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Samudram Tour Programme Ė By Ship - M.V. Kavaratti

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Lakshadweep Islands Hopping Excursions

m.v. Kavaratti

The all-weather passenger ship, m.v. Kavaratti, built for the Lakshadweep administration by Hindustan Shipyard, Visakhapatnam, will make its maiden voyage to the islands. The Motor Vessel Kavaratti is a 700 Passengers cum 200 T Cargo Vessel built for the Union Territory of Lakshadweep Islands. To enhance the experience of travellers and to promote tourism, there are 150 first class berths (2 Berths in each room) have been specially assigned to Indian tourists... 'Read more on M.V. Kavaratti'

The popular package tour Samudram is a five-day cruise which takes tourists to Kavaratti, Kalpeni and Minicoy for day excursion. During the day with lunch and refreshments ashore. Swimming, snorkeling and other water sports can be arranged during the day tour. Night spends onboard the ship MV Kavaratti. The ships have cafeteria, snack bars, doctor on call, basic entertainments and upper-deck promenade.

While planning your travel itinerary please provide a day at Kochi, both one way to Lakshadweep and on the way back. Ship programmes/Itineraries are subject to change without notice due to ships arrival / departure or other unforeseen reasons.

Reporting time to our facilitation desk at the Warf, Willingdon island at 10.00 AM. Ship departure time 12.00 AM.

KOCHI - WILLINGDON ISLAND

Kochi (Cochin), The Queen of the Arabian Sea, is the commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan capital of Kerala. Kochi is the landing point for all visitors visiting Kerala, Lakshadweep and was one of a major centers of commerce and trade. More about Kochi, please click here / View Maps here.

While you are at Kochi we would be glad to arrange your accommodation on request and organize local sightseeing and backwater cruise. Click Here for Places of Interest in Kerala

WHILE SAILING

The tourist must make it a point to be ready for disembarkation around 07.30 AM after finishing their morning chores and breakfast on board the ship.

There will be regular video show on board the ship. A short instructional video show also will be screened depicting the various facilities available on board the ship and about the rules and regulations to be followed by the tourists on board for their own safety and for the safety of co-passengers.

ENJOY YOURSELF

You have a whole day on each island to spend after having breakfast and disembarking the ship around 8 AM. Lunch is served at tourist complexes.

You then return to the ship around 4.30 PM., after which she sails to the next island. To and fro travel from islands to ship is by special mechanized boats.

09.30 Boarding/Embarkation to the ship
10.30 Inspection of MMD Surveyor
11.00 Departure
13.00 to 13.45 Lunch
15.30 to 16.00 Evening tea
20.00 to 20.45 Dinner
06.00 to 06.30 Morning tea (onboard)
07.00 to 07.30 Break fast (onboard)
07.30 Disembarkation to Kavaratti

KAVARATTI

Location: 10'-33* North Latitude and 72' -38* East Longitude, located 404 kms from Cochin.
It is the headquarters of the U.T Administration since 1964. You have enough time to explore the island.
The beautiful calm lagoon forms an ideal spot for water sports, swimming and basking on warm sandy beaches. Marine life exhibits can be seen at the new MARINE AQUARIUM which has excellent collection of specimens.

Do not bother if you are not a good swimmer, we have made viewing the exotic underwater world easier for you through our glass bottomed boats.

The Dolphin Dive Center is another attraction for water sports enthusiasts.

(Tourists availing 'Taratashi' package to KAVARATI stay in the tourist huts at the tourist complex. One can also visit KAVARATTI in Taratashi packages.)

08.30 to 09.00 Reception with welcome drink
09.00 to 12.30 Cruise in the glass bottomed boat & water sports
like swimming, kayaking etc.
13.00 to 14.00 Lunch & rest
14.00 to 14.30 Folk dance
14.30 to 15.30 Visit to Marine Aquarium & Museum
15.30 to 16.00 Evening tea
16.30 Departure to ship
20.00 to 20.45 Dinner
06.00 to 06.30 Morning tea
07.00 to 07.30 Break fast
07.30 Disembarkation to Kalpeni

KALPENI

Location: 10'-05* North Latitude and 73'-39* East Longitude, located 287 kms. from Cochin.
It is known for its Scenic beauty and the small islets called Tilakkam and Pitti and an uninhabited island on the north called Cheriyam.

