The Indian Hotels Company, a subsidiary of Tata Group, has signed agreements to develop two luxury resorts on the islands of Suheli and Kadmat.
Tata Group to Build Luxury Resorts in Lakshadweep Islands Tourism with Taj-Branded Island Resorts
The Tata Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates, is entering the tropical paradise of Lakshadweep with two new Taj-branded island resorts. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), a Tata subsidiary, has signed agreements with the Lakshadweep Development Corporation (LDC) to develop sustainable luxury resorts on the islands of Suheli and Kadmat, set to open in 2026.
The iconic Tata Group owns over 250 hotels across 11 countries under brands like Taj, Vivanta and Ginger. This Lakshadweep project expands its footprints into one of India’s most enchanting yet overlooked union territories – a tropical archipelago of 36 coral islands in the Arabian Sea. Only 10 islands are inhabited.
Lakshadweep’s pristine white beaches, sparkling lagoons rich in marine life and rare flora and fauna have an offbeat allure for water sports enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking and sailing. There’s also natural beauty in endangered species like the Hawksbill turtle, spinner dolphin and coral trout.
However, limited infrastructure has impeded tourism growth so far. The Tata Group aims to unlock this potential with its globally renowned hospitality.
The proposed Taj resort at Suheli offers 110 rooms – 60 beach villas and 50 water villas. The Kadmat property also provides 110 rooms – 75 beach villas and 35 water villas – for an indulgent island vacation. World-class amenities like restaurants, bars, spas and pools integrate sustainability to preserve the fragile local ecosystem.
IHCL CEO Puneet Chhatwal notes these projects align with the company’s pioneering legacy across destinations countrywide. The properties hope to attract more domestic and international tourists seeking offbeat natural luxury and support the islands’ socio-economic development.
With over 150 years of trust and innovation across industries like steel and IT, the Tata brand’s Lakshadweep foray creates tremendous tourism and development opportunities for the local population. It’s another achievement for the group combining business excellence with social consciousness.