Lakshadweep Island Tours
Lakshadweep island lie on the Arabian Sea. A timeless undiscovered treasure
comprising 36 reefs and coral atolls - untouched and unspoilt. Very little
is known about them and this adds to the sense of adventure for visitors.
The first glimpse of the island is about one and half hours flight from
Cochin airport to the mainland Agatti. Everything you expect of a tropical
paradise is here: Deserted sandy beaches, stretches of coconut palm trees,
endless sunshine and above al the clear blue waters of the coral lagoons.
Sightseeing at Lakshadweep
Kavaratti : About 404 kms. from Cochin, Kavaratti is a beautiful
calm lagoon and forms an ideal spot for water sports, swimming and basking
on warm sandy beaches. The Ajara and Jamnath mosques (of the 52 on the
island) have the best woodcarving and the former has a particularly good
ceiling carved out of driftwood.
Kalpeni : Kalpeni is at a distance of about 287 kms. from Cochin. It
is known for its scenic beauty with the small islets called Tilakkam &
Pitti and an uninhabited island on the north called Cheriyam. A striking
feature of Kalpeni atoll is the huge storm bank of coral debris along the
eastern & southeastern shoreline. Here, one can swim, reef-walk or water
sports on kayaks, sail boat and pedal boat.
Agatti : Agatti is about 459 kms. from Cochin. It is 6 kms. long and
1000 meters wide at the broadest point. Agatti presents a breathtaking
spectacle of amazing coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons, silvery beaches
and lush green coconut palms that sway to the rhythm of the sea. There are
facilities for Kayaking, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Excursions on
Glass-bottomed Boats, Sail boats and Fishing trips.
Kadmat : Kadmat is about 407 kms. from Cochin. Land area of Kadmat
is 8 Km long and 550 m wide at the broadest point. The best attractions at
Kadmat are the long sandy beaches and the sand banks on the southern tip for
sunbath. The place is ideal for a real holiday that brings you away from the
busy crowd, hustle and bustle of city life.
Bangaram : Bangaram is located at a distance of 459 kms. from
Cochin. An undomesticated island, Bangaram is one of the islands open to
foreign tourists. It has been ranked among the best hideaways of the world.
The teardrop-shaped island has superb beaches and beautiful lagoons. There
are numerous adventures like scuba diving, snorkelling and deep sea fishing
in which you can engage yourself.
Minicoy : Located 398 kms. from Cochin. Minicoy is the southern most
island in Lakshadweep. It is about 10.6 kms. long, the second largest
island, the first being Andrott. Half moon shaped, it has one of the largest
lagoons. Viringili is the small islet seen to the south of Minicoy.
Reaching Lakshadweep :This place is well connected by
Air from Cochin(International Airport). Indian Airlines operates its daily
flight to Agatti except Sundays. The flight details are as follows. IC 502
COCHIN/AGATTI 0800 HRS/0935 HRS.
Climate : From 27 to 32 degree celsius during September to March.
From 30 to 33 degree celsius in April and May. The monsoon period is from 15
may to 15 September
Entry Permit :
All tourists require to obtain a entry permit to get in the island and to
obtain the permission one has to furnish the following details at the time
of booking. Full Name as mentioned in the passport.
Date and place of issue of the passport.
Date of Expiry.
Date and Place of Birth.
Note: One has to spend a night at Cochin to get entry
permit to Lakshadweep if one lands in Cochin only but if one is touching
Delhi anytime before coming to Lakshadweep then the permit can also be
obtained from Delhi and in that case one does not have to stay overnight in
Cochin just to get the permit. The office remains opens from Monday to
Friday every week.