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LAKSHADWEEP A PANORAMIC VIEW

One of world's most spectacular tropical island systems, Lakshadweep is tucked away at 220-440Kms off the Kerala Coast. The islands offer a precious heritage of ecology and culture. The unique feature of the Islands is its coral reef, making it a pristine leisure spot to come back to. 4200 sq. kms. of lagoon, rich in marine wealth, is spread over 36 islands in an area of 32 sq. kms.The underwater view at Lakshadweep is kaleidoscopic and breathtaking. The lagoon offers excellent potential for water sports like swimming, wind-surfing, diving, snorkeling and kayaking. No wonder, Lakshadweep is fast becoming India's one of its kind ?Adventure sport - Nature Tourism? location.Each island is fringed by snow white coral sands. The crystal clear water and the abundant marine life enhance the beauty of these islands. Against the vast expanse of the blue sea, the island look like emeralds. The huge shallow calm lagoon on one side with wall like reef made of marine live coral boulders blocks the incoming swells of the outer sea. The islands are linked to the mainland by:- ship, helicopter, Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines and mechanized sailing wooden vessels. The islands like Agatti and Bangaram can be reached by ship and air from Cochin. From Agatti, Kadmat and Kavaratti are linked by speed ferry. In all the islands, elaborate infrastructure is in place to meet the needs of tourists.

Lakshadweep was given the National Eco-Tourism Award 1997 .
 
LAKSHADWEEP SAMUDRAM (BY M.V KAVARATTI)

Lakshadweep Samudram is a Five-days cruise to visit the islands of Kavaratti, Kalpeni and Minicoy by ship- M.V Kavaratti. The island tour is organized during the day with lunch and refreshments ashore. Nights are spent on board the ship. M.V Kavaratti has 150 Diamond class accommodations. Swimming, snorkeling and other water sports are arranged during the day' tour. Children from 1 year and above up to 10 years will be treated as child.

Package rate for Five Days Lakshadweep Samudram Package.

Class of Accommodation Transportation Cost Tour Charges Total
First (Adult) Rs.10,000 Rs.14,000 Rs.24,000/-
First (Child) Rs.5,000 Rs.12,000 Rs.17,000/-
10% hike will be applicable in December
* Rates in Indian Rupees, Service Tax at applicable rate (3.09%)



 
CORAL REEF PACKAGE (BY MV Lakshadweep Sea & MV Arabian Sea)


Coral Reef is a Four-days cruise to visit any of the two islands of Kavaratti,Kalpeni,Minicoy and Kadmat by ship- MV Lakshadweep Sea & MV Arabian Sea. The island tour is organized during the day with lunch and refreshments ashore. Nights are spent on board the ship. MV Lakshadweep Sea & MV Arabian Sea has 4 First class and 4 Second class accommodations. Swimming, snorkeling and other water sports are arranged during the day' tour.

Package Seats: First- 4, Second - 4

Class of Accommodation

Transportation Cost

Tour Charges

Total

First (Adult) Rs.8,000

Rs.11,000/-

Rs.19,000/-

First (Child) Rs.4,000

Rs.9,000/-

Rs.13,000/-

Secound (Adult)

Rs.4,000

Rs.11,000/-

Rs.15,000/-

Secound (Child)

Rs.2,000

Rs.9,000/-

Rs.11,000/-

10% hike will be applicable in December.
*Rates in Indian Rupees Service Tax at applicable rate (3.09%)






 
SWAYING PALM PACKAGE
(M.V. KAVARATTI/M.V. ARABIAN SEA/M.V LASHADWEEP SEA/M.V. AMINDIVI/ M.V. MINICOY)
Swaying Palm is a six / seven days tour to Minicoy.Tourists are accommodated in exclusive A/c cottages and other individual cottages built on the beachfront. Journey is by M.V Arabian sea and M.V Lakshadweep sea, M.V. Minicoy and M.V. Amindivi , M.V Kavaratti.Tariff for the cottages as under.

Category of Rooms in Minicoy

Double

Single

Extra Bed

Air Conditioned Super Deluxe Room ( 7 rooms)

8000

6000

3500

Air Conditioned Deluxe Room ( 10 rooms)

6000

5000

3000

10 % hike will be applicable in December & Feb, March 10% lower the rate


Rates in Indian Rupees Service Tax at applicable rate (3.09%)

TRANSPORTATION

Class of Accommodation
Transportation Cost

First

Rs. 9000/- (Both Ways)

Second

Rs. 6500/- (Both Ways)

Pushback/Bunk

Rs. 4000/- (Both Ways)

Rates in Indian Rupees Service Tax at applicable rate (3.09%)



 

MARINE WEALTH AWARENESS PROGRAMME
(BY M.V. KAVARATTI/M.V. ARABIAN SEA/LAKSHADWEEP SEA/M.V. AMINDIVI & M.V. MINICOY)

Marine Wealth Awareness Programme covers a 4 -7 dayspackage to Kadmat to experience the richness and beauty of marine life. Sea passage is by M.V Arabian sea, M.V. Lakshadweep sea, M.V Amindivi ,M.V Minicoy and M.V Kavaratti. One can spend 2-5 fun filled days on the island, Swimming, Snorkeling and Kayaking are included in water sports. A full-fledged water sports institute is functional at Kadmat. The more adventurous can indulge in scuba diving, wind surfing and para sailing. The charges for the package are as under.

