Lakshadweep Travel Guide for Families in 2024

Lakshadweep Travel Guide

Hello friends! If you’re dreaming of turquoise waters and sun-soaked beaches, Lakshadweep should be on your 2024 radar. And why not, when our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi is himself promoting the enchanting archipelago in the Arabian Sea. I am here to turn your dream into a reality by helping you plan a perfect Lakshadweep vacation for your family. As parents, we know that planning a trip with kids requires a different approach. This detailed Lakshadweep travel guide is specifically designed for parents traveling with kids, offering insights and tips for a memorable adventure.

Choosing the Best Way to Reach Lakshadweep with Kids

Lakshadweep, with its 36 islands, of which only 10 are inhabited, is located just 496 kilometers from Kochi. When traveling with children, it is crucial to decide the best way to reach this tropical paradise.

By Ship or By Flight?

Reaching Lakshadweep by Ship: Cordelia Cruises vs. Govt. Cruise

Imagine drifting on the open sea, waking up to the sound of waves, and living that cruise life. Cordelia Cruises offers this luxury, but be ready to splurge a bit. It’s like a floating hotel, but here’s the catch – your nights are spent swaying on the ship, not the cozy islands. Cordelia Cruises is a private operator. They provide 3 to 5-night itineraries with prices ranging from 5k to 20k per guest per night.

Reaching Lakshadweep by Ship- Lakshadweep Travel Guide

Reaching Lakshadweep by Ship

On the other hand, the Govt. Cruise, Samudram (M.V Kavaratti), offers a 5-day package covering any three of these islands, Minicoy, Kavaratti, Agatti and Kalpeni. Though less luxurious, it provides a more immersive experience. It could be tedious to book it directly through the SPORTS website during peak season, so you may consider using a travel agent to save time.

Reaching Lakshadweep by Flight: Alliance Air

If you are looking for a quicker journey, flying is the best bet. Alliance Air operates a daily flight from Kochi to Agatti, taking just 1 hour and 20 minutes. Flight charges from Kochi are approximately INR 6k per person. If flying from Bengaluru, consider the connecting flight option, although it may be pricier.

Reaching Lakshadweep by flight

Reaching Lakshadweep by Flight

For those starting the journey from Delhi, flying involves more planning, with no direct flights available. Booking a flight a day prior to reaching Kochi, spending the night, and then catching the morning flight to Lakshadweep is a viable option. The total cost, including stay, ranges from INR 15k to INR 18k.

To save costs and add a day to your travel, consider catching an overnight train from Bengaluru to Kochi, spending the night in Kochi, and then taking the morning flight to Lakshadweep. This approach not only saves money but also allows exploration of Kochi.

For more detailed information, you may check this link: Best Way to Reach Lakshadweep with Kids!

You may also watch this video to know more:

How to Reach Lakshadweep? Samudram? Cordelia Cruises? Best Way to Reach Lakshadweep with Kids | Ep.1

Choosing the Right Lakshadweep Island – Lakshadweep Travel Guide

Out of 36 islands in Lakshadweep, only 10 are inhabited and just 5 of these are open to tourists. Hence,  choosing the right island is crucial for your trip. Each island has its own vibe. Choose the one that suits your family.

Lakshadweep Agatti Island

Lakshadweep Agatti Island

Agatti Island

Agatti is the only island with an airport in Lakshadweep. While it lacks Govt. authorized accommodations, you can easily find private stay options here.

Kadmat Island

Kadmat is accessible by boat from Agatti and has only one Govt. resort, Kadmat Island Beach Resort. The boat ride may be tiring for kids, making it less suitable for families.

You may also watch this video to know more:

Which Island to Visit in Lakshadweep with Family? | How to do the Bookings? | Entry Permit | Ep.2

Kavaratti Island

Kavaratti, the capital, offers a blend of beaches and local experiences. This island is also accessible by boat from Agatti and it has Kavaratti Beach Resort which is a Govt. resort. The island provides more activities, making it suitable for families interested in local culture.

