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Lakshadweep Island - Scattered on the clear blue waters of the Arabian Sea, off the western coast of India is a group of coral islands of unparalleled beauty. The LakshadweepLakshadweep Islands islands (or Laccadives as they were formerly known) are a geographical extension of the Maldive island chain. "Lakshadweep" which means 'A Hundred Thousand Islands' is an archipelago consisting of 36 islands, 12 atolls, 3 reefs and 5 submerged banks in the Arabian Sea. These emerald islands, rich in greenery and fringed by silvery beaches overwhelm you with their natural beauty. Visitors to these islands take back an unforgettable experience of enjoying nature in all her splendor.

Fact File:

 Location :

Lakshadweep islands lie about 220 to 440kms from the Kerala coast between 8° and 12° North Latitudes and 71° and 74° East Longitudes.

 Status :

Tiniest Union Territory of India.

 Religion :

The local population are all Sunni Muslims.

 Languages :

The language spoken in the islands is Malayalam except in Minicoy where it is Mahl, written in the Divehi script. 

 Climate :

Summer temperatures ranging from 22° C to 33° C and Winter temperatures from 20° C to 32° C. Southwest monsoons from June to September bring plenty of rainfall to  the islands. and Northeast monsoons also result in some rains during October and November. .

 Clothing :

Light cotton tropical clothes are sufficient throughout the year. A waterproof coat will come in handy during the monsoons.

 Entry permits:
 

For foreigners and People holding foreign passports: One can visit islands on a package tour as individuals are not allowed to book independently. A permit is required for which you have to provide details of the place and date of birth, passport number, date and place of issue, expiry date and 4 photos.

 Best Season:

October to May is ideal and popular with tourists.

Legal Issue and Risk Factors:

  • Litter the land or the water pollutes the Clear waters.

  • Pick up corals as souvenirs is a punishable offence.

  • There is a prohibition on consumption of alcoholic beverages in all islands except at Bangaram

  • Carrying narcotics or drugs is a punishable offence.

  • Swim or nude sunbathe is prohibited.

  • It can be risky to go out of your island lagoon without permission of the SPORTS authorities and without a proper escort.

  • The Coconut trees are privately owned and unauthorized plucking of coconuts is a theft. Also a fall from the palm can prove dangerous.

How to Reach:

By Air: Cochin International Airport links Lakshadweep with the mainland. Onward flights from Cochin are available to most of the airports in India and to selected foreign destinations. Agatti is the only airport in Lakshadweep. Helicopter transfer is available from Agatti to Bangaram Island Resort during monsoon and to Kavaratti through out the year. The flight from Cochin to Agatti takes approximately one hour Fifteen minutes. Flights operate six days a week.

Indian Airlines:

  • Cochin-Agatti : IC502 0915 / 1050 hrs

  • Agatti-Cochin : IC501 1115 / 1250 hrs

  • Days of Operation: Mon / Tue / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat

Air Fare (Subject to revision by Airlines) Cochin - Agatti
INR 6000 - 10,000/- per person One way

Note: This is a 18 seater flight. Only 12 seats are normally boarded from Cochin-Agatti sector. Hence groups cannot be booked on the flight

Kingfisher Airlines: We are pleased to announce the starting of flight operations to Agatti effective 05 March Thrice a Week (Tue/Thu/Sat)

* Group bookings are now Possible

  • Cochin - Agatti (Tue/Thu/Sat) IT2453 1300 / 1420

  • Agatti - cochin (Tue/Thu)       IT2454  1445 / 1605 (Sat) IT 2454 1700 / 1820

    Air Fare (Subject to revision by Airlines) Cochin - Agatti - Cochin

    INR 12,000 - 20,000 - per person round way

    * Fares are subject to change without any prior notice. Fares are Dynamic

Groups:

  • Groups are operated on travel by flight passage only,

  • Groups will be limited to maximum of 50 persons.

  • Accommodation will be on triple sharing basis for groups of more than 25 persons.

Incentive & Conferences :

  • Possible only with special charter flight with maximum of 25-30 persons only

Please call us for special quotes for this services.

Lakshadweep Fixed Departure Itinerary - KAVARATHI – KALPENI - MINICOY

Day 01
Cochin (Willington Island)

Report at facilitation desk at the Warf, Willingdon island at 09.00 AM. Ship departure time 12.00 noon. Over night journey

Day 02
Kavaratti Island

Location: 10'-33* North Latitude and 72' -38* East Longitude, located 404 kms. from Cochin.
The beautiful calm lagoon forms an ideal spot for water sports, swimming and basking on warm sandy beaches. Marine life exhibits can be seen at the new MARINE AQUARIUM which has excellent collection of specimens.
The Dolphin Dive Centre is another attraction for water sports enthusiasts. 16.30 Departure to ship over night stay at Ship

Day 03
Kalpeni

Location: 10'-05* North Latitude and 73'-39* East Longitude, located 287 kms. from Cochin.
It is known for its Scenic beauty and the small islets called Tilakkam and Pitti and an uninhabited island on the north called Cheriyam.
A huge shallow lagoon encloses all of them. A peculiar feature of KALPENI atoll is the huge storm bank of coral debris along the eastern and south-eastern shorelines.
It is believed that huge boulders were thrown up during a storm in 1847. It is a progressive island. It was in this island that girls first went to school, when women's education was considered a taboo.
Here, one can swim, reef-walk or water sport on kayaks, sail boat and pedal boat. A visit to the Baniyan Factory and the Light House is also included in the day's program. 16.30 Departure to ship over night at ship

