New Ship to Lakshadweep Islands

New Year Vacation Package (5N/6D) @ EURO$450 (INR.24,750)

M.V.Kavaratti, 700 Passengers cum 200 T Cargo Vessel built for the Union Territory
of Lakshadweep was handed over to the Union Territory on June 27, 2008.


The all-weather passenger ship, m.v. Kavaratti, built for the Lakshadweep administration by Hindustan Shipyard, Visakhapatnam, will make its maiden voyage to the islands in the first week of August, 2008.

The Rs.173-crore ship, the largest passenger vessel ever built in India, is 120 Meter long and has a speed of 17 Knots. The ship can carry 700 passengers and 200 tons of cargo.
The ship has world-class facilities like a 152-seater cafeteria, 100-seater dining hall, Recreation room, gymnasium and a very large airspace to enhance passenger convenience on-board. The ship is fully Air conditioned by centralized air-conditioning system and has been built to world class standards.

Ship facilities include three independent Galleys, Halls, Recreation place with a swimming pool and helipad. The ship has 200 first class seats and 200 second classes.

The ship was designed and built by Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) located in the port city of Visakhapatnam on the East coast of India. HSL is a fully owned Government of India Undertaking, under the Administrative control of the Ministry of Shipping, Road and Highways.

According to Rear Admiral Ajit Tewari, the HSL Chairman and Managing Director, M.V.Kavaratti is a fine piece of work created by our workforce. This is the first of its kind built by any yard in the country with own designing. The vessel has 300 km of wiring and 50 km of pipeline with delicate craftsmanship which typify the scale in which it has been built.   [View Enlarged Ship Image (226 KB) Here]

The ship and its size and ability, for which the islanders had clamoured for nearly two decades, is expected to ease transportation problems of rough seas especially during the monsoon. The ship is being scheduled to ferry the passengers between the islands and the mainland at Kochi.

                                                                             Ship Based Tourism, Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep is one of the worlds most spectacular tropical island systems. Thirty- two sq. km of land spread over 36 islands surrounded by 4200 sq. km of lagoon rich in marine wealth. The precious heritage of ecology and culture is supported by an extremely fragile ecosystem.

Though all the islands are endowed with the beauty of coral reef, sandy beaches, unpolluted and clear water and hospitable settings, most of these differ in terms of facilities and services offered. The islands are forced to support independent infrastructure and amenities and import almost all requirements to develop such facilities besides items of daily need.

The thrust is on promoting ship based tourism at affordable rates and the administration's efforts in the regard have met with great success. The operation of passenger ships requires rigorous monitoring of facilities on board, embarkation at Kochi and disembarkation at the islands. The facilities onboard require regular upkeep especially toilets, cabins, lounges that add great deal of pressure. The embarkation is now a temporary arrangement by Cochin Port and a special gangway is on anvil for Lakshadweep ships ; the disembarkation also has to be organised on the high sea, as the ship cannot enter the lagoon. The passengers are transferred on small boats and brought to the island jetty, which is a cumbersome exercise requiring great deal of monitoring and supervision.

The boats, vessels and ships of Lakshadweep Administration especially of Lakshadweep tourism carry the names of Island territories having great ecological value. Some of the names are MV Tinnakara, MT Suheli. Tinnakara and Suheli are uninhabited islands in Lakshadweep archipelago and are known for their outstanding beauty and bio-diversity. Naming the vessels as above carries the message of ecology for all the tourists as well as islanders.       

(Ship Schedule & Rates will be updated soon. ..More)                                    


New Year Vacation Package (5N/6D) @ EURO$450 (INR.24,750)

   Bangaram Island Beach Resort Travel Packages 

Agatti Island Beach Resort Travel Packages 
(View Agatti Package Itinerary)

Kadmat Island Beach Resort Travel Packages
(Marine Wealth Awareness)

 Minicoy Island Beach Resort Travel Packages
(Swaying Palm Packages)

Kalpeni Island Beach Resort Travel Packages
(Group Packages)

Kavaratti Island Beach Resort Travel Packages
(Taratashi Packages)

Coral Reef Packages
(Coral Reef Hopping Excursion - Itinerary)

SuperStar Libra Travel Packages

Scuba Diving Packages

Scuba Guide  &  Water Sports Guides

(By Air / By Ship)

Query / Order Form




Bangaram Island
Resort Packages || Agatti Island Resort Packages
Coral Reef
||  Swaying Palm (Minicoy)  ||  Marine Wealth Awareness (Kadmat) 
Kalpeni Island Packages  ||  Kavaratti Island Packages ||  School Excursion Tour

Dive Packages ||  How To Reach ||  Rules & Regulations ||  Lakshadweep News


Home l Back l Top




Airlines India
  ;  Cruise Lines India  ;  Indian Islands  ; Yachts India Scuba India.  ;  Travels India     Beaches India  ;  Water Sports India  ;  Taxi India  ; Kadmat  
Kerala Tourism  ;  Trains India  Kashmir Tour Home stays India  ;  Hotels Lodges   ;  States America  ;  Asia Malaysia Marinas Asia ;   Monsoon World
Tourism Yellow Pages  ;  Cruise Lines Asia
  ; Emerald Islands   ;  Laccadive ;  Harbour Marina Tinnakara ;  ;  B2BTravels  ;  India Maldives  ;  B2Bscuba B2BAyurveda ;  MintValley Travel 
  ;  Vallarpadam ; Vypeen  ; AC IndiaStates IndiaOffices IndiaStores India  ;  Works IndiaB2B Kerala ; Boats Kerala ; B2B Career
Kochi Times  ; Properties KeralaProperties Karnataka ; Maharashtra PropertyIndia UAEPhones Mobiles  ;  B2B UsB2B Bahrain Ports Asia  
Ports India ; 
India Russia  ; Kakkanad ; O Industry ; Commerce Dubai Orchids India ; JobsRs ; Web 2 Freelance ; Web2.0 Industry

HVAC, Energy & Science
HVAC UAE ;  B2B Earth ;  Aircons  ;  Split AC  ;  Gas India  ;  Grills India  ;  HVAC SAUDI  ;  HVAC UAE  ;  HVAC Middle East
B2B Life ;  HVAC UAE Premier  ;  Aircons International Astronomy USA  ;   Robots India  Astronomy India 

Legal & Rights
Lawyers India ; Police India  ; India RightsLegal Cell ; Asia Rights ; UAE Human RightsDuty Doctor ; Earth Packages
Niyama Sameeksha ; 
PBD IndiaBoycott UAE ; Juris Consult UsSpirituality India

B2B Group And More
  Outsourcing B2B Integration (B2B) A Virtual Office that serve Virtually all Needs! | Port Based Industries Vallarpadam and Vypeen
Water Sports & Adventures IndiaThe Colorful Tropical Flowering, The Emeralds!The Wonders of The Sea!
Ayurveda and HealthTourism, an Universal Healing Art! Cruises & Cruise Travel Information, Asia
Great Backwater Getaways; Houseboat Holidays, Kerala!  |  Air Travel Information, India.
Protect the Environment. Our Earth is in serious trouble!