About Lakshadweep Island Cruise

Located about 220km to 440km off the Malabar Coast in Kerala, 10 of the 36 islands in the Lakshadweep group are inhabited by people. Kavaratti is the administrative capital of the union territory. The Emerald green waters off the coast of the islands are very inviting and ever enthralling. The tropical climate is best suited for vacations and family holidays. There two famous island resorts on the islands of Agatti and Bangaram offer many packages to tourists and visitors.

The islands of Agatti, Kavaratti and Bangaram are the most visited in Lakshadweep. The ship-based tours are mainly conducted between October and May. There are four government-operated ships between Kochi and Lakshadweep. They are M.V. Bharatseema , M.V. Tipusultan, M.V. Aminidivi and M.V. Minicoy. You can also get from Kochi to Agatti Island via an Air India flight.

If you visit Lakshadweep on a ship, the SPORTS authorities will put you up for the night on board the ship itself. But the whole day is spent on day excursions to islands nearby. Water sports such as Scuba diving, snorkelling, boating, kayaking, and deep sea fishing keep tourists busy throughout their stay here. There are agencies that offer equipment and crew on hire. Make sure diving enthusiasts visit the PADI-certified Dive school where you can master diving under experienced instructors. You can also hire a boat and crew to go diving on your own.

About 95% of the population is Muslims, with the rest made up by Christians and Hindus. English, Malayalam and Mahl are spoken by the inhabitants of the islands. The natives of the islands live mostly by fishing, coconut- and tourism-related activities.

With barely 32sq.km of area, Lakshadweep is the smallest Union Territory of India. The 36 islands, islets and atolls and the waters in between together make up 4,200sq.km of space.

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