Is It Safe to Travel to Lakshadweep with Kids? Things to Know

Can We Travel to Lakshadweep with Kids?

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Yes, you can travel to Lakshadweep with kids, and it is a safe destination for family vacations. Lakshadweep boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the country, making it suitable for solo travelers as well. It is particularly easy to travel with children above 5 years of age, and if you opt for government packages, the planning process becomes even more convenient. These packages take care of everything, from obtaining entry permits to arranging airport transfers, boat transfers, and comfortable accommodations on your chosen island.

Once you arrive at the island, you have the option to relax and rejuvenate or engage in exciting water sports activities. Lakshadweep offers a variety of experiences for the entire family whether you prefer tranquil serenity or thrilling adventures.

If you are traveling with children under 5 years old, a little extra vigilance is required. Moreover, it is essential to pack all the necessary items for your baby since there are limited shops available on the islands.

You may also read – Essentials to pack in a Baby Travel Bag!

Based on my observations, the people of Lakshadweep are exceptionally kind, helpful, and friendly. They extend their care and hospitality as if you were part of their own family.

If you would like my suggestion on which island to visit with kids, I recommend Agatti or Bangaram Island. These islands provide beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a range of family-friendly activities. If you are visiting Lakshadweep for the first time or if your kids are not accustomed to extensive travel; opting for a stay on either of these islands especially would be beneficial.

If you want to travel to Lakshadweep with kids but worried if it is safe to travel with kids or not then check out this post for things to keep in mind.

Left to Right, Agatti Island & Bangaram Island

For detailed information on planning your trip to Lakshadweep and selecting the right island, please refer to the post “How to Plan a Trip to Lakshadweep? Which Island to Visit?” It contains all the necessary details about the islands that are open for tourists.

8 Things to keep in mind for your Travel to Lakshadweep with kids

There are a few things you should keep in mind when you plan a travel to Lakshadweep with kids.

  1. Safety: Lakshadweep is a safe place for family travel, making it an ideal destination. The friendly locals and low crime rate create a secure atmosphere. You can explore the islands with peace of mind when traveling with your kids. Additionally, to ensure their safety, it is important to keep a close eye on them, especially near the beaches and water. Moreover, it is crucial to follow lifeguards’ instructions and adhere to safety guidelines for water sports activities.
  2. Traveling with Infants: If you are traveling with infants or younger children, extra caution is required. Packing all the necessary items for the baby is crucial, as there aren’t many shops available on the islands. It’s better to be prepared and carry all the essential supplies to cater to the needs of your little ones.
  3. Govt. Packages: Opting for government packages can make your trip even more convenient. These packages take care of almost all the required arrangements, including entry permits, airport transfers, boat transfers, and accommodations. This way, you can enjoy a hassle-free vacation without worrying about the logistics.

    You may also read: How to do the Bookings for Lakshadweep and get the Entry Permit?

    To visit Lakshadweep, you need to obtain a permit from the Lakshadweep Administration. One can get these permits through authorized travel agents or online. Also, make sure to include the names and details of all the family members, including the children, while applying for the permits.

  4. Medical Facilities: Lakshadweep has limited medical facilities, so it’s essential to carry necessary medications and basic first aid supplies for your children. If you have specific medical requirements, consult with your doctor before the trip.Lakshadweep offers various activities suitable for families with children.
  5. Activities: Lakshadweep offers various activities suitable for families with children. You can explore the pristine beaches, go snorkeling or scuba diving to witness the vibrant marine life, enjoy water sports like kayaking, or simply relax and unwind amidst the natural beauty of the islands. These activities provide an opportunity to explore the vibrant marine life and create memorable experiences for your children.
  6. Rest and Relaxation: Lakshadweep offers a tranquil and serene environment, perfect for unwinding with your family. You can choose to spend quality time on the beaches, enjoying the scenic beauty and soothing waves. The islands provide a peaceful atmosphere that allows both adults and kids to rejuvenate and recharge.

    You may also read – What is the Best Way to Reach Lakshadweep with Kids?

  7. Warm Hospitality: The people of Lakshadweep are known for their warm hospitality. You can expect a friendly and welcoming atmosphere throughout your stay. The locals are always ready to assist and make you feel like a part of their extended family. They will ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for you and your kids.
  8. Recommended Islands: If you are unsure about which island to visit with kids, Agatti or Bangaram Island are excellent choices. These islands offer beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters. And, a range of family-friendly activities. If your kids are not accustomed to extensive travel then staying at either of these islands is a convenient option.

You may also check out this video –

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

Remember to plan your trip in advance, considering the specific needs and preferences of your children. It’s always a good idea to check the latest travel advisories and guidelines from the authorities before visiting Lakshadweep or any other destination.

Enjoy your trip to the stunning Lakshadweep islands with your children, creating lasting memories and immersing yourselves in the natural beauty of this enchanting destination!

This post is part of the Lakshadweep Travel Series, I am doing on my blog. You may also check out the Lakshadweep Playlist on our YouTube channel.


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    Monidipa Dutta June 26, 2023 at 1:40 am - Reply

    This was an reassuring guide. You have very well described everything that one needs to know before traveling there with kids and family. I would love to visit there too!

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    Preeti Chauhan June 28, 2023 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Lakshadweep is a beautiful destination with its lovely beaches and sparse population. Thanks to your post I know that it’s better to carry basic essentials and medicines because of the poor availability of these on the islands.

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    MeenalSonal July 1, 2023 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Seems you had a great family time! Lakshadweep is a beautiful place and is also my long-awaited place to visit. Hope I make it with my family very soon. Thank you for sharing your experiences!

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    Varsh July 3, 2023 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Wr always travel with our kids so kid-friendly destinations are our first choice. Lakshadweep ticks all the right boxes and is sure to be a great vacation option.

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    Jhilmil Bhansali July 3, 2023 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Dekho Apna Desh has been the theme for us this year and looking at your beautiful memories of Lakshadeep reminds me of our trip to Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Both places are perfectly safe & joyful for kids.

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    Debidutta Mohanty July 3, 2023 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Lakshadweep has been long there in our bucket list and this post has beautifully described everything that’s needed to plan. Hopefully we make it this year.

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    Shilpa Garg July 3, 2023 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Have been reading so many travelogues from you on Lakshadweep, that I am super keen to visit this beautiful island. Govt packages seem so interesting and convenient. Would love to check them out. Glad that it is a perfect getaway for the entire family!

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      Jyoti July 4, 2023 at 11:17 am - Reply

      We always explore different destinations with out kids . Seems Lakshwadeep is perfect place to visit with kids. Thanks for such a detailed post .

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