How To Reach Lakshadweep

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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.

How to reach Lakshadweep by flight

Fly to Kochi or Thiruvananthapuram: Start by booking a flight to either Kochi (Cochin) or Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), both major cities in Kerala, India. These cities have international airports with regular flights from major Indian cities and select international destinations.

Fly to Agatti Airport: From Kochi or Thiruvananthapuram, take a domestic flight to Agatti Airport, the only airport in Lakshadweep. Agatti Airport is located on Agatti Island, which is one of the inhabited islands in the archipelago.

Nearest Airport: Agatti Island (Lakshadweep) - 180 kms from Lakshadweep

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How to reach Lakshadweep by Waterways

Cruise from Kochi: 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.

Some cruise operators offer cruises to Lakshadweep from Kochi. These cruises typically take around 14-20 hours to reach the islands, depending on the itinerary and the ports of call.

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.

Mumbai to Lakshadweep Cruise

Situated in Mumbai, Cordelia Cruise provides a unique experience through its Mumbai to Lakshadweep cruise.

Cruiseliner: Cordelia Cruises
Ship Name: The Empress
Sailing Name: Mumbai Lakshadweep (Roundtrip) Cruise
Departure Port: Mumbai
Cruise Duration: 4 Nights
Cabin Prices: Starting from Rs.39,500 per person

Other information and details like fare table, seat availability, complete ship schedule and ticket status can be viewed from the official site of Lakshadweep

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Local transport in Lakshadweep

Once in Lakshadweep, inter-island transport is mainly by boats and ferries operated by the Lakshadweep Administration. These boats connect the inhabited islands and provide transportation for both residents and tourists.

Lakshadweep Photos

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

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