A huge shallow lagoon encloses all of them. A peculiar feature of KALPENI atoll is the huge storm bank of coral debris along the eastern and south-eastern shorelines.

It is believed that huge boulders were thrown up during a storm in 1847. It is a progressive island. It was in this island that girls first went to school, when women's education was considered a taboo.

Here, one can swim, reef-walk or water sport on kayaks, sail boat and pedal boat. A visit to the Baniyan Factory and the Light House is also included in the day's program.

(KALPENI is a part of Coconut Groove packages.)

08.30 to 09.00 Reception with welcome drink
09.00 to 12.30 Snorkeling & Sea bath.
13.00 to 14.00 Lunch & rest
14.00 to 14.30 Folk dance
14.30 to 15.30 Visit to Hosiery Factory & Sight seeing
15.30 to 16.00 Evening tea
16.30 Departure to ship
20.00 to 20.45 Dinner
06.00 to 06.30 Morning tea
07.00 to 07.30 Break fast
07.30 Disembarkation to Minicoy

MINICOY

Location: 8'-17* North Latitude and 73'-04* east Longitude, located 398 kms. from Cochin.

It is about 10.6 Kms. long: it is the second largest island, the first being ANDROTT. It is the southern most island in Lakshadweep, crescent shaped and has one of the largest lagoons.

Viringili is the small islet that can be seen on the south. MINICOY is set apart from the northern group of islands by its culture: the islanders are employed as seamen in ocean going vessels the world over.

The island has a systematically arranged village system known as 'Avah'. Each avah is a cluster of houses which is headed by an elected elderly man called Bodukaka. Traditionally all powers to manage village affairs are vested in him.

Each village has a village house beautifully decorated and maintained. Mahl is the spoken language. MINICOY is an important centre for tuna fishing.

The Light House of the island is one of the oldest and was constructed in 1885. One can visit the villages, tuna canning factory, the light house and go for a long drive through dense coconut groves and winding village roads. The beaches have bathing huts and change rooms. So swim and beach walk, Pedal boat, Kayak and Sail. Three Tourist Cottages and a Twenty Bedded Tourist Home have been constructed for the staying tourists.

(This island is a part of Swaying Palm packages.)

08.30 to 09.00 Reception with welcome drink
09.00 to 10.00 Visit to light house
10.00 to 13.00 Sea bath & kayaking etc.
13.00 to 14.00 Lunch & rest
14.00 to 14.30 Cultural programe
14.30 to 15.30 Visit to village
15.30 to 16.00 Evening tea
16.00 Departure to ship
20.00 to 20.45 Dinner
06.00 to 06.30 Morning tea
07.00 to 07.30 Break fast
08.30 Disembarkation to Willingdon Island, Kochi

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ABOUT THE VISITING ISLANDS
Minicoy Islands
Minicoy

Minicoy (locally known as Maliku) is, in a sense, isolated from the main group of islands and lies about 200 kms south of the northern group. It is 10.6 kms long and is the second largest island after Andrott.

Minicoy has one of the largest lagoons with a small uninhabited islet Viringili on its southern side. Minicoy is distinct from the northern group of islands in its culture, language dress etc. It has a cluster of 11 villages, which are called "Ava'h" each presided over by an elected village elder called... More about Minicoy

Kavaratti Island
Kavaratti

Kavaratti is the administrative capital of Lakshadweep. This island is blessed with a unique natural beauty that enchants the tourists with its bewitching landscape. It is the second most populous island in Lakshadweep after Androth Island. A blend of traditional culture and modern infrastructure attract the tourists to this island. In the lagoons around Kavaratti, one can come face to face with star fish, anemones, sea cucumbers and innumerable fishes of different varieties and colors...More about Kavaratti Island

Kalpeni Island
kalpeni

Kalpeni is known for its scenic beauty with the small islets called Tilakkam & Pitti and an uninhabited island on the north called Cheriyam. A huge shallow lagoon encloses all of them. A peculiar feature of Kalpeni atoll is the huge storm bank of coral debris along the eastern & southeastern shoreline. It is a progressive island. It was in this island that girls first went to school, when women's education was considered a taboo....More about Kalpeni Island





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Lakshadweep Islands


·  Andrott
·  Kavaratti
·  Kadmat
·  Kalpeni
·  Minicoy
·  Amini
·  Bitra
·  Chetlat
·  Kiltan
·  Bangaram
·  Suheli
·  Thinnakara