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    Couple on their memorable honeymoon in Lakshadweep

    Honeymoon in Lakshadweep is the new rage these days. Have you ever wondered what is all the hype about? Or what is so special about the islands that so many people are now letting go of Goa or Maldives or Mauritius (once, very popular honeymoon destinations) to spend the initial days of their marital bliss in the lap of the Laccadive Sea?

    Soothingly beautiful and spell-binding, Lakshadweep is the smallest Union Territory of India. 36 constituting islands of Lakshadweep sweep 32 km sq of area under them. The archipelago has everything you can ask for an amazing and memorable honeymoon – glittering water, shimmering sand, beautiful beaches, luxurious resorts, adventure activities, and warm locales. Know about what’s there in the preparation of your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Lakshadweep.

    Where are the Lakshadweep Islands hidden?

    Location of Lakshadweep Islands highlighted in Indian Political Map

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    Lakshadweep islands are scattered over 30,000 sq. miles and are about 220 to 440 km away from the coastal city of Kochi in Kerala. Out of 36 islands, 17 are uninhabited, 10 inhabited, 4 newly formed islets, and 5 submerged reef atolls. Since it is closest to Kerala, its jurisdiction falls under the Kerala State and Kerala High Court.

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    Best time to visit Lakshadweep for honeymoon

    Couple lounging seaside during their honeymoon in Lakshadweep

    The climate here is tropical so it’s pleasant all year around. Due to its proximity to Kerala, the weather is very much alike. The temperature ranges from 25° to 35° Celsius, which is quite pleasant most time of the year. The average humidity here is 70% which is neither too high, nor too low.

    If you are planning anytime soon, months from October to February are best suited for your honeymoon in Lakshadweep. It’s the time when the vegetation is at its greenest.

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    Ideal duration of honeymoon in Lakshadweep

    Couple strolling around on Lakshadweep Beach

    Since the mesh of islands is very small with respect to area that they cover, it is best to stay for 5 nights and 6 days in Lakshadweep. The duration is ideal for relaxing and having a laid-back time as well as indulging in various fun activities on the islands.

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    How to reach Lakshadweep Islands

    By Waterways

    Couple gazing out at passenger ships that commute tourists between Lakshadweep and mainland

    There are seven passenger ships which take you to Lakshadweep Islands from Kochi, namely, MV Amindivi, MV Arabian Sea, MV Bharat Seema, MV Dweep Setu, MV Kavaratti, MV Lakshadweep Sea, and MV Minicoy. The journey takes around 15 to 20 hours, depending on the weather conditions. These ships have different levels of accommodations like AC Deluxe, AC First Class, and Tourist Class with AC, and come complete with entertainment lounges, bars, cafeteria, and promenades. The journey costs you somewhere around INR 3,200 to INR 150 one side, depending upon the type of accommodation you have chosen.

    By Airways

    Airplane flying over sea to take eager passengers to Lakshadweep Islands

    The only tourist air-link of Lakshadweep Islands to mainland is Cochin International Airport. Flights from Cochin International Airport fly to Agatti Aerodrome almost on a daily basis. They take an average of 1.5 hours to cover the passage, and operate six days a week, which leaves just one day without any air commutation. As of now, only Air India operates these flights.

    PS: Transfers from Agatti Aerodrome take through helicopters and passenger boats.

    Getting around

    Couple riding bikes to get to and fro on islands in Lakshadweep

    There are only two ways to travel intra-island – rental scooters and taxis. The starting fare for the taxis is bare minimum. Security deposits for rentals are not monumental either. You can also opt for private cabs, most of which are run by localites who can easily your tour guides.

    For inter-island travelling, the most convenient and economical option is waterways. Travel by water scooters, boats, catamarans, and long-tail boats. Helicopters are also an option; a bit heavy on the pocket, yet offering mesmerizing bird-eye views from the top.

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    6 Best Islands For Honeymoon in Lakshadweep

    The constituting islands of Lakshadweep are different in terms of offerings, yet similar in terms of tropical beauty. Out of 36 islands, some are atolls and some corals. Here are the most romantic islands that you must see on your honeymoon.

    1. Agatti Island – The best spot for snorkeling together

    Glass-bottomed boat on Agatti Island

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    What’s special for romantic souls: Agatti is probably the best snorkeling spot in Lakshadweep Islands. Take your loved one for a tour in sea in glass-bottomed boats or walk hand-in-hand around the beautiful lagoons of the island.

    Where to stay: Agatti Island Beach Resort is probably the best resort in Lakshadweep. Luxuriant surroundings and comfortable stay define the resort. Tariff will be INR 8,000 onwards, per night.

    Huts and shades set up on Agatti Island Beach

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    Open to foreigners: Yes

    2. Bangaram Island – An underwater riot of of colors

    Colorful corals at Bangaram Island in Lakshadweep

    What’s special for romantic souls: Extraordinary variety of colorful coral reefs and calm waters attract divers. If you and your life partner are into it, then missing diving here would be sin. In fact Lakshadweep has the most pristine waters for Scuba diving in India . Little sandstone hideouts are perfect for you to find your corner and spend the day with your loved one.

