Are you tired of your hectic routine and want to relax in the virgin beaches in the lap of nature? Want to enjoy the serene beauty of nature far from polluted cities and enjoy adventurous sports at the same time? If yes, Lakshadweep is the destination you are searching for. The word Lakshadweep implies a hundred thousand islands. Situated nearly 400 km in the western coast of India Lakshadweep is the smallest Indian Territory that consists of a group of 36 islands. The amazing natural landscape, silvery sea beaches, astounding and vivid coral reefs make it a favoured choice of tourists in search of an offbeat destination.
How To Reach:
To know how to reach Lakshadweep go through the following point:
- By Air : Agatti is the only Lakshadweep airport that connects this Indian Territory with the mainland via Cochin International Airport. You can easily reach the airport of Cochin from any part of India as well as major foreign countries. From Cochin, you can reach Agatti in around one and half hour. Flights are available six days a week throughout the year. Helicopter services are also available between Agatti and Bangaram round the year and from Agatti to Bangaram in the rainy season. Click Here To Book Cheap Flight Ticket
- By Ship : From Cochin, you can also board in the ship to reach your most awaited destination. Six passenger ships are operated between Cochin and Lakshadweep namely MV Arabian Sea, MV Kavaratti, MV Lakshadweep Sea, MV Corals, and MV Lagoons etc. A/C First Class with two-berth cabins, A/C Second Class with four-berth cabins, Tourist Class are some of the options offered by these ships. To deal with any medical emergency during 14 to 18 hours of journey doctors are also presented on these ships. In order to entertain their passengers during the journey video shows, cafeteria, walkway, an entertainment lounge are included.
You can reach Kavaratti and Kadmat from Agatti by boat during October and May.
Where To Stay:
Numerous Lakshadweep hotels are there where you can spend your holidays. All you need is to find the perfect one that suits your budget and mood.
Kavaratti Island Beach Resort: It is one of the most popular Lakshadweep resorts for its amazing location. Nestled amidst the beautiful nature of Kavaratti Island, this resort offers a wide variety of adventurous activities to its borders along with a comfortable staying.
Agatti Island Beach Resort: This resort comes with a wide range of accommodations that suits the budget of every traveller. You can enjoy the bliss of modern amenities, swimming pool, spa and gym during your stay in this hotel. Rejuvenate your mind with the stunning beauty of nature of Agatti Island in your holidays.
Kalpeni Tourist Hut: Located in Kalpeni Island, this luxury cottage offers complimentary meals and breakfast to its guests in the beachside table. Beautiful cashew garden, swimming pool, a folk dance program for their visitors are some of the services offered by them.
Minicoy Island Beach Resort: Coupled with amazing natural beauty and sea view rooms, this resort can be your perfect choice. Staffs of this resort can arrange sightseeing for their guests.
Coral Paradise: Coral Paradise is a bunch of secluded cottages in the lap of nature of beautiful Agatti. They offer 24-hour travel desk service.
Best Time To Visit:
Before getting started for Lakshadweep find out the best time to visit this attractive place. Pay a visit to this romantic destination between the month of October and Mid May. During this period the climatic condition is pleasant. Temperature ranges between 20 and 30 degree Celsius during this season. It is better to avoid the monsoon as various islands of Lakshadweep becomes inaccessible due to rain. You can even be deprived of enjoying various adventurous sports if visit in the rainy season. However, to enjoy the flora and fauna of Lakshadweep to its fullest monsoon is certainly the best choice.
Places To Visit:
Minicoy Island: Popularly known as ‘Maliku’ among the natives, Minicoy Island is the second-largest and southernmost island of Lakshadweep. Vibrant blue sea and sun-kissed beach make this island a popular choice among the tourists. From the old lighthouse of the British era, you can enjoy the most spectacular view of the Arabian Sea. Explore the coral reefs and have a visit in Juma Masjid to have an essence of the mediaeval age.
Agatti Island: To enjoy the tranquil beauty of nature amidst the white sand beaches, blue lagoon and green surroundings make this island the centre choice of attraction of Lakshadweep tourism. To make your trip to Agatti Island memorable you can opt for a ride on glass-bottomed boat and enjoy the diverse beauty of underwater.
Kavaratti Islands: If you are fond of adventure this is the place for you to stop. Surrounded by deep blue lagoon tourists can enjoy various types of water sports such as canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving, wind surfing etc. Relax in the silver sand of the beaches and enjoy the bliss of nature. You can even see a wide range of water creatures in the Marine Museum located in this island. Anemones, star-fish, multi-coloured fishes, vibrant corals are some of them to name.
Bangaram Island: Bangaram Island, alike all other islands of Lakshadweep, consists of white sands surrounded by green coconut trees, crystal clear water. Situated amidst the chain of coral reeds Bangaram Island mesmerize you with its diverse range of flora and fauna.
Kalpeni Island: Kalpeni Island, also known as Koefaini, is a group of three small islands namely Pitti, Cheriyam and Tilakkam. Tourists found the charm of this island lies in the coral reef and a shallow lagoon. In this group of islands, you can enjoy various aquatic sports including reef walking, canoeing, snorkelling etc. Sailing in Luxury yachts Cruise in Kalpeni Island can set the perfect romantic mood for the honeymooners.
If you are from any foreign country apply for an e-Tourist visa issued by the Indian government. It takes 4 days for approval. You can get 30 days permission for a time and unable to extend the same over the single period. Keep in mind that everyone irrespective of nationality requires a special permit to visit the spectacular view of Lakshadweep.