Minicoy Island

Minicoy, known for its Maldives-like beaches, requires a ship journey from Kochi. It offers unique cultural experiences but may not be ideal for families with small children.

Lakshadweep Bangaram Island

Lakshadweep Bangaram Island

Bangaram Island

Bangaram, the most famous island, boasts pristine beaches and water sports. It is accessible by boat from Agatti and it has only one Govt. beach resort, making it an excellent choice for families.

For more detailed information, you may check this link: Which Island to Visit in Lakshadweep with Kids?

Booking Your Lakshadweep Trip: Tips and Tricks

There are two main options for booking a Lakshadweep trip – through the Govt. website (SPORTS) or a SPORTS-authorized travel agent.

Booking Through SPORTS Website:

Visit the SPORTS website, sign up, choose the desired package, and check availability. Booking directly involves uncertainties and may not guarantee discounts. However, it was suggested to us that booking directly is the best option.

Booking Through a Travel Agent:

if you are looking for personalized guidance then booking with a travel agent is the best option. You can get a list of authorized travel agents from the SPORTS website. They also simplify the entry permit process, taking responsibility for the application.

Obtaining the Entry Permit

For those opting to book directly online, an entry permit is necessary. This involves applying through the e-permit website, creating an account, filling out the form, attaching required documents, and paying entry fees. Entry permits are typically issued 15 days before the journey.

Choosing Lakshadweep for a family vacation in 2024 is a step towards creating everlasting memories. Tailoring the journey to your family’s preferences, budget, and comfort ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience. From choosing the mode of transportation to selecting the perfect island, every step in this Lakshadweep travel guide is crafted to make your family trip a memorable one.

For more detailed information, you may check this link: How to do the Bookings for Lakshadweep?

Safety Measures for a Family Vacation: Lakshadweep Travel Guide

Lakshadweep stands out as an ideal destination for family travel, assuring a safe and secure atmosphere for you and your little ones. The amicable locals contribute to the inviting atmosphere, and the low crime rate adds an extra layer of peace of mind. While exploring the islands, especially around the beaches and waters, it’s advisable to keep a close eye on your children. Following the instructions and adhering to safety guidelines for water sports activities is essential to ensure a worry-free experience.

Safety Measures for a Family Vacation: Lakshadweep Travel Guide

Lakshadweep Safety Measures for a Family Vacation

Traveling with Infants

For parents with infants, extra caution is essential. Given limited shops on the islands, packing necessary items for your baby is crucial. Being well-prepared ensures you can attend to your little ones without hiccups during your island exploration. Due to limited medical facilities, carry necessary medications and basic first aid supplies.

Government Packages for Convenience

Opting for government packages enhances your Lakshadweep trip’s convenience. These packages cover entry permits, airport transfers, boat transfers, and accommodations.

Activities for Families

Lakshadweep offers diverse family-friendly activities, from exploring pristine beaches to snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking. These activities create memorable experiences for children and allow the family to bond in the lap of nature. Spend quality time on beaches, taking in scenic beauty. The peaceful atmosphere lets both adults and kids rejuvenate, creating calm moments amidst vibrant island life.

Recommended Islands for Families

If unsure about which island to visit with kids, Agatti or Bangaram Island are excellent choices. With beautiful beaches and family-friendly activities, they provide a convenient and enjoyable option, especially if your kids are not used to extensive travel.

For more detailed information, you may check this link: Is it Safe to Travel to Lakshadweep with Kids?

Our journey to Lakshadweep was a dream come true, and navigating the planning process made it all the more rewarding. We hope this guide, helps you create lasting memories with your family in this tropical paradise. Whether you choose the convenience of Agatti, the cultural richness of Kavaratti, or the untouched beauty of Bangaram, Lakshadweep has something magical for every family. Happy travels!

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    Vaidhainshi Jindal May 31, 2024 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Really nice article and helpful guide!!!

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      Neha Sharma June 3, 2024 at 2:41 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

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