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Cheap flights to Lakshadweep, India

Lakshadweep (mrajank, Aug 2008)
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Arriving in Lakshadweep

With a little searching, you can find cheap flights to Lakshadweep. Your Lakshadweep flight will most likely first land at the Cochin International Airport, where you will take a connecting flight to the Agatti Airport, also known as the Agatti Aerodrome. The Agatti Airport is located at the southern end of Agatti Island and is the lone airstrip in the Lakshadweep islands. This airport is operated by the Airports authority of India. It links the Lakshadweep islands to the Indian mainland via the Cochin International Airport. Cochin International airport is well connected to most other airports in India and to select international destinations. The flight from Cochin to Agatti is approximately 1.5 hours long. The Agatti airport has an approximate 1.25 kilometre long asphalt runway and one passenger terminal.

Travel in Lakshadweep

After your Lakshadweep flight lands, you may want to travel between the islands. Travel between the islands is available in the form of boats and ferries, as well as helicopter transfers. Local transportation on the islands of Lakshadweep is limited and if you do not fancy travelling by foot, you can hire a bicycle. An alternative to bike and foot travel on the island is travelling by auto rickshaw and private cabs. These can be hired at nominal rates. In the monsoon season, which runs  from May to September however, helicopters may be the only available mode of travel for getting around the island.

Main Attractions in Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep has something to offer for practically every kind of tourist. If you desire activity, then a trip to the Bangaram and Kadmat islands is recommended. Apart from having famous diving centres, both islands also offer other activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving. There are various other water sport options such as parasailing, kayaking, wind surfing and water skiing. For those less inclined to enter the waters, there are glass-bottomed boats that give you a glimpse of the coral reefs.

The island of Minicoy has one of the oldest lighthouses in Lakshadweep, offering a spectacular view of the islands. Another must see is the Marine Aquarium and museum at Kavaratti that houses marine artefacts and unique species of marine life. Other places worth visiting include the Tomb of Hazrat Ubaidullah, the Buddhist Archaeological Museum, Mosques of Kavaratti and the Tuna Canning factory.

Shopping, Dining and Night Life in Lakshadweep

With all of the money you saved getting a cheap flight to Lakshadweep, you can go shopping. Shopping options in Lakshadweep are limited but attractive nonetheless. Tiny stalls dotting some of the roadsides of the islands sell a range of handicrafts made of seashells and oyster shells. Crafts made out of coconut shells and tortoise shells are among the other wares of the stalls.

The cuisine here is heavily influenced by Kerala in the mainland of India. A whole range of the freshest seafood mixed with a generous helping of coconut is available throughout the year. 

Lakshadweep doesn't have a big night life scene. Alcohol is not permitted on the island. If you want to go to a bar and have a drink, you will have to travel to the nearby Bangaram island. Otherwise, on Lakshadweep, you can relax and enjoy the scenery while quenching your thirst with fresh coconut water. 

Flight stats for Lakshadweep, India - did you know?
  • Lakshadweep is 204 km from Agatti Island Airport (Lakshadweep, India).
  • Agatti Island Airport (Lakshadweep, India)
    • Every week, at least 7 domestic flights and 0 international flights depart from Agatti Island Airport.