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Kalpeni Island, Lakshadweep, along with two small islets of Tilakkam and Pitti and the uninhabited island of Cheriyam in the north form a single atoll. It is known for its scenic beauty. A huge shallow lagoon encloses all of them. It is believed that a violent storm in 1847 threw up huge coral boulders along these shores. It is a socially progressive island; it was in this island that girls first went to school, when women's education was considered a taboo. You can swim, reef-walk, snorkel or water-sport on kayaks, sail boats & pedal boats. Water sports crafts are given on hire; 2 bathing huts with change-rooms are available, at Koomel Beach Resort. A visit to the baniyan factory and the light house is also included in the day's program. 4 tourist cottages are also available for staying tourists.