Mincoy Island Also Known as Maliku Island is on the Southern most Atoll of Lakshadweep
NASA picture of Maliku Atoll with Minicoy Island
Agatti island is located on the Corol Atoll (Agatti Atoll) of Lakshadweep
Bangaram Island is the largest island in the Bangaram Atoll located at an elevation of 3 feet
Scuba Diving is one of the famous water sports in Lakshadweep Islands
Kavaratti Islands - Capital Union Territory of Lakshadweep
Ducks on a beach at Kavaratti, Lakshadweep
Kalpeni Island, situated 135 m west from Port of Kochi
Kayaking and Canoeing are one of the top most water sports activities in Lakshadweep Islands
How To Reach Lakshadweep
How to Reach Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep can be reached via water and air only. It lies about 400 Km away from the Western coast of India in the Arabian Sea. There are seven-passenger ships in total, which operate between Lakshadweep and Cochin. It has an airport in Aggati, which is connected to Kochi Airport only. Lakshadweep are a group of islands and to travel from one to another you can either use the ferry system or hire a helicopter.
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How to reach Lakshadweep by flight
The Union Territory has an airport in Aggati, which is connected to the Kochi Airport only.
Nearest Airport: Agatti Island (Lakshadweep)
- 180 kms from Lakshadweep
Tentative return flight prices to Agatti Island (Lakshadweep) from major cities in India.
How to reach Lakshadweep by Waterways
One of the most thrilling and pleasurable ways to reach Lakshadweep Islands from Kochi is through ships, taking in the serenity of the sea and the sounds of the harbour.
There are seven-passenger ships in total, which operate between Lakshadweep and Kochin, namely: MV Arabian Sea, MV Minicoy, MV Lakshadweep, MV Aminidivi, MV Bharat Seema, MV Dweep Setu, MV Kavaratti.
Time: One can expect to reach Lakshadweep, between 14 to 20 hours, with ships operating overnight to reach their destination.
Facilities: There is ample accommodation with an A/C Deluxe Class with two-berth cabins, A/C First Class with four-berth cabins and Tourist Class with A/C seating. The ships have cafeterias, snack bars, a deck promenade and video shows. The ships are neat and well-maintained and have an on-call doctor on board, at all times.
Other information and details like fare table, seat availability, complete ship schedule and ticket status can be viewed from the official site of Lakshadweep
Local transport in Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep are group of islands and to travel from one to another you can either use the ferry system or hire a helicopter.