How to get here
Agatti Island Packages
AIR: This place is well connected by Air from
Cochin (International Airport), Kerala. Indian Airlines operates
its daily flight to Agatti except Sundays. From Agatti, passengers
are transported to Bangaram by fast boat and brought back to
Agatti in time for their departure. A helicopter service links
Agatti to other islands.
BY SHIP: Passenger vessels
ply between Cochin and Lakshadweep. Rates vary according to
the type of accommodation as well as the package chosen. Catamaran
speed vessels operate as per monthly schedule between major
islands in the northern group.
Two new Ships,
with passenger capacities of 150 are operational. During monsoons,
ship - based tourism is closed but a helicopter service is available.
TO VISIT: Though the
Islands are open round the year, from October to April is the
ideal time to visit. The rush of tourists is mainly concentrated
from November to March, and August. Many hut type resorts have
come up in the Islands offering world-class facilities. (All
visitors to the Lakshadweep Islands will require an entry permit)
A WORD OF CAUTION: Do
not break plants or coral or collecting a piece as "souvenirs."
Remember that even the lightest touch with hands or equipment
can damage sensitive coral polyps.
Resist the temptation to feed fish, seabirds and marine mammals;
it changes their natural behavior and diet.
Dumping trash at sea is illegal; plastic bags and other debris
can injure or kill marine animals. Sets a good example of environmental
responsibility and bring your trash back to shore and recycle