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Lakshadweep
Washington
Day 8
20h 42m
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14,192 km
Day 9
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Travel Tips

Absolutely, visiting Lakshadweep is like entering paradise. Here are some tips to make your journey unforgettable.

Best Time to Visit:
The ideal time to visit Lakshadweep is during the winter season, from September to May. Try to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) as the rainfall can impact your travel plans.

Route and Accessibility:
To reach Lakshadweep, you need to secure a permit from the Lakshadweep Administration. The most common way to reach is by flight from Kochi to Agatti. You can also consider taking a ship from Kochi. From Agatti, speed boats are available to other islands.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Since Lakshadweep comprises sea-level islands, altitude sickness is not a concern. However, it is recommended to take some time to acclimatize to the humid tropical climate.

Accommodation and Booking:
Ensure to make reservations well in advance as the options are limited, especially if you're considering government-operated accommodations. Book all transfers and activities like snorkeling, diving in advance.

Clothing and Essentials:
Casual beachwear is perfect for Lakshadweep. Don’t forget to pack essential sun protection like hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Carry your snorkeling or diving equipment if you plan to explore the underwater beauty.

Health