Category of Rooms in Kadmat

Double

Single

Extra Bed

Air Conditioned Super Deluxe Room ( 5 rooms)

10000

8000

4000

Air Conditioned Deluxe Room ( 5 rooms)

8000

6000

3500

Air Conditioned Standard Room ( 5 room )

6000

5000

3000

Non-AC Standard Room ( 13 rooms)

4000

3000

2000

10 % hike will be applicable in December & Feb, March 10% lower the rate



TRANSPORTATION

First

Rs. 9000/- (Both Ways)

Second

Rs. 6500/- (Both Ways)

Pushback/Bunk

Rs. 4000/- (Both Ways)

*Rates in Indian Rupees Service Tax at applicable rate (3.09%)



 
TARATASHI PACKAGE
(M.V KAVARATTI/ M.V ARABIAN SEA/M.V LAKSHADWEEP SEA/M.V AMINDIVI/M.V MINICOY)
Taratashi offers a package to visit Kavaratti - the administrative capital of Lakshadweep and a four/five days stay on the island. Swimming, snorkeling, scuba dive lagoon cruise in glass bottomed boat and other water sports are on offer and can make your holiday memorable. The stay on the island is in the tourist huts on beach front. There are only 10 seats available. However more seats can be made available on dormitory accommodation.Transportation by M.V.Arabian Sea, M.V. Lasshadweep Sea,M.V.Amindivi and M.V.Minicoy, M.V Kavaratti.

Category of Rooms in Kavaratti

Double

Single

Extra Bed

Air Conditioned Suite Room ( 6 rooms)  ( 24 Beds)

8000

6000

3500

10 % hike will be applicable in December & Feb, March 10% lower the rate


Rates in Indian Rupees Service Tax at applicable rate (3.09%)

TRANSPORTATION

First

Rs. 9000/- (Both Ways)

Second

Rs. 6500/- (Both Ways)

Pushback/Bunk

Rs. 4000/- (Both Ways)

*Rates in Indian Rupees Service Tax at applicable rate (3.09%)


 
WEEK END/ONE ISLAND TOURIST PACKAGE
Week End / One Island tour to Kalpeni, Minicoy, Kavaratti & Kadmat is a one day excursion package. On Saturday the ship departs from Kochi/Mangalore/Beypore and on Monday morning ship returns to Kochi/Mangalore/Beypore. Sunday will be spent with a range of water sports like, snorkeling, kayaking, viewing under water marine life through glass bottomed boats etc.

Package Dates will be released soon
Minicoy, Kadmat & Kavaratti @ Rs.7216/-( adults)@Rs.6185/- (Child)per head
Kalpeni @ Rs.6185/-(adult) @ Rs.5155/-(child)
Accommodation in the ship AC hall push-back chairs.
10% hike will be applicable in December.


 
TENTS IN THINNAKARA & BANGARAM
Non A/C Tents in Thinnakara  & Bangaram

Category of Rooms in Thinnakara

Double

Single

Extra Bed

Tents In Thinnakara

8000

6000

3000

10 % hike will be applicable in December & Feb, March 10% lower the rate


Category of Rooms in Bangaram

Double

Single

Extra Bed

Tents In Bangaram

10000

8000

4000

10 % hike will be applicable in December & Feb, March 10% lower the rate



 
SCUBA DIVE PACKAGE
All diving equipment will be provided. Swimming skills and a doctor's certificate declaring the candidate fit for diving are mandatory. The minimum age to undergo the diving course is 14 years.
Kavaratti

Lakshadweep has got world's premier Dive Spots. The Dolphin Dive centre, Kavaratti offers PADI Scuba Diving Experience Programme and PADI Scuba Diving Course. For details please contact our dolphin dive centre, Kavaratti in the Tel. Number: +91- 4896 263649 / 262105 .

Course

Course Fee

Accommodation

Course Duration

PADI Open Water Dive  Course

Rs. 20,000/-

Rs. 2000/- per day

5 to 8 days

TRANSPORTATION                                 

First

Rs. 9000/- (Both Ways)

Second

Rs. 6500/- (Both Ways)

Pushback/Bunk

Rs. 4000/- (Both Ways)

 *Rates in Indian Rupees Service Tax at applicable rate (3.09%)

 
CHILD RATES

Children between the age group of 1 to 10 years is accommodated at 50% of the accommodation charges and full transport charge.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  1. 10% cancellation charge will be deducted if the booking is cancelled 30 days before departure of the ship.
  2. 25% cancellation charge will be deducted if the booking is cancelled between 29th to 7th days before departure of the ship.
  3. No refund if cancelled within 7 days before the departure of the ship.

