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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the famous cruises to Lakshadweep?

Ravinder Malik DEC 10 2012
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Lakshadweep cruises are very popular way to reach the group of islands. To board a cruise you will first need to get to Kochi (Cochin) or Mumbai and from there you can start on your exhilarating journey to the fascinating group of 1 lakh islands, known as Lakshadweep. Started in early 1960s, this culture of cruise ships has had an ever growing popularity. The luxurious provisions made in the ships enhances the fun of travelling to the place. It takes a maximum of 14 to 20 hours to reach from Kochi to Lakshadweep in the placid waters of Arabian Sea.
Lets look at few of the best options that one can have to reach Lakshadweep by cruise:

  • Government Run

    There are many government run cruises operating from Cochin to Lakshadweep, some of which are M.V Tipu Sultan, M.V. Bharat Seema, M.V Aminidivi and M.V Minicoy. These ships can accommodate more than 650 passenger and the amount of time that you spend on the cruises is somewhere between 14 to 20 hours. The ships are very comfortable and you can book yourself air-conditioned deluxe class rooms with two berth cabins, air-conditioned first class rooms with four berth cabins and tourist class rooms with air-conditioned seating arrangements. These ships also have cafeteria, snack bars, lounge, video shows, etc. for refreshment. They also have a doctor in case of any medicinal requirement. Most of these ships runs from Kochi to Lakshadweep.

    MV Tipu Sultan was introduced in the year 1988, is one of the major and oldest ships. It is an all weather ship that operates between Kochi and the islands of Lakshadweep. The cruise is run by the SPORTS (Society for Promotion of Nature Tourism and Sports), the major official tourism agency in Lakshadweep. Tipu Sultan gets the maximum number of bookings and has got all the provisions that are mentioned above.
    For booking and information you can directly contact SPORTS (Society for Promotion of Nature Tourism and Sports).

  • Private Ships

    One of the major privately owned ships that voyages from Mumbai to Lakshadweep is the
    Star Cruise. It is a luxurious cruise with all amenities to provide the passengers with the maximum amount of comfort. The prices of the packages ranges from INR 15000 to INR 3000 which varies with the kind of rooms you would wants to go for. There are deluxe rooms, first class rooms and tourist rooms. Delectable food of multi-cuisine dishes includes both Indian and Continental. The ship also features an in house swimming pool, disco and bar.
    To contact
    Star Cruise you can call them on +91-11-64504545/64707827, the head office is located in New Delhi. You may also log in to their website, which ishttp://www.starcruise.org

    There are also other cruises from where you can choose. Another very well known one is the
    Indian Ocean cruise that provides luxurious facilities to the tourists whose journey begins from Goa in MS Ocean Odyssey ship and has the capacity to carry 250 passengers. It consists of a 14-night package tour.

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