The enchanting islands of Lakshadweep are the Caribbean of the Arabian Sea. They have one of the shallowest lagoons in the world covering an area of 4, 200 Sq. Kilometers. The capital of Lakshadweep is Kavaratti. The islands lay at the northernmost part of the Lakshadweep-Maldives-Chagos group of islands, located on top of the vast undersea mountain range, the Chagos-Laccadive Ridge
Only ten of the islands are inhabited and the total population is just under 65, 000. The only airport is situated in the island of Agatti. Interconnectivity between Lakshadweep islands is by ferry service operated by the Lakshadweep administration. All of the Lakshadweep islands are formed on huge coral shelves and all of them have coral reefs very close to their shores which make Lakshadweep holidays memorable.
The archipelago of Lakshadweep forms a terrestrial eco region along with the Maldives and the Chagos. Lakshadweep is home to over 600 species of marine fishes, 78 species of corals, 82 species of seaweed, 52 species of crabs, 2 species of lobsters, 48 species of gastropods, 12 species of bivalves and 101 species of birds. This is one of the reasons why Laskshadweep package tours are close to the hearts of nature enthusiasts.
The secluded location and serenity of the islands add to its charm and calm nature. The most visited islands include Agatti, Kavaratti, Bangaram, kalpeni, Kalpitti and the uninhabited virgin island of Thinnakkara. Almost all Lakshadweep tour packages cover one or more of these charming islands.
There is only one flight to Lakshadweep which operates on a daily basis. It is from Cochin International Airport. The lone flight is operated by Air India. The Lakshadweep flight timings and cost are as follows:
Duration Carrier Number Departure Arrival Daily Air India AI 9505 Cochin : 08.45 am Agatti : 10.05 am Daily Air India AI 9506 Agatti : 10.30 am Cochin : 11.50 am
Passengers can book the flight as Bangalore – Agatti – Bangalore or Cochin – Agatti – Cochin for their Lakshadweep holidays.
Passengers flying from Bangalore for Lakshadweep holidays need not change the aircraft at Cochin.
Cochin – Agatti and Agatti - Cochin Rs. 5,500/- - Fixed for all seats
In order to make the Lakshadweep tour economical, travelers from Bangalore reach Cochin by road or train instead of flying. It is only a night’s journey between Bangalore and Cochin. The same option can be used for returning to Bangalore.
- Lakshadweep tourism department, in coordination with the Lakshadweep administration has endeavored greatly to make Lakshadweep accommodation a wonderful experience. Lakshadweep resorts include those owned and operated by the government along with private Lakshadweep beach cottages. All efforts have been made to make the stay pleasurable in tune with Lakshadweep heritage.
Samudram: This Lakshadweep Cruise is operated by a society under Lakshadweep Administration called Society for Promotion of Nature Tourism and Sports and referred in short as Lakshadweep SPORTS. The details of the five days Lakshadweep Ship Package can be viewed by visiting the “Packages” page on this Lakshadweep website.
- This site contains enough information on Lakshadweep Tourism and is meant for visitors to the island. However, we strive to provide more information on Lakshadweep Tour packages through our Lakshadweep Guide.
Everyone wishing to visit Lakshadweep require a permit from the administration. However, there are certain Lakshadweep tour packages that don’t need a PCC. They can be viewed in the packages section of this website. In order to avail cheapest package tours to Lakshadweep it is advised to go for one that requires Lakshadweep permit through a good Lakshadweep agent.
The following documents are required for Lakshadweep Holidays. They should be submitted to the Lakshadweep Government at least 14 days prior to departure from Cochin.
•3 passport size photographs – Original
•Photo copy (Xerox copy) of Government issued Id card (Voter ID, Driving license, Aadhar card, Passport etc)
•Duly filled and signed Lakshadweep Entry application form (form will be given by Lakshadweep Tour Operator ) – Original
•Police Clearance Certificate (format will be given by Lakshadweep Agent) - Original
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