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.
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 Lakshadweep from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|New Delhi||₹ 20,725|
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. 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. One can expect to reach Lakshadweep, between 14 to 20 hours, with ships operating overnight to reach their destination
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 via the following link from the official site of Lakshadweep: http://lakport.nic.in/lakport/index.htm
The link provides a detailed schedule of all the upcoming trips that the ships are to take from Kochi to Lakshadweep - along with their timings.
Lakshadweep are group of islands and to travel from one to another you can either use the ferry system or hire a helicopter.