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Lakshadweep is one of the worlds most spectacular tropical island systems. The precious heritage of ecology and culture is supported by an extremely fragile ecosystem. Committed to the cause of Eco tourism Union Territory of Lakshadweep has consciously followed a middle path between tourism promotion and environmental conservation. The Administration is carefully monitoring the environmental impact of coastal tourism and has taken steps to promote tourism in a way that is consistent with ecological concerns. As an effective strategy to avoid pressure on ecological environment, the efforts to promote tourism have been synchronized with the carrying capacity of the islands.!

The popular package tour Coral Reef 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 Tippu Sultan. The ships have cafeteria, snack bars, doctor on call, 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, 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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