White sand, blue water, breaking and crashing waves. This view is special.
After reading this, did you feel like traveling in your wanderlust mind? Do you also want to go to any sea beach in India and enjoy this beauty?
If yes then there are many such beautiful beaches in India. Lakshadweep, which has become much talked about since the beginning of 2024, is also included in these beautiful places.
Lakshadweep is a union territory and is in the south-west of India.
This is a place with 36 islands, where some people have been comparing its beauty with Maldives.
If you are thinking of going to Lakshadweep, then you need to keep some things in mind.
Know in this story how to reach Lakshadweep? Which way or way will be better for you? But first know some things about Lakshadweep.
Some things about Lakshadweep
- Lakshadweep in Malayalam and Sanskrit means one lakh islands
- Lakshadweep is about 440 kilometers away from Kochi, Kerala.
- Lakshadweep group of 36 small islands
Total population is around 64 thousand
- Area about 32 square kilometers
- Language- Malayalam and English
- Important Islands- Kavaratti, Agatti, Amini, Kadmat, Kilatan, Chetlat, Bitra, Andoh, Kalpani and Minicoy.
- According to the administration, there are 13 banks, 13 guest houses, 10 hospitals in Lakshadweep.
Guide to reach Lakshadweep:
You can take a flight or train to Kochi, Kerala from any part of India.
The first thing you should do when you reach Kochi is to get a permit to visit Lakshadweep.
There are some such sensitive or protected places in India, where you have to take permission from the administration before going. Lakshadweep is also one such place.
Lakshadweep administration has its office in Willington Island area in Kochi. You can apply for a permit by going here.
You can apply for a permit online even before you start your journey. Click here to apply online.
While applying, you will have to upload the date of travel, island, documents. It would be better if all these things are done 15 days in advance.
The permit remains for 30 days and its fee is Rs 300.
You will also have to pay Rs 300 as green tax at the airport.
Another way is that you can download the application from the website of Lakshadweep Administration.
First fill this application. Then deposit it in the collector’s office. But keep in mind that it may take time, so it would be better to plan in advance.
Keep your ID proof, passport size photo and permit with you. You will have to submit this permit to the police station or administration office in Lakshadweep.
One more thing. It is possible that you may have to obtain some additional permission for scuba diving or wildlife photography.
Now the permit is ready, let’s start the journey.