How to Reach Lakshadweep

Planning to Visit Lakshadweep ? Find the various ways to travel to Lakshadweep  by Road, Cars, Trains, Indian Railways, Flights, Airlines and Airports in Lakshadweep.

Location of Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep is a group of islands located in the Laccadive Sea, 200 to 440 km off the South Western coast of India. Its excat location is 8° and 12° North Latitude and 71° and 74° East Longitude.

Location of Lakshawdweep
Location of Lakshawdweep

Getting here – How to Reach Lakshadweep

Tourists need a permit to visit the islands, foreign nationals are not permitted to visit certain islands.

By Air (Flights):

Cochin International Airport links Lakshadweep with the mainland of India. Agatti is the only airport in Lakshadweep with regular flights from Air India and Kingfisher Airlines to Cochin in Kerala. Helicopter transfer is available from Agatti to Bangaram Island Resort during monsoon and to Kavaratti through out the year. The flight from Cochin to Agatti takes approximately one hour thirty minutes.

By Ship (Sea Route):

There are 4 passenger ships which commutes to Lakshwadeep – MV Tippu Sultan, MV Bharat Seema, MV Amindivi and MV Minicoy. These ships operate between Cochin and Lakshadweep. The passage takes between 14 to 20 hours. The ships offer different classes of accommodation; A/C Deluxe Class with two berth cabins, A/C First Class with four berth cabins and Tourist Class with A/C seating. The ships have cafeteria and snack bars, entertainment lounge, video shows and upper-deck promenade etc in MV Tipu Sultan and MV Bharat Seema.. A doctor is available on call on board these ships. MV Amindivi and MV Minicoy also offers comfortable A/C accommodation.

Local Transport

Both boat and helicopter transfers are available from Agatti to Bangaram and Kadmat. The helicopter may be the only option in monsoon season from May to September. Once on an island, there are not too many options, you can travel by foot or hire a bicycle.

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