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Lakshadweep Tourism, India


Please find some of the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) followed by answers in this section. If you have any query, please forward to us at: info@indianislands.com for our immediate reply. Or contact by phone: 91- 484-2397550 / 2394640. We would be very happy to answer them. Thank you.
 


         
Where is Lakshadweep located?
          How to reach Lakshadweep?
          Do one need a permit to visit Lakshadweep?
          How long will it take to issue the permit?
          Where to stay at Lakshadweep?
          What to do in Lakshadweep?
          When is the best time to visit?

          How do I get a booking confirmation?
          Do you issue a receipt for the payment?
          What medical facilities are available at the island?
          What are the prohibited acts as per the Lakshadweep Prohibition Regulation, 1979?
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          What's the mode of payments?
          What's the Reservation and Cancellation Policy?

          For travel agents (FIT/GIT)?

 

 

Where is Lakshadweep located?
Lakshadweep is located about 185 miles (300 km) off the Kerala Coast in Arabian Sea. It is in 8 and 12 North Latitude and 71 and 74 East Longitude. The nearest island Andrott is 220 kms away from Kochi and the farthest one, Agatti is 440 kms away.                                                

 

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How to reach Lakshadweep?
One can reach Lakshadweep by flight and ships from Kochi. Lakshadweep Administration operates ships from Kochi.

By Air* : The airport at Agatti is well networked with the mainland at Kochi (Cochin) from where onward flights to most of the airports in India and to selected foreign destinations are available.  (The Agatti Island is the gateway to Bangaram)

The Indian Airlines and Kingfisher operates its flight to Agatti Island six days in a Week (View Flight Schedule Here)  The flight from Cochin International Airport to Agatti takes approximately one hour thirty minutes.


By Ship* : Four passenger ships M.V Tipusultan, M.V. Bharatseema, M.V Aminidivi and M.V Minicoy operate between Kochi and the islands. The ships have standard voyages which takes between 14 to 20 hours. Kochi / Agatti direct or Kochi / Kavarati / Kadmath / Amini.  Inter transport available by speed boats). 


While on board the ship, a representative of 'SPORTS' has been specially designated to assist you. In case of any difficulty, please avail of his services.

Helicopter Service* : Helicopter transfer is available from Agatti to Bangaram Island Resort during monsoon and to Kavaratti through out the year.

 

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Do one need a permit to visit Lakshadweep?
Lakshadweep islands are basically restricted areas and the nation's smallest union territory. All visitors need a permit to enter Lakshadweep. However for bonafied tourists the permit and other formalities will be arranged by the tour organizers or authorized private resort groups and are exempted from entry restriction. (View more details at: Welcome to Lakshadweep)

 

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How long will it take to issue the permit?
We need a minimum 2 working days to issue the entry permit. The permit will be supplied while you entering at Cochin or Agatti Airport. (A help counter is operational at both the airport for Lakshadweep travelers) To obtain the permit, you will have to forward name, address, age & place of birth of person/s to us as soon as you confirm the bookings. For foreign nationals forward name, address, age & place of birth, passport Number, date of issue, place of issue and expiry date of passport has to be provided.

 

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Where to stay at Lakshadweep?
There are beach resorts in Bangaram and Thinnakara operational year-round.  Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Minicoy and Kadmat islands charter ship based tour and tourists can stay in these resorts in season only. The tourist huts in each island occupy ideal locations on the beach itself. All accommodation is built to be eco-friendly with largely locally available building materials. For certain packages like Coral Reef, overnight accommodation is provided on board the ship.

 

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What to do in Lakshadweep?
The Lakshadweep Islands (Laccadive as they were formerly known) are one of the few remaining virgin islands in the world and the only coral reef islands in India. The islands are are a geographical extension of the Maldives island chain.

The soft silvery beaches, the coral atolls built on ancient volcanic formations,  living corals, vast beautiful shallow lagoons, the matchless marine environment and multi-coloured coral fishes makes Lakshadweep a real paradise in Arabian sea.

One can engage in water sports like Kayaking, Canoeing, Snorkeling and Para Sailing. For adventures, there are plenty of opportunities for Scuba diving.  One may also visit local houses, Marine museum, Light House and a few local industries.

 

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When is the best time to visit?
Though the Islands are open round the year, from October to April is the ideal time to visit. The rush of tourists is mainly concentrated from November to March. The monsoon period is from 15 may to 15 September.  

Tourist Season:
October - May for the ship based tour packages. Agatti and Bangaram may be visited throughout the year.

Climate:  Lakshadweep has a tropical climate. From 27 to 32 degree Celsius during September to March. From 30 to 33 degree Celsius in April and May.  Water temperature in the lagoon is normally around 25 - 27 degree centigrade.

The temperature during monsoon is between 27 - 30 degrees and water temperature remains at 25 degrees. Though the sea remains rough during monsoon,  the reef which encircles the island, keeps the lagoon calm.  However, due to rough sea, boats do not ply outside the lagoon.

Some effect of the northeast monsoon is felt in October-November in the form of light transitory showers which cool the place. 

Clothing: Light cotton tropical clothes are sufficient throughout the year. A waterproof coat is advisable during the monsoons.

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How do I get a booking confirmation?
Full Pre-payment is required for confirming rooms. (You can send 50% payment in advance and the rest can be paid 30 days before trip)

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Do you issue a receipt for the payment?
Yes. We issue e-receipt along with resort vouchers for your transaction. The receipt or voucher work as a digital record in our reservation computers. You can print a copy of any of this document in order to present it at the resort.

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What medical facilities are available at the island?
A medical center with qualified medical personnel functions at Agatti island. (8 Kms from Bangaram Island Resort) In the event of a medical emergency, evacuation by helicopter is possible. It is advisable to carry your basic medication that you may require, as this may not be available on the island.

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What are the prohibited acts as per the Lakshadweep Prohibition Regulation, 1979?
As per the section 3 of the Regulation, transportation, possession, consumption and manufacture of liquor or any intoxicating drug is prohibited in all the Islands. However, being an international tourist center, Bangaram is exempted. (View Lakshadweep Tourism at Police India)

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