How to Reach Lakshadweep?
Lakshadweep is a group of small islands located around two to four hundred kilometer from the south-western coast of India. These islands are the smallest union territory of India and are separated from the Indian mainland by the Arabian Sea.
How to Reach Lakshadweep by Air
The Union Territory has an airport in Agatti, which is regularly connected by flights from Kochi (Cochin) the capital of Kerala. Kochi (Cochin) is an international airport and also linked almost all main cities in India.
The Pawan Hans helicopter service is also provided to visit the islands. The flying time between Agatti and Kochi (Cochin) is only one hour and a half. From Agatti you can find helicopter services to reach Kavaratti (an important city in the region) round the year and Bangaram Island in the monsoons.
The following flight runs between Kochi and Lakshadweep:
|Flight||Days||Cost of a Ticket|
|Air India: Flight Number: AI-9501||Daily except Sunday||Starting from1800 to 4800 INR|
How to Reach Lakshadweep by Sea
Traveling by ship is also a good option to reach Lakshadweep. A number of passenger ships operate from Kochi (Cochin) to Lakshadweep. The distance can be traveled in nearly 18 to 20 hours. The ships offer a range of accommodation and modern amenities. However, during the monsoons, the ship services remain closed.
The approximate cost of traveling to Lakshadweep from Kochi by ship is around 500 to 1000 Indian Rupees per head for the residents of India whereas it is around 2000 Indian Rupees for foreigners.
The following are the ships that operate between Kochi and Lakshadweep:
- M.V. Amindivi
- M.V Arabian Sea
- M.V Bharat Seema
- M.V Kavaratti
- M.V Minicoy
It is not possible to reach the island by road or by rail.
Last Updated on 02/07/2013
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