    Where to stay: Tent stays offered by Lakshadweep tourism are a great way to stay close to nature. These tents, set up near any of the lagoons, will cost you somewhere around INR 6,000 per night.

    Stunning views from Bangaram Island

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    Open to foreigners: No

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    3. Kadmat Island – For a sunny day of fishing with your spouse

    Beautiful sea-huts at Kadmat Island in Lakshadweep

    What’s special for romantic souls: This 8 km long island is bewitchingly beautiful. Adding to the mesmerizing island is a stunning lagoon on one side and a coral outcrop on the other. One of the major fishing spots in Lakshadweep, Kadmat invites you to go fishing with your loved one on a bright sunny day.

    Where to stay: Kadmat Beach Resort of Lakshadweep Tourism is the major hit there. Tariff would be in the range of INR 3,000 to 12,000 per night.

    A sailboat sailing near Kadmat Island

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    Open to foreigners: Yes

    4. Kavaratti Island – One of the most pristine honeymoon destinations in India

    Coconut palm lined Kavaratti Island in Lakshadweep

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    What’s special for romantic souls: Magnificent lagoons and periphery of coconut mangroves signify Kavaratti Islands. Lakshadweep’s foremost diving academy is set up in Kavaratti. One of the most popular islands in Lakshadweep, Kavaratti is your dose of beauty with a stunning spell.

    Open to foreigners: No

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    5. Kalpeni Island – Falling in love is the only option here

    Beautiful settings at the beach of Kalpeni Island set the mood right for romance

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    What’s special for romantic souls: Kalpeni, with its three satellite islands, is a beautiful island with its small mosques and architectural wonders. Huge fishing nets casted in the sea add a kind of warmth to the place. The whole ambiance here, especially around dusk is such that you can’t help falling in love.

    Besides captivating setting for romance, Kalpeni is where you can gorge on finger-licking seafood delicacies like Pickled Octopus, Roasted Lobster, and such.

    Where to stay: Coral Beach Resort is a good stay option in Kalpeni Island. It will cost you about INR 6,000 per night on your honeymoon.

    Open to foreigners: No

    6. Minicoy Island – Home to hauntingly beautiful beaches

    A lone canoe set ashore on Minicoy Island in Lakshadweep

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    What’s special for romantic souls: A melting pot of cultures and traditions, Minicoy has strong influences of British, Muslim, and Maldivian, and Malayali races. The crescent shaped island is known for its beautiful beaches and rich aquatic life. With less tourism, the beaches here are much like your personal beaches where you get all the privacy you want. We bet, you will miss such serenity for a long time after you are back.

    Where to stay: The Minicoy Resort is a beautiful resort in Minicoy Island, where you can stay leisurely for your honeymoon in Lakshadweep. From open-to-sky bathrooms to cute cottages, the resort has everything good to offer. Tariff will be around INR 8,000 per night.

    Beautiful sea-huts at Kadmat Island in Lakshadweep

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    Open to foreigners: No

     


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    8 Romantic things to do on your honeymoon in Lakshadweep

    Lakshadweep offers a rich bouquet of fun activities which can bring the newly-weds all the more closer. Spend some fun time with each other, as you go on collecting the shell-souvenirs at the gorgeous islands and beaches of Lakshadweep. Plan your honeymoon in Lakshadweep Islands in a way that you get to include maximum of the activities given below.

    1. Go Scuba diving at Kalpeni Island and marvel at the the colorful under-water world of the corals with your new partner

    Iconic hutments near Minicoy Beach in Lakshadweep

    2. Go kite surfing at Kadmat Island and behold the moment when cool breeze ruffles through your hair

    Couple enjoying kitesurfing on their Lakshadweep honeymoon

    3. Nothing is more romantic than canoeing in the sea and exploring the deep blue waters with just your partner and no one else around

    Couple canoeing to the vortex of the islands during their honeymoon in Lakshadweep

    4. Behold the sunset and night views from the Lighthouse at Minicoy Island since they are nothing less of dreamy

    Stunning lighthouse at Minicoy Island stands tall and proud

    5. Indulge in some festivities with the tribals of Lakshadweep Islands

    Tribals dancing and celebrating in Lakshadweep Islands

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    6. Go sunbathing and revel in the beauty of stunning landscapes of Lakshadweep

    Palm lined beaches make for good vantage points to take in the beautiful landscapes of Lakshadweep

    7. Go deep fishing and lagoon fishing with your spouse

    Fishing rod casted in Lakshadweep Sea for deep-fishing

    8. Witness the mesmerizing Fish Hatchery at Agatti Island and wonder at the marvel of beginning of new lives with your bae

    Small fishes just hatched from their eggs at Fish Hatchery in Agatti Island

    So, which is your favourite destination for a stay in Lakshadweep?

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