The islands of Lakshadweep are an inviting holiday destination for nature lovers. With soft beaches and plenty of sun, this group of 35 islands with lush green landscape and beautiful beaches is known for its diving and snorkeling facilities. We, as principal Travel Agents for India, offer you reliable travel and tour services to this beautiful island territory.
It is believed that the Lakshadweep islands have been formed due to coral activity. These coral reefs give each of these islands and the sea around them, a unique colour and beauty. The smallest of all Indian Union Territories, Lakshadweep is safely tucked away from the cacophony of modernisation.
Tourist Attractions in Lakshadweep :
The Lakshadweep islands offer nature at its best to the travelers. Marvelous marine life to embed in your memories! Lakshadweep offers everything to relax and rejuvenate you besides being far away from the madding crowds.
The Bangaram Island has been developed as a tourist center and is the only island open to foreign tourists, besides certain other specified islands where day visits are permitted. Just an hour and a half away from Agatti, the island of Bangaram charms you with its coconut canopies, colorful boats and fish is all sizes and hues. Right from the glass bottom boat and the speed boat to wind surfing and kayaking you may indulge in any of the amazing activities offered at Bangaram. Deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, rafting, catamaran sailing and snorkeling are other water activities you may enjoy at Bangaram. Don't forget to treat your taste buds with the Lakshadweep tuna, squid and other sumptuous seafood options. Spot the Asian dolphins, Leopard Moray Eels, frogfish, manyan, octopus and the turtle as they swim by you. Tinnakara, Parali-I and Parali-II make excellent excursion options from Bangaram.
The palm fringed western beach of Agatti is indeed heaven on Earth, one of the nature's treasures at Lakshadweep Islands. Soothe yourself in the combination of the sun, sand and the sea. Agatti boasts of being the only island in Lakshadweep with an airport. Thus the entire air transportation between the Lakshadweep islands and the Indian mainland takes place through Agatti. Thus, Agatti is rightly addressed as the 'Gateway to the Lakshadweep islands'. While at Agatti do not miss the experience of the fiberglass boats and the country canoes cruises. Amongst the wide range of water sports offered at Agatti are snorkeling, kayaking and canoeing.
Kavaratti is the administrative capital of the Lakshadweep islands. The swaying coconut canopies invite you for the time of your life. While at Kavaratti do not miss out on the Urja mosque that happens to be one of the most beautiful mosques amongst the 52 mosques in Kavaratti. The ornate ceiling of the mosque has been carved out from a single piece of driftwood. The other must visit at Kavaratti is the Aquarium that will captivate you with the variety of colorful fish and corals. Then there is the Lakshadweep Museum that is home to several artifacts.
Other Tourist Spots in Lakshadweep :
The longest island amongst the Lakshadweep group of islands is the Andrott Island. The tomb of Hazrat Ubaidullah and the Buddhist archaeological remains are the major attractions for tourists at the Andrott Island.
Minicoy is a large island in the Lakshadweep group of islands that is close to Maldives. While at Minicoy you must visit the Tuna Canning Factory, the lighthouse built by the British way back in 1885 and enjoys the performance of the traditional Lava Dance.
The kaleidoscopic island of Lakshadweep namely Kadmat boasts of Water Sports Institute. In addition there is Laca Dives, the scuba diving center that attracts adventure seekers from far and wide to Kadmat. It is noteworthy that Kadmat offers the cheapest scuba diving course package in the world.
At the Kalpeni of the Lakshadweep islands you may enjoy the charming coral life with the tourist facilities. Amidst the spectacular sights of the lovely lagoon you may swim, reef walk, snorkel or indulge in water sports like kayaking and sailing. Close by are the islets of Tilakkam and Pitti.
How to Reach Lakshadweep :
The Lakshadweep islands are 400 kms west of the coast of Kerala. From the Indian Mainland you may either board the regular flights or the vessels that ply between Cochin and Agatti. The Indian Airlines flight caters to the air transportation and the ships sails to the major islands of Lakshadweep in a sequence. For inter island travel you may need to use the boat or the helicopter services since they are usually miles apart and could take anything between three to twenty hours.
We provide complete tour packages as well as travel and tour services for the Lakshadweep islands. We offer complete arrangements starting from permits, air booking/sea booking services, transit accommodation and other facilities at Cochin/Agatti, ground /boat transfer facilities and transport facilities for a tour of any of the islands in Lakshadweep. We will be happy to help you in any way. All you need to do is fill in the form at the end of this page and send it to us with your travel query, and we will get back to you at the earliest.
Important Travel Information :
You will need to obtain an entry permit from Cochin or Delhi to get in many of the Lakshadweep islands. In order to obtain the permit one has to furnish several particulars like the passport details, the proof of nationality et al. Only Indian Nationals are allowed entry to many of the islands in Lakshadweep.
Most of the equipments required for the water sports are available at the various islands of Lakshadweep themselves.
Tourists are prohibited from carrying alcoholic beverages into the islands of Lakshadweep.
It is illegal to pick up corals from any of the Lakshadweep islands. So in case you wish to collect any coral for souvenir then get ready for the heavy fines that you will need to pay as punishment for the act.
Similarly the tourists are not supposed to litter around and spoil the beautiful waters.
The tourists are expected to help the local administration and the inhabitants of the various islands of Lakshadweep in preservation of the fragile ecology of the coral islands.
Thus the tourists must keep in mind the golden rule to be followed in Lakshadweep "Don't leave behind anything and don't carry away anything".