REFUND POLICY
  1. 100% refund if the schedule is cancelled due to unfavourable weather conditions and/or other unexpected technical faults. No damages/claims will be payable except money paid by them.

CONDITIONS

•  Consumption of liquor is prohibited in Lakshadweep.

•  Program / Schedule of ship is liable to be changed / cancelled without prior notice. Ships are operated by Lakshadweep Administration. In case of a change in the ship schedule liability of SPORTS is restricted to transporting the tourists back to Cochin by immediate available conveyance of the ship only.

•  Tourists availing LTC may collect LTC certificate room Manager on board at the time of return journey or from our Kochi office on return. Transport and tour change bifurcation is given in the tariff chart.

•  Service tax applicable as per the prevailing Govt. Tax rate.

•  All the payments are to be made by Cash / DD / Cheque at par in favour of ?SPORTS ?PAYABLE? at Kochi.

 
INCREDIBLE ISLANDS
A journey to the aquatic paradise of India - L a k s h a d w e e p

Incredible Islands… the new tourist package covering Agatti, Kadmat and Kavaratti islands. The package is operated by SPORTS from Kochi, twice a week, connecting Kochi - Agatti - Kadmat and Kochi - Agatti - Kavaratti by flight and speedboat.

Agatti - The airport stopover

“The Fishing Capital” of Lakshadweep, which is located 459 kms from Kochi. Agatti is blessed with an un-matching ecosystem and marine wealth including stunning coral reefs, blue lagoons, pristine beaches, water sport locations and facilities, fresh sea-food and fully furnished island beach resort.

Kadmat - The coral garden

A very large lagoon on the western side with abundant coral growth, which is located 407 kms from Kochi. Feel the unique beauty of coral reefs. Life gets the real charm here at Kadmat. The hot attractions are the silver sand beaches, excellent water sport facilities and renowned Scuba Diving Centre. Excellent accommodations are available here which includes executive / family / honeymoon and AC cottages, which gifts you the mind-blowing view of the water body. Enjoy the casual dining with a focus on fresh local produce which offers a celebration time for your taste buds.

Kavaratti - The capital island

Located 404 kms from Kochi, Kavaratti is the headquarters of the Union Territory Administration since 1964. Calm lagoons, amazing coral reefs, thrilling water sport destinations, marine aquarium, glass bottomed boats, Dolphin Dive Centre etc., will make your holidays, an unforgettable experience. Find your space here and escape into the magic world of thrill, fun and excitement.

Package Features

•  The tourists will be taken from Kochi to Agatti by Indian Airlines. The package doesn’t include to and fro flight charges (Kochi to Agatti & Agatti to Kochi), but includes to and fro speedboat charges from Agatti-Kadmat or Kavaratti.

•  On the arrival day and on the days of disruption in the voyages by speedboats due to bad weather or other similar reasons, SPORTS will make necessary arrangements with private operators or Agatti Island Beach Resort regarding accommodation for the tourists in the package.

•  On the next day of arrival at Agatti, the tourists will be taken to Kadmat / Kavaratti by speedboat. On the completion of the package on Saturdays and Tuesdays, tourists will be taken back to Agatti for their take-off to Kochi.

•  The above package includes food, accommodation, local sightseeing, folk dance presentation and limited water sport activities.

•  Other facilities like scuba diving, parasailing, nearby island visit etc., will be charged extra, in addition to the package rates.



1. There is no revision of accommodation charges for the Marine Wealth Awareness Programme/Taratashi/Swaying Palm packages.
2. The 10% hike during December and 10% discount during February & March will continue like last year for staying packages (Marine Wealth Awareness Programme/Taratashi/Swaying Palm).
3. The accommodation charges for staying tourist will cover only accommodation and food charges. All other water sports activities are chargeable.
4. Package cost for cruise based packages (Lakshadweep Samudram/Coral Reef/Silver Sand) will be increased by 10% during the month of December.
5. The 10% discount for the month of February & March will be withdrawn as demand exceeds supply for ship based packages (Lakshadweep Samudram/Coral Reef/Silver Sand).
6. Cruise based package (Lakshadweep Samudram/Coral Reef/Silver Sand) availed tourist will enjoy the following facilities without any additional payment in the island of their visit as the cost of which included in the package cost.
    i. Kavaratti Island - Glass bottomed boat ride, Kayaking, visit to Fisheries Museum and Folk Dance.
    ii. Kalpeni Island - Snorkeling, Kayaking, Factory Visit and Folk Dance.
    iii. Minicoy Island - Kayaking, Light House visit, Village visit, Folk Dance.
    iv. Kadmat Island - Kayaking, Glass bottomed boat ride, Factory visit, Folk Dance.
    v. Thinnakara Island - Snorkeling, Kayaking.
    vi. Bangaram Island - Snorkeling, Kayaking.
7. All other Water Sports activities are chargeable. /div>
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