Lakshadweep is the smallest Union Territory of India and its just a coral island chain. The total area of this island is just 32 sq.km and the lagoons or water bodies are enclosed by atolls which covers an area of 4200 sq.km. The Lakshadweep territorial water extend to 20,000 Sq.Kms and 4,00,000 Sq.Km of exclusive economic zone (EEZ).Out of 36 island only these 10 Islands are inhabited - Agatti, Amini, Andrott, Bitra, Chetlat, Kadamat, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kiltan and Minicoy. The tourist focal Islands are Kavaratti, Minicoy, Kadamat, Bangaram, Agatti, Thinnakara, Kalpeni and Kavaratti. Kavaratti is the headquarters of this union territory. All of this Islands are restricted area and permits from the administration is required to visit any of these islands. Lakshadweep sports council taken care of the permit formalities, any tour operator or travel agents has to get the permit cleared in the name of guests or travelers before they start the journey to Lakshadweep. Apart from the permit if someone has a plan to stay at Agatti Home stay they need to get the Police Clarence from the hometown where the guest are based out of.
How to Reach Lakshadweep
Being the nearest gateway, all travellers can take their flight from Kochi or someone travelling by cruise they can board from Kochi, Willingdon Island. We have almost 6 passenger cruise to Lakshadweep from Kochi, MV Kavaratti, MV Arabian Sea, MV Lakshadweep, MV Amindivi, and MV Minicoy. Depending on the islands chosen for the tour the cruise time will take from 14 to 18 hours. We have different types of classes for the accommodation on the cruise that are basically differentiated on the facilities we gets like, A/C First Class with two berth cabins, A/C Second Class with four berth cabins and push back/Bunk Class with A/C seating. Flights land at Agatti and from agatti travelers can move to Bangaram, Kadamat or Thinnakara based on the tours selected at difernet island, these transfers are done by Motor Boats and Speed Boats.
Tourist Focal Islands at Lakshadweep.
Kavaratti - The most developed and headquarters of lakshsadweep. The most beautiful Ujra Mosque is located at Kavaratti and you find 51 more Mosques at this place. The well water from the Ujra Mosque believed to have curative power. The lagoon at the island offers the ideal spot for water sports, swimming and snorkeling. The Dolphin dive center is one of the main attraction of this island. We also have the opportunity to view the multicolored under water life through glass bottomed boat. Other activities like kayaking, Wind surfing and sailing boats are available at Kavaratti Island.
Bangaram - The Bangaram island is very close to Agatti, Kavaratti, Thinnakara and Parali Islands. Bangaram Island Resort offers beautiful stay and here you could relax and keep yourselves away from all your modern life tensions. During the night time you could see the coral sand are glowing with bluish tone, this is the phosphorescent plankton washed into the shore and its glow with the moon light. Bangaram is an internationally accepted destination.
Agatti - The island where the Airport is located and the speciality is one could get the breathtaking view of island surrounded by beautiful lagoons. Agatti offers variety of homestays like Coral Beach Resort Lakshadweep, Kasims Homestay lakshadweep, Agatti Island beach Resort, Island Holidays home Lakshadweep.
Kalpeni - The Kalpeni Island is included in the Coral Reef Package at Lakshadweep. Kalpeni form a single atoll along with Tilakkam, Pitti and Chariyam. A good spot for water sports like, Kayaking, Sailboats and pedal boats.
Minicoy - The isolated island from other group of islands. The island is 10.6 km long and Minicoy is the second largest island after Andrott island. You can find the largest lagoon with the uninhabited islet Viringili. Minicoy is famous for its traditional dance culture known as LAVA which is perfomred on festive occassions. The other main attraction is the colorful race boats "Jahadhoni". The tuna canning factory located at Minicoy which processes all the catches at Lakshadweep. During 1885 British Majestic Landmark built the 300 foot long light house at Minicoy. Minicoy Offers 20 bedded tourist home and 3 tourist cottages for the tourist. Coral reef and swaying package includes Minicoy.