Lakshadweep is introducing Cruise Ship Tourism.
In order to promote tourism, bring new employment opportunities, and also bring foreign exchange to union territory, Lakshadweep (The smallest Union Territory of India) is introducing tourism with a similar experience as tourists enjoy in the Maldives and Mauritius. Thus, in a few years, we may have a world-class cruising facility on the island of Lakshadweep.
Lakshadweep island is the smallest Union Territory of India, extended only 32 km sq. The 36-small island, atolls, and the water in between together take 4,200sq. Km of space. Kavaratti is the capital of these 36 small islands. These thousands of islands (meaning of Lakshadweep) are situated about 220 km from Kerala’s Malabar Coast. Here the majority of people follow Islam, and have less Hindu and Christian population. As far as their occupations are concerned, fishing, coconut cultivation, coir making are the main occupations.
The palace is perfect for those who like water sport and adventure activities. People who want to spend holidays on the beachside will have a great time here as well. From sea swimming to deep-sea fishing, one can enjoy all aquatic sports. Out of 36 Islands, only 10 islands are inhabited, and the rest can be visited during the day to explore their flora and fauna.
Somehow, the range for Andaman has always let the beauty of Lakshadweep go unnoticed, this is why Lakshadweep Island destination is one of the most unpopular and untouched. Another main issue, it’s a little more difficult trip to plan and carry out as it requires people to take some permission and the islands are far away, and travel takes a lot of time. However, with the new cruise tourism, it is meant to attract tourists, let them know, this place will be nothing less than exceptional.
The Lakshadweep administrator has brought a draft policy for promoting tourism in UT along with a proposal for cruise tourism, it refers to vacations that are totally or partly based on a cruise ship.
According to the recent report introduced by IANS, “The Lakshadweep administration gives supreme importance to cruise line tourism in the islands. The directory has generated proposals for the fabrication of a dedicated tourist ship to promote the cruise tourism. Lakshadweep tourism has implemented a new draft policy for promotion of the union territory.”
Under the scheme, tourists can have the option to choose the size of the cruise, which range from large ship to small yachts. And tourists will have the freedom to explore several picturesque locations like Agatti, Kadmat, Minicoy, Kavaratti, and Bangaram. Along with several other amazing offers, tourists can pick an all-inclusive holiday package for 48 hours. With cruise packages, it will also include an exclusive itinerary specially customize as per tourist choices to make their moments most memorable.
Focusing on socially responsible travel and environmental suitability, the tourism authority is making its best effort to promote eco-friendly, low-volume, and high-end tourism. They are also avoiding crowd and mass tourism these days due to Covid-19.
Lakshadweep has a long stretch of coastline that increases the possibility of real growth in the adventure tourism field. This is one of India’s great water sport activities places. There are a few water institutes, like canoeing, kayaking, surfing, water skiing, and scuba diving, which offer training to interested tourists.
Samudram Cruise offer (4 nights 5 days) – It’s starting from April. Here are Ship Schedule dates.
- 5th to 9th April 2021
- 10th to 14th April 2021
- 20th to 24th April 2021
- 26th to 30th April 2021