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Kaas Valley of Flowers, Satara
Kaas Valley of Flowers, Satara

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Dubai Picture: Burj Al Arab
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Lakshadweep Islands: Pictures & Images


LakshaDweep (laksha:one hundred thousand, dweep: island) is an archipelago (Cluster of islands) 200 to 400 Kms from the coast of Kerala, India. It is Union Territory of India with a population of around 60,000 spread over a dozen islands/atolls. The formation of these islands is quite interesting as depicted here.
Due to shallow and still waters (Lagoons) around lakshadweep islands the flora and fauna is rich and diverse, offering breathtaking colors and landscapes and beautiful underwater world including corals.

The Tip beach on kalpeni islands was absolutely unique and heavenly where one could see green ocean on one side, blue ocean on the other side with a white sand beach in the center connected to an island. The beautiful Photographs do not justify what the eye can see there.

There are 3 ways to reach lakshadweep for Indian citizens (For others there is only airway)
  • SPORTS (The Society for Promotion of Nature Tourism and Sports), in collaboration with the Lakshadweep Administration, which offers eco-friendly tourism and recreational activities in the islands. The holiday packages of SPORTS are reasonably priced and include food, stay and watersports facilities. Their official website is LakshadweepTourism.com. I had opted for their coral reef package which takes you to 3 islands in a span of 5 days and costs 9000 - 13000 INR. For coral reef package, the travel and stay is over the ship Tipu Sultan. This ship travels weekly to the islands carrying tourists and locals.
  • Via Air to an island which is costly and you are stuck on only 1 island. Also you need prior permission from indian government to stay.
  • Star cruises which only takes to these islands for 1 day and is not that economical


Day 1:
Cochin Airport to Main city (Rick): 275
One day stay @ cochin: 350
Food and travel on that day: 100

Day 2,3,4,5,6
Lakshadweep Tourist Class Ticket: 7800
Scuba Diving: 500

Evening of Day 6

Main city To Cochin airport (Taxi): 450

Total: Approx 9500 INR

Leaving Kochi (Cochin) port for Lakshadweep

Leaving Kochi Port
Leaving Kochi Port
Sunset
Sunset
Sunrise
Sunrise
Reflections
Reflections

Kalpeni Island (Koomel Beach Resort & Tip Beach)

Into the great wide open ...
Into the great wide open ...
Leaving Tipu Sultan
Leaving Tipu Sultan
Navigator
Navigator
Kalpeni Shore
Kalpeni Shore
Sunrise
Sunrise
Boats
Boats
Tillakam Island
Tillakam Island

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Hermit Crab
Hermit Crab
Moss
Moss
Design
Design
Boating
Boating
Wading in green lagoon
Me wading in green lagoon
Boating
Boating
Pitti Island
Pitti Island
Wading
Wading
Snorkelling in Green Lagoon
Snorkelling in Green Lagoon
Green waters
Green waters
Infinite shades of green water
Infinite shades of green water
Green Waters and Island
Green Waters and Island
Crystal clear waters
Crystal clear waters

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Traditional Dance
Traditional Dance
Blue and Green
Blue and Green
Roads
Roads
Cheriyam Island
Cheriyam Island
Resting place
Resting place
T-Shirt Factory
T-Shirt Factory
Entrance of a House
Entrance of a House
Waves
Waves
Waves
Waves
Pattern in Sand
Pattern in Sand
Tip Beach at Kalpeni, blue color on right and green on left (opens in new window)
Postcard perfect
Postcard perfect
Tip Beach
Tip Beach

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Tip Beach
Tip Beach
1 for the camera
1 for the camera

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Sunset
Sunset
Heading towards beach
Heading towards beach

Kavaratti Island (Dolphin Dive Center)

Kavaratti Beach
Kavaratti Beach

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Resort
Resort
Kavaratti Beach
Kavaratti Beach
Palm tree
Palm tree
Beach volleyball
Beach volleyball

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Rusty Anchor
Rusty Anchor
Palm Tree
Palm Tree
Elderly Enjoying
Elderly Enjoying
Folk Dance
Folk Dance
Beach Resort
Beach Resort
Live Corals
Live Corals
Fishes
Fishes
Glass Bottom Boat
Glass Bottom Boat
Blue Sea Animal
Blue Sea Animal
Scuba Dive
After a Scuba Dive
Fishes on the surface
Fishes on the surface
Boat Ride
Boat Ride
Big catch
Big catch
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset Reflection
Sunset Reflection
Sand Art
Sand Art
Localite on evening walk
Localite on evening walk

Minicoy Island

Congress Election Campaign
Congress Election Campaign
Shades
Shades

Image
Resort at Viringle
Resort at Viringle
Peace !

Satellite view of Minicoy (See below for numbered legends)
Kayaking in lagoon
Kayaking in lagoon
(1 in above pic)
Waterway
Waterway
(2 in above pic)
Lighthouse
Lighthouse
(3 in above pic)
Peace !
Peace !
(4 in above pic)
Rickshaw on a beautiful road
Rickshaw on a beautiful road

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Lighthouse built in 1885
Lighthouse built in 1885
Traditional Dance
Traditional Dance
Traditional Dance
Traditional Dance
Moving to transit boats
Moving to transit boats
Moving to Main Ship
Moving to Main Ship
Home
Home
Hatchet
Hatchet
Anchor Buoy
Anchor Buoy
Sail Away ...
Sail Away ...
Deck View
Deck View
Lamp
Lamp
Trawler
Trawler
Relaxing
Relaxing
Friends
Friends
Canteen
Canteen
Tourist Class Cabin
Tourist Class Cabin





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