After a derogatory comment from Maldivian ministers towards India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, X, previously referred to as Twitter, is full of “boycott Maldives” tweets. Celebrities are encouraging folks to go to the nation’s personal island, Lakshadweep, for holidays fairly than visiting different international locations.
So, in case you are additionally getting ready to go to Lakshadweep, this is your information earlier than beginning your unforgettable journey.
Lakshadweep is India’s one of many eight Union Territories, which turned a part of India in 1956. It has a complete of 36 islands, 12 atolls, and three reefs. Out of 36 islands, solely 10 are inhabited. The most well-liked islands amongst them are Minicoy Island, Kadmat Islands, Bangaram Island, Kalpeni Islands, and Thinnakara Island.
The way to attain Lakshadweep?
The primary query that involves the thoughts of first-time guests is the way to attain Lakshadweep. You’ll be able to attain Lakshadweep from Kochi. There are two modes to journey to Lakshadweep, i.e., flights or ships. Air India operates flights six days every week.
Indian Airways operates flights from Kochi to Agatti Island Airport. The airstrip is obtainable on Agatti Island solely. The flight from Kochi to Agatti takes round 1 hour and half-hour. As per makemytrip, the truthful value from Kochi (Cochin) to Lakshadweep is round Rs 5500.
Helicopter providers are additionally accessible from Agatti to Kavaratti throughout the monsoon season as per availability of helicopters.
The way to get entry to Lakshadweep?
Lakshadweep is restricted and never open to all. To go to Lakshadweep you want a allow issued by the Lakshadweep administration, which is predicated in Kochi. After getting the allow, first, you have to obtain the clearance certificates after which get it cleared by a neighborhood police station. You want to connect your identification paperwork after which three passport-size pictures.
After getting the clearance certificates, you have to obtain the entry allow, or you may get it completed in particular person from the Lakshadweep administration workplace, primarily based in Willingdon Island, Kochi.
When you attain Lakshadweep, you might be required to submit an entry allow to the station home officer.
In case you are planning to fly to Lakshadweep, pack gentle, as they’ve restricted capability.
Sail to Lakshadweep
In case you wish to journey to Lakshadweep, there are seven ships to Lakshadweep from Kochi, specifically, MV Kavaratti, MV Lagoon, MV Amindivi, MV Corals, MV Minicoy, MV Lakshadweep Sea, and MV Arabian Sea.
The passage from ships takes round 14 to 18 hours relying on the island chosen for the journey. There are completely different courses accessible for lodging contained in the ships like A/C First Class with two berth cabins, A/C Second Class with 4 berth cabins and push again/Bunk Class with A/C seating. A physician is all the time accessible on name on board.
The fare to journey to Lakshadweep from Kochi can range from Rs 2200 to Rs 7000, relying in your berth.
First Printed: Jan 08 2024 | 5:17 PM IST