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Lakshadweep Samudram

Lakshadweep, meaning ‘ a hundred thousand islands’, stands unique for its glistering silver sand beaches, exuberant verdure and incredible abundance of Coral Reefs. The rich history and splendid serenity of these tropical Coral islands are sure to present you with unforgettable moments which can be cherished forever. Lakshadweep turns your moments magical with the entertainment and experience it offers. Resting on the sandy beaches under the caressing warmth of sun, listening to the music of water when it tries to embrace the shores, looking at the endless sea which merge with the horizon, travelling into the abundant marine life under the azure water etc can make you long for a return to this ‘Aquatic Paradise of India’.

Lakshadweep Samudram is a Five-days cruise to visit the islands of Kavaratti, Kalpeni and Minicoy by ship- M.V Kavaratti. The island tour is organized during the day with lunch and refreshments ashore. Nights are spent on board the ship. M.V Kavaratti has 150 Diamond class accommodations. Swimming, snorkeling and other water sports are arranged during the day' tour. Children from 1 year and above up to 10 years will be treated as child.

Up to fish the northern atolls requires several hours of sailing, the boats are the traditional Laccadives and sail at 7 knots, is why the days fished these atolls have to leave at midnight and sleep on the journey in a mats that facilitates the Lodge to get dawn and start fishing, will be 4 or 5 overnight alternative, staying in the lagoons of atolls to take advantage of long commutes, this time we accompany a traditional boat of greater length that will serve nurse for comfort ....

Package Itinerary

The popular package tour Lakshadweep Samudram is a five-day cruise by MV Kavaratti 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..etc.

While planning your travel itinerary please provide a day at Kochi, both on way to Lakshadweep and on the way back. Ship programmes/Itineraries are subject to change without notice due to ships arrival / departure or other unforeseen reasons.

Day 1 : KOCHI
Time Activity
10.00 Boarding/Embarkation to the ship
10.30 Inspection of MMD Surveyor
11.00 Departure
13.00 to 13.45 Lunch
15.30 to 16.00 Evening tea
20.00 to 20.45 Dinner
Day 2 :KAVARATTI ISLAND
Time Activity
07.30 After finishing their morning chores and breakfast on board the ship. You have a whole day on each island to spend after having breakfast and disembarking the ship around 8 AM. Lunch is served at tourist complexes. You then return to the ship around 4.30 PM., after which she sails to the next island. To and fro travel from islands to ship is by special mechanized boats.
06.00 to 06.30 Morning tea (onboard)
07.00 to 07.30 breakfast (onboard)
07.30

Disembarkation to 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.

08.30 to 09.00 Reception with welcome drink
09.00 to 12.30 Cruise in the glass bottomed boat & water sports like swimming, kayaking etc.
13.00 to 14.00 Lunch & rest
14.00 to 14.30 Folk dance
14.30 to 15.30 Visit to Marine Aquarium & Museum
15.30 to 16.00 Evening tea
16.30 Departure to ship
20.00 to 20.45 Dinner
Day 3 :KALPENI ISLAND
Time Activity
06.00 to 06.30 Morning tea
07.00 to 07.30 Break fast
07.30 Disembarkation to Kalpeni 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.
08.30 to 09.00 Reception with welcome drink
09.00 to 12.30 snorkelling & Sea bath.
13.00 to 14.00 Lunch & rest
14.00 to 14.30 Folk dance
14.30 to 15.30 Visit to Hosiery Factory & Sight seeing
15.30 to 16.00 Evening tea
16.30 Departure to ship
20.00 to 20.45 Dinner
Day 4 :MINICOY ISLAND
Time Activity
06.00 to 06.30 Morning tea
07.00 to 07.30 Break fast
07.30 Disembarkation to Minicoy Island It is about 10.6 Kms. long: it is the second largest island, the first being ANDROTT. It is the southern most 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.
08.30 to 09.00 Reception with welcome drink
09.00 to 12.30 Cruise in the glass bottomed boat & water sports
13.00 to 14.00 Lunch & rest
14.00 to 14.30 visit Minicoy light house canning factory
14.30 to 15.30 Visit to Village - Race boat at the Minicoy Village
15.30 to 16.00 Evening tea
16.30 Departure to ship
20.00 to 20.45 Dinner (Restaurant in side MV Kavaratti)
Day 5 :COCHIN

Ship will be reaching at Cochin around 2 in the afternoon after lunch we will start disembarking to Cochin

Kindly note that these schedules are subject to change without notice for reasons beyond our control .

We also attach a custom made Kadmat Package by flight for your study

CANCELLATION POLICY
  1. 15% cancellation charge will be deducted if the booking is cancelled 30 days before departure of the ship.
  2. 30% cancellation charge will be deducted if the booking is cancelled between 29th to 10th days before departure of the ship.
  3. No refund if cancelled within 10 days before the departure of the ship.

REFUND POLICY
100% refund if the schedule is cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions and/or other unexpected technical faults. No damages/claims will be payable except money paid by them.

CONDITIONS

  • Consumption of liquor is prohibited in Lakshadweep.
  • Program / Schedule of ship is liable to be changed / cancelled without prior notice. Ships are operated by Lakshadweep Administration. In case of a change in the ship schedule liability of SPORTS is restricted to transporting the tourists back to Cochin by immediate available conveyance of the ship only.
  • Tourists availing LTC may collect LTC certificate room Manager on board at the time of return journey or from our Kochi office on return. Transport and tour change bifurcation is given in the tariff chart.
  • Service tax applicable as per the prevailing Govt. Tax rate.
  • All (Domestic) tourists to visit LAKSHADWEEP Islands requires entry permit; to obtain the same you will have to forward name, age, sex & place of birth of person/s and a contact number, preferably a mobile number to us as soon as you confirm the bookings, Meal Preference, Address