One of the world’s most spectacular Tropical Island systems, Lakshadweep is situated 220-440 kms off the Kerala Coast. It is the tiniest Union Territory of India and is the only Coral Island chain. Kavaratti is the headquarters of the Lakshadweep Administration and the most developed Island. Fifty-two mosques are spread out over the Island, the most beautiful being the Ujra mosque. Water from a well near the mosque is believed to have curative powers. The beautiful and calm lagoon offers an ideal spot for water sports, swimming and snorkeling. Sunbathing or just lazing around on the beach can be a heady experience.
Kavaratti is a paradise for Marine life enthusiasts. The marine aquarium has an excellent collection of aquatic specimens. The multicolored underwater life in the
lagoons can be viewed through glass-bottomed boats. The Dolphin Dive Centre is an attraction for those who love scuba dive.
The nearest Airport is Agatti Aerodrome, Agatti Island. Kochi is the gate way to Lakshadweep. Air India operates flights from Kochi. Airstrip is there in Agatti island only. From Agatti boats are available to Kavaratti during October to May. Helicopter transfer is available from Agatti to Kavaratti throughout the year. Agatti is also connected to the mainland by Air India to the Bangalore airport.
There are no direct trains between the mainland and Agatti Island. Six passenger ships - MV Kavaratti, MV Arabian Sea, MV Lakshadweep Sea, MV Amindivi and MV Minicoy operate between Cochin and Lakshadweep. All of these passenger ships operate its regular services between Cochin and Lakshadweep. The passage takes 14 to 18 hours depending on island chosen for journey.
There are no direct buses between the mainland and Agatti Island.
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