Lakshadweep, a paradise-like land, comprising 36 charming islands attracts vacationers to its mesmerizing beauty. The landscape is spectacular with unspoiled coral life and pristine water. Besides, the sun-kissed beaches are known for their exciting opportunities for water sports like surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and more.  The 32sq kilometer paradise-like Lakshadweep has 12 ring-shaped reefs, 10 inhabited islands, 3 fringing reefs, and 5 submerged banks. This destination is perfect for those who are awaiting a vacation to explore marine life, unpolluted natural beauty, and indulge in adventure sports.


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Lakshadweep - A hundred thousand Islands

The island is known for its abundance of coconut palms, banyan trees, screw pines, and more. Marine life is rich with sharks, tunas, octopus, crabs, rays, snappers, turtles, and more. In addition, waterbirds like teals, gulls, and herons are seen in plenty. The climate of and the beauty of this place makes Lakshadweep tourism popular among vacationers. Though the climate is pleasant and amazing, the best time period to visit Lakshadweep is between October and March. To get a cultural experience of Lakshadweep, one should visit the island during the festivals like Milad-Ul-Nabi,  Bakri-Eid,  Eid-ul-Fitr, and Muharram. The festival time is a peak season for Lakshadweep tourism as well. To protect the island from negative environmental impacts, the island is given tight security.  To visit the island tourists should choose any of the Lakshadweep tour packages, or should be sponsored by locals.

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Best Time To Visit Lakshadweep

The best time to visit Lakshadweep is between October and the mid of May. During this time period, the weather is pleasant and perfect to enjoy water sports or to go for a stroll. Though the island is open for vacationers throughout the year, during monsoon Lakshadweep cruise is stopped as sailing is difficult. During monsoon, tourists can visit Agatti and Bangaram islands, via flight but other islands are not accessible. However during the rainy season, it is difficult to conduct watersports, but the beauty of the island is enhanced during this time.

How To Reach Lakshadweep

You can reach Lakshadweep via Air or Water.

  • By Air: The only airport in Lakshadweep is located at Agatti Island. From Agatti, travelers can go to other islands in a helicopter, ship, or boat.
  • By Ship: From Cochin, ships are operated on a regular basis. There are Seven passenger ships operated between Cochin and Lakshadweep, and they are MV Arabian Sea, MV Kavaratti, MV Bharat Seema, MV Dweep Setu, MV Lakshadweep Sea, and MV Minicoy, MV Amindivi Sea. It takes around 14 to 20 hours to reach Lakshadweep from Cochin.  In the ships, different classes of accommodation are available like A/C Deluxe Class (with 2 berth cabins), A/C First Class (with 4 berth cabins) and Tourist Class (with A/C seating and without A/C cabin berths) The ships are fully-equipped with medical assistance, entertainment lounge, cafeteria,  etc. Also from October to May, boat services are available from Agatti island to Kadmat and Kavaratti.