This Beach Destination In India Will Soon Get Maldives-Style Water Villas & We’re Excited!

by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar 3568

If you were saving up every penny to rent out that expensive water villa in the Maldives, this news will give you great relief. Yes, now you can rent water villas in India without having to move out of the country. And, guess where are the water villas coming up? It is in our favourite beach destination, Lakshadweep. In a first, India’s Lakshadweep will soon have water villas similar to those in the Maldives.

Magnificent Water Villas Will Be Set Up At The Cost Of ₹800 crores

Taking to Twitter, Lakshadweep Administrator Praful Khoda Patel on Wednesday said that water villas will be set up at the cost of ₹800 crores to attract tourists to the scenic beauty of Lakshadweep. He tweeted “Magnificent water villas will be set up at the cost of ₹800 crores to attract tourists to the picturesque beauty of Lakshadweep. This project is India’s first of its kind, where the world-class facility will be provided by a solar-powered, eco-friendly villa”.

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The Lakshadweep Locals Have Been Opposing The Move

However, scientists had earlier spoken about the dangers of the project on the sensitive ecology of the island. Experts are worried that the developments will affect the reefs, the underwater grasslands, and the atolls and will also worsen climate changes. The Lakshadweep island is a biodiversity hotspot with a rich culture and heritage. There are several rules and regulations to safeguard the island like mandatory permits for outsiders visiting the island and the unavailability of lands for purchase. However, since the past few months, the locals have been trying to raise a voice with the hashtag #SaveLakshadweep.

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However, despite the opposition, The Lakshadweep administration has issued tenders to build 370 villas in Kadmat, Minicoy, and Suheli islands. In May, Lakshadweep Collector S Asker Ali said that the administrative decisions taken recently by Administrator Praful Khoda Patel will help the union territory to develop like the Maldives thereby benefiting residents.

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