Prime Minister Modi‘s recent visit to Lakshadweep has catapulted the archipelago into the global spotlight. The stunning visuals shared by the Prime Minister on social media have ignited a surge in interest, making it a sought-after destination for beach lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
Permit Process For Lakshadweep
To experience the pristine beauty of Lakshadweep, obtaining a Protected Area Permit (PAP) is crucial. Here’s a step-by-step guide:
Online Application at Lakshadweep Tourism Portal
Prospective travelers can apply for the PAP online through the Lakshadweep Administration’s e-permit gateway at lakshadweeptourism.com/contact.html. The application requires personal details, travel dates, purpose of visit, and preferred islands.
For verification, upload scanned copies of your government ID and a passport-sized photo.
Non-Indian travelers are required to pay a permit fee of Rs 300 per person.
The application is processed within 7 working days, with email notifications regarding the permission status.
Validity and Additional Charges
It is valid for 30 days. A green tax of Rs 300 per person is levied upon arrival at Agatti airport.
Best Time To Visit Lakshadweep
The ideal time to explore Lakshadweep is from October to February, offering lower temperatures and pleasant weather conditions.
Air Travel: Flights from Delhi to Kochi cost approximately Rs 12,000 (round trip).
Ferry Voyage: Enjoy a scenic ferry journey with costs ranging from Rs 4,000 to Rs 8,000 per person for a round trip.
Activities To Do In Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep beckons adventure seekers with an array of water sports and cultural experiences:
Water Sports Extravaganza
Canoeing: Experience the thrill at Minicoy Island.
Scuba Diving: Dive into the depths at Rs 3,500.
Snorkeling: Explore the vibrant marine life at Rs 1,000.
Parasailing, Kayaking, Jet Skiing, and Reef Walking: Choose your adrenaline-pumping adventure.
Local Village Visits: Immerse yourself in the local charm.
Traditional Boat Building: Witness age-old craftsmanship.
Maldivian Dance Performances: Enjoy the captivating Lava Dance.
Relaxation Retreats: Indulge in ayurvedic massages and spa treatments.
Fishing and Island Tours
Opt for fishing and island tours at Rs 1,000–Rs 1,500 per person for an unforgettable experience.
Embark on your Lakshadweep adventure armed with these insights, ensuring a seamless and memorable journey to this paradise on earth.