky formed due to the sudden impedance of the flow of the river and other water bodies before reaching the ocean. The synthesis of clear river water, yellow sun and the deep blue sky offers a magical splendour to the Island towns whilst making these the popular tourist destinations.
Islands of India- River Island and Sea Island
Also known as the river islands, the island towns are the Ithiel towns blessed with a moderate population and are also the most sought after destinations to enjoy nature at its best.
Island Towns in Kaveri River
Amongst the Island towns in India the Kaveri River
islands has played a great role in shaping the Indian demography. The Kaveri River leaves the Kodagu hills and flows onto the Deccan plateau, forming two islands, Srirangapatna and Shivanasamudra.
Another vast river island in the Brahmaputra River
is the Majuli
Island. This is the biggest river Island, famous for its picturesque beauty. The Brahmaputra river island is a home to a number of unique Vaishnavite and Hindu monasteries, famous for performances of religious dance-dramas. Tourism has developed centering the Indian island towns and is believed to be the ideal escape destination.
Car Nicobar is the northernmost part of the Nicobar Islands. This island is famous among the tourists for the townships of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Bhavani Island situated in the midst of the Krishna River
has an administrative unit in Andhra Pradesh. It is located at the upstream of Prakasam Barrage and is considered as one of the largest river islands in India, with an area of 133 acres.
Diviseema is located in the delta area formed at Puligadda where the Krishna River is divided into two before merging into the Bay of Bengal. One merges in Bay of Bengal
at Hamsaladeevi and the other near to Gullalamoda.
Hope Island is a small tadpole shaped island in India. Hope Islands is situated off the coast of Kakinada in Bay of Bengal.
Sriharikota is a barrier island in India. It is off the Bay of Bengal coast located in Andhra Pradesh. It houses the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, one of the two satellite launch centres in India with the other being the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram.
The island of Divar is derived from the word Dipavati, which lies in the Mandovi river
. Divar Island has a large number of temples dedicated to Hindu goddess, many of which are relatively new. The most prominent of them is the Shri Ganesh Sateri Temple at Sateri Bhat.
Shankhodhar is an inhabited island at mouth of Gulf of Kutch
. It is situated 3 km off the coast of Okha
. Shankhodhar Island is measured northwest to southeast in 13 km with an average 4 km in east-west direction. It is a strip of sand and stone situated 30 km north of town of Dwarka.
Shivasamudra is a small island town in the Mandya District
. This island town is famous for the waterfalls in Shivasamudra.
Munroe Island is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake
and the Kallada River. The island village is a tourism destination where one can see the coir retting process, coir weaving, fishing, prawns feeding, migratory bird watch, narrow canals and waterways, coconut farms on the lake shore, lagoons, mangrove plants and the beautiful tiny islands of Pathupara.
Lakshadweep is a group of islands over 200 to 440 kilometres off the south western coast of India. The archipelago is a Union Territory and is governed by the Union Government of India. Aminidivi subgroup of islands and the Laccadive subgroup of islands are both the subgroups having a submarine connection between them through Pitti Bank.
is one of a number of islands in Mumbai
Harbour, east of Mumbai. It is a popular tourist destination because of the island's cave temples, Elephanta Caves
that have been carved out of rock.
Pamban Island also called Rameswaram Island
is an island located between India and Sri Lanka. This island is famous for Pamban Bridge.
Srirangam Island is a river island in the city of Tiruchirappalli
in Tamil Nadu
. It is formed by the river Kaveri and the Kollidam, a tributary of the Kaveri. The island is 19 miles in length and 1.5 miles wide.
is one of a group of islands that form part of the city of Kochi
, in the south-western Indian state of Kerala
. The island was formed in the year 1341, having the tourist importance.
Indian Islands, Geography of India
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Sentinel Islands, Indian Islands
Beaches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Little Andaman, Indian Islands
Cities of Tamil Nadu
Cities of India
Capital Cities of India
Srirangapatna Island, Indian Island
Willingdon Island, Town in Kerela
Tourism in Rameswaram Island
Islands of the Kaveri River