How to Reach Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep Island is accessible through air and water routes. Several flights and ships are operated from Kochi, as it serves as a gate way to Lakshadweep.
Lakshadweep being a group of islands is not legged behind in terms of transport. All its islands are very well connected through local transport. One can avail the services of helicopter or boat to reach one island from the other. You can hire a bicycle or walk through the island, once you reach any of the islands of Lakshadweep.
Have a refreshing journey through ships during your vacation to Lakshadweep that will provide you with ample opportunities to get picturesque view of the islands. The journey through ships will let you feel the cool breeze coming from the pristine sea water that will relax your mind and body, making you feel refreshed.
The nearest international airport to Lakshadweep is the Cochin International Airport connecting Lakshadweep and the mainland. Cochin International Airport operates several onward flights to the major airports in India and also to some foreign destinations. The only airport of Lakshadweep is located in Agatti. Form Agatti to Kavaratti, one can avail helicopter services all round the year and from Agatti to Bangaram during monsoon. Flights from Cochin take almost one and a half hours to reach Agatti. The flights are operated six days in a week.
To reach Lakshadweep you can avail ship services from Cochin. Seven passenger ships are operated from Cochin to Lakshadweep such as MV Arabian Sea, MV Dweep Setu, MV Kavaratti, MV Bharat Seema, MV Minicoy, MV Lakshadweep Sea and MV Amindivi Sea. The journey through this route takes around 14 to 20 hours.
Different classes of accommodation such as A/C Deluxe Class (with 2 berth cabins), A/C First Class (with 4 berth cabins) and Tourist Class (with A/C seating) can be availed in these ships. The ships are well equipped with an entertainment lounge, walkway, cafeteria, snack bars and video shows, etc. Avail health service or call on a doctor on board.
From October to May, boat services from Agatti to Kavaratti and Kadmat can be enjoyed.