Lakshadweep Trip Complete Guide: Film stars and rich people usually go for Maldives vacation. Most of the tourists who go there are Indians. The region continues to depend entirely on tourism for its survival. For some time now, Maldives has been acting in favor of China and engaging in anti-India activities. In this background, Prime Minister Modi held a photo shoot in Lakshadweep. In this context, the Ministers of Maldives made controversial comments targeting Modi. With this, many celebrities have taken up the Boy Cat Maldives campaign. Due to this blow tourists are canceling their trip to Maldives and looking towards Lakshadweep. Those who want to go there are already canceling their flight tickets and hotel bookings.
Lakshadweep where is it
Lakshadweep islands are the most beautiful tourist destination in India. There are beautiful beaches, cool breezes and pleasant weather. It is in the Arabian Sea. Those who want to go on vacation during the holidays can go here. That too at a lower cost than Maldives. Lakshadweep is one of the eight Union Territories of India. In 1956, this area was recognized as a Union Territory by the Government of India.
A complex of 36 islands
Lakshadweep consists of 36 islands in total. Only 10 of them are suitable for human habitation. Minikai Island, Kalpeni Islands, Kadmat Islands, Golden Island, Tinnakara Island are very famous.
How to go to Lakshadweep?
You can go to Lakshadweep from Kochi, Kerala. . It is possible to go from Kochi to Lakshadweep by flights and ships. Air India operates flights to Lakshadweep six days a week.
To go to Lakshadweep you need to reach Cochin in Kerala first. Flights are available from Cochin International Airport to Lakshadweep Agatti Island. The rates vary depending on how far in advance the flight is booked from which websites or platforms. If the rate is lower than Rs.5 thousand and the rate is higher than Rs.10 thousand – Rs.15 thousand for one side journey. If you do two-and-fro, it will cost from Rs.10 thousand to Rs.20 thousand. These rates vary depending on the season. October to May is the best season to visit Lakshadweep. Flight is an hour and a half journey.
You can also go by ship
There are seven passenger ships to go from Cochin to Lakshadweep. They are named MV Kavaratti, MV Arabian Sea and MV Lakshadweep Sea. You can go in these. The ticket rate for man is Rs.2 thousand for second class, Rs.3 thousand for deluxe and Rs.5 thousand for first class. There are also discounts if you book in advance. Tickets can be booked on sites like IndianIslands.com. The journey time will be 14-18 hours depending on the island we want to visit.
Entry to Lakshadweep
Entering Lakshadweep without permission is prohibited. . Permission has to be obtained from the Lakshadweep Administration in Kochi. To get the permission, you need to download the clearance certificate first. It should get a certificate of no criminal record from your local police station. Three passport photos should be added to the identity documents.
Go to Kochi first
After the clearance certificate, you need to download the entrance permission document. Or you can go to the Lakshadweep Administration Office at Willingdon Island in Kochi and take permission. After reaching Lakshadweep, you can get this entry permission from the Station House Officer at Lakshadweep. To be provided.
Carry less luggage
It is better to carry less luggage if you want to go to Lakshadweep by air. Flights here are smaller and less efficient. Better to go with less luggage.