Lakshadweep islands lie about 220 to 440 kms off the Kerala coast between 8° and 12° North Latitudes and 71°and74°East Longitudes. The islands are connected to mainland by passenger ships and flights operated from Kochi. The airport is in Agatti and facilities exist for helicopter transfer to Kavaratti Island. The remoteness and pristine beauty of these islands combined with the solitude and peace provided by the verdant environment offer an ideal getaway for holidaymakers
Five-day cruise which takes tourists to Kavaratti, Kalpeni and Minicoy for day excursion. During the day with lunch and refreshments ashore. Swimming, snorkeling and other water sports can be arranged during the day tour. Night spends onboard the ship.
MV Kavaratti, the ships have cafeteria, snack bars, doctor on call, entertainments and upper-deck promenade. Ship facilities include three independent galleys, halls, recreation place with a swimming pool and a helipad. While planning your travel itinerary please provide a day at Kochi, both one way to Lakshadweep and on the way back. Ship programs/Itineraries are subject to change without notice due to ships arrival / departure or other unforeseen reasons. Reporting time to our facilitation desk at the Warf, WillingdonIslandat10.00 AM. Ship departure time12.00 AM.
Boarding point: Ground Floor, Lakshadweep Wharf Near FCI Godown (Food Corporation of India), Indira Gandhi Road, Willingdon Island, Kochi
Kochi > Minicoy > Kalpeni > Kavaratti > Kochi
All passengers have to be report at boarding point in Wellington Island Cochin office between 08.00 to 09.30hrs. Our representative will assist to hand over the permit, tickets and boarding the ship. Check in starts from 11.00 am and ETD from Cochin by 12.00 pm. The lunch provides in the ship and proceed from Cochin to Lakshadweep India’s one and only Virgin Coral Paradise. Evening tea and dinner will be provided in ship. Overnight stay in ship
Morning Tea, Breakfast in ship.
It is about 10.6 Kms. long: it is the second largest island, the first being ANDROTT. It is the southernmost island in Lakshadweep, crescent shaped and has one of the largest lagoons. Viringili is the small islet that can be seen on the south. MINICOY is set apart from the northern group of islands by its culture: the islanders are employed as seamen in ocean going vessels the world over. The island has a systematically arranged village system known as ‘Avah’. Each avah is a cluster of houses which is headed by an elected elderly man called Bodukaka. Traditionally all powers to manage village affairs are vested in him. Each village has a village house beautifully decorated and maintained. Mahl is the spoken language. MINICOY is an important centre for tuna fishing.
The Light House of the island is one of the oldest and was constructed in 1885. One can visit the villages, tuna canning factory, the light house and go for a long drive through dense coconut groves and winding village roads. The beaches have bathing huts and change rooms. So swim and beach walk, Pedal boat, Kayak and Sail. Three Tourist
Cottages and a Twenty Bedded Tourist Home have been constructed for the staying tourists.In the evening at 16.00 hrs guest move back to the ship for the overnight stay and dinner will be provided.
Morning Tea and Breakfast in ship
It is known for its Scenic beauty and the small islets called Tilakkam and Pitti and an uninhabited island on the north called Cheriyam. A huge shallow lagoon encloses all of them. A peculiar feature of KALPENI atoll is the huge storm bank of coral debris along the eastern and south-eastern shorelines. It is believed that huge boulders were thrown up during a storm in 1847. It is a progressive island. It was in this island that girls first went to school, when women’s education was considered a taboo. Here, one can swim, reef-walk or water sport on kayaks, sail boat and pedal boat. A visit to the Baniyan Factory and the Light House is also included in the day’s program. Evening after having the tea, guest move back to ship by 170.00hrs and stay overnight at ship. Dinner will be arranged in the ship
Morning Tea, Breakfast in ship.
Today guest will reach Kavaratti. It is the headquarters of the U.T Administration since 1964. You have enough time to explore the island. The beautiful calm lagoon forms an ideal spot for water sports, swimming and basking on warm sandy beaches. Marine life exhibits can be seen at the new MARINE AQUARIUM which has excellent collection of specimens. Do not bother if you are not a good swimmer; we have made viewing the exotic underwater world easier for you through our glass bottomed boats. The Dolphin Dive Center is another attraction for water sports enthusiasts. The guest moves back to ship by 17.00hrs and stay overnight at ship. Dinner will be provided in the ship.
Morning tea and Breakfast in the ship
Today morning the ship arrives at Cochin port 10.00hrs in the morning and the guest can leave ship by 11.00 hrs with sweet memories of the Lakshadweep pleasure trip