Day 04
Minicoy

Location: 8'-17* North Latitude and 73'-04* east Longitude, located 398 kms. from Cochin.
It is about 10.6 Kms. long: it is the second largest island, the first being ANDROTT. It is the southern most island in Lakshadweep, crescent shaped and has one of the largest lagoons.
Viringili is the small islet that can be seen on the south. MINICOY is set apart from the northern group of islands by its culture: the islanders are employed as seamen in ocean going vessels the world over.
The island has a systematically arranged village system known as 'Avah'. Each avah is a cluster of houses which is headed by an elected elderly man called Bodukaka. Traditionally all powers to manage village affairs are vested in him.
Each village has a village house beautifully decorated and maintained. Mahl is the spoken language. MINICOY is an important centre for tuna fishing.
The Light House of the island is one of the oldest and was constructed in 1885. One can visit the villages, tuna canning factory, the light house and go for a long drive through dense coconut groves and winding village roads. The beaches have bathing huts and change rooms. So swim and beach walk, Pedal boat, Kayak and Sail. Three Tourist Cottages and a Twenty Bedded Tourist Home have been constructed for the staying tourists. 16.00 Departure to ship over night at ship

Day 05
Kochi

Reaching 08.30 AM Disembarkation to Willingdon Island, Kochi.

Tour cost : Call us at +91 94443 93596


Package Cost: Rs.24,999/- per adult on twin sharing

Rs.15000/- for child (between 3 – 10 yrs) sharing with parents

Below 3 Years free of cost

Lakshadweep TourPackage Cost Includes: - Kochi- Kochi

  • Fare is inclusive of Transportation in KAVARATHI – KALPENI - MINICOY

  • All Food (Veg/Non Veg),

  • Sight Seeing

  • Permits, Documentation, Passenger handling charges, Fuel Surcharge

  • Watersports, ship/island/ship transfers & service tax

  • (From Kochi and Back to Kochi - all inclusive)

  • Watersports includes kayaking; snorkeling, boating and glass bottom boat rides are free in all three islands.

Lakshadweep TourPackage Cost Excludes:

  • Train or Air fare to reach cochin

  • Transfer from cochin railway station or airport to Cochin port

  • Any other cost other than mentioned in cost include

Agatti Island Beach Resort:

Overlooking the mighty Arabian sea, this Beach Resort is situated in the finest islands in the Lakshadweep. The average transfer time from Agatti airport is 2 min. walk. This resort offers 20 independent cottages (A/C & Non A/C) with an exquisite restaurant serving Indian & International cuisines on AP basis. Facilities for arranging business conference up to 40 persons. Well arranged aquatic sports like Kayaking, Snorkeling, scuba diving, Glass bottom boat riding, canoeing, skiing, excursion to nearby islands, fishing can be done in one of the best locations.

Resort is operating a licensed Scuba Diving Center where tourists can learn diving & explore spectacular dive sites in close proximity to the island with a guide diver.

Agatti IslandPackage Cost Includes: - Rates for Agatti Island on Request

  • All meals (3 time buffet +morning & evening tea

  • Transfers to and from the Agatti Airport.

  • Welcome Drink on arrival

  • All taxes

  • Usage of Health Club & Indoor Games

  • Complimentary stay of 2 children below 5 years sharing parents room.

  • Watersports kayaking.

Applicable Rates for Children / Extra Person

  • Children between 5 yrs. To 12yrs. sharing parents room – 50% of one Adult rate.

  • Children above 12 yrs. sharing parents room – 70% of one Adult rate.

  • Extra Person will be charged 70% of adult rate – per person.

  • Rates for Bangaram Island on request

FOR INSTANT BOOKINGS:

Bangalore: +91 9448836929 / 9880244486 / 9448040270 or email at blr@akshayaindia.com
Chennai:    +91 9444393584

Available WATER SPORTS at Agatti Island, Lakshadweep

Activities Duration Cost
Snorkeling between bangaram
Thinnakara, Shipwreck
02 hrs Rs.1500
Island Excursion 02 hrs Rs.1200
Island Drop & Pick up 05 hrs Rs.1800
Snorkeling &Island Excursion 03 hrs Rs.1500
Day Fishing– Deep sea 03 hrs Rs.2000
Night Fishing- Lagoon 02 hrs Rs.1500
Sand Bank Vist 02 hrs Rs.1200
Turtle Watch ( Per person ) 02 hrs Rs.600
Sun set cruise 45 min Rs.600
Sail Boat and go Cat 01 hrs Rs.600
Turtle Snorkeling Agatti ( perperson ) 05 hrs Rs.1350
Kayaking ( 0800hrs – 1800hrs ) Free of cost
Glass Bottom Boat  45 min Rs.600
Service tax 12.5 % will Applicable for all above rates…

Note

  • All program Minimum 02 person

  • Available during High tide

  • All programs are own Risks

  • Life jackets to be worn for the safety

  • Extra person will be billed accordingly to thr respect to programs.

  • Extra hour in the fishing program will be charge extra

N.B: All Water Sports activities rates are subject to revise.

 
 

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