`LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS 2020-|kAVARATTI|
Lakshadweep a land in between seas,after many days struggle we got the opportunity to travel there with the help of india government sports department . this is a small experience share of mine .
How to Reach Lakshadweep
3:30 pm we had our flight for Kochi from Kolkata. We reach kochi by 7 in the evening . The hotel car was waiting in the airport to take us to the hotel . There we had our dinner and slept for that night .
Morning , we had our breakfast went to wellington jetty for our ship . There we had different types of cheaking (including bags and luggages) in the India government sports department , we got our identity card of the ship as the tourist . Then around 11:15 am we get into our ship kavaratty which will be our home for next 4 days.
We got our rooms in the ship near to the ship deck . In the ship pantry only we had our lunch with chicken and tuna fish and accompanied with some other dishes too .
After lunch we had a detailed discussion of our journey at the conference room of the ship with ship master , how the trip is going to followed up in the next 3 days . Mainly the briefing of the journey was given to us by the ship officer .
Now I am describing our ship rooms . there are 3 types class in the ship ,
- 1st general – all tourist in one dormitory type room.
- 2nd golden class – one room with four beds bunk type.
- 3rd dimond class – one room with 2 bunk type beds
We were in the diamond class . the room consist of proper bathroom with proper drinking water , with a table and a sofa . Each room had a loud speaker to listen to the order by the tour manager.
At 4 pm we had our evening tea. Then I went to the ship deck to take a whole view of the journey and the ship at 8 pm. we had our dinner and went for sleep .
Next day we have get out by 8 am in the morning.
morning 6 am we had our morning tea in the pantry , then at 7:30 had our breakfast .
At 8 am we reach our first land destination from the sea to MINICOY but ,
There is a but that is as it’s a big ship it cant go very near to the land without proper jetty . So we have to get transfer from the big ship to the small boats . The boats crew as well as the ships crew help very much while we get transfer .
With a journey for 15 mins in the ship we reach to Minicoy island . From the jetty our bus was ready with which we will be travelling the island .
1st we are taken to the British light house, the oldest lighthouse in whole Lakshadweep.
There are many stairs , for old people it will be hard to climb. The last level of the stairs is very hard for any person ..
Then from there through car we were taken to a resort to spend the whlole day . They welcome us with a malai coconut drink .
There are many activities to do there like :
- Scuba dive
- Glass boating
- Many more others
I was very fond of scuba so I only did it. coast Rs.2400.
After my scuba was done , where I found to see different types corals under the sea, we were delivered a great lunch , different types of fishes , chicken tandoori etc with a very delicate desert item.
From the seashore I collected many corals. I just forgot to describe the scenery of the area . From my side it just wonderful and unexplanable .The blue color of the water with white sand under and the water is just a clear glass. Then in the evening before sunset we are taken to the ship again by the boat.
Then we get to our ship and our evening tea and again at night had a great dinner with different types of items.
( each day we were serve different types of cuisine of the world )
From the top of the light house.
3/2/2020 , early morning had our morning tea at 6:00 am.
Then had our breakfast at 7:30 am . then from the lower level of the ship again we were transfer to large boats and with a journey of about 50 mins we step to kalpeni Island.
Form my site it is the most beautiful island in Lakshadweep. From that island we had great view of two other near island . which looks really very beautiful .
There also we were taken to a beautiful resort , we were welcome with a delicious welcome drink.
There also had the different type water sport activity , but that day I felt very lethergetic so I just went for boating and went to the near island . just that I do for that day and just enjoy the scene view.
Then we had our lunch with different items of fish and chicken and a authentic Lakshadweep coconut chutney .
After our lunch is over we had a local dance program , then we were taken to a coconut industry and a textile industry , to see how they work in such a island away from proper civilization. I bought one t shirt .
From there we were taken to the ship through boat in the middle sea.
After getting back to the ship we had our tea and at 8:30pm had our dinner and went off to sleep .
Again same as above are done first , then at 8 am we are out for our last destination to kavaratty Island. Here the ship was very near to the jetty to the island .
As usual we had our morning duties , then came to the ship pavement for our departure to the island. The distance from the ship to the island was just 10 mins to reach the island.
Here also we had different types of water activities, which anyone can do if the want it.or else for the older people like me they can just sit relax in the beach and enjoy .
There was a free glass boating from were at the bottom of the boat. There is glass and we can see deep inside the sea,mainly the corals and different types of fishes. But the scuba is best. As you can touch the corals and it’s a great experience .
There they served mango juice and tea with samosa .
After that we were served with delicious lunch . after having lunch we were taken to a aquarium where we could see different types of sea fishes of different colours. Then we were taken to a coral museum were we came to see different types of corals, like brain coral, cabbage coral etc .
Photograph was strictly prohibited in museum. I also came to see a baby shark in the aquarium.Then again we came to the shore area,
Now a dance program was arranged in the beach . after all this at the evening time we were again taken to the ship in small boats .
Again at the evening time there was a dance program at the ships deck.Then had our last dinner at the ship and went to sleep.
The resort at kavaratty
Next morning at 11 am we reached to Kochi , wellington island . and here our Lakshadweep trip ends .
Now from that time we had got 24 hrs to spend in Kochi. So we not wasted that time in just spending in hotel rooms but we again went for site seeing in Kochi .
we reached to Kolkata at 7 pm in the evening . This is how we end our trip of Lakshadweep as well as Kochi.
Thank you Sayan Samajder for sharing this story.