Lakshadweep Islands consists of a group of extremely small islets; some are inhabited while others are not. The main source of livelihood of the inhabitants of these islands is fishing and coral fishes that are available here fetch high value in markets.
Of the 36 islands, 10 are inhabited and others are noted for their exquisite scenic beauty. Palm fringed and silver colored crescent shaped sea beaches, and the endless azure expanse makes Lakshadweep an exhilarating experience.
How to get to Lakshadweep:
Lakshadweep Island is accessible both by air and sea. However, Kochi in Kerala is looked upon as the gateway to Lakshadweep.
By Air: Flights are operated from Kochi to Agatti and Bangaram islands in Lakshadweep. From Agatti, boats are available to Kavaratti and Kadmat during fair season from October to May. Helicopter transfers are also available from Agatti to Bangaram Island Resort during monsoon and to Kavarati throughout the year. It takes approximately one hour and thirty minutes from Cochin to Agatti.
By Sea: Several passenger ships are available from Cochin to Lakshadweep and vice-versa. The entire journey takes almost 14 to 18 hours, depending on the island chosen for the journey. Different classes of accommodation are available inside the ship, with a doctor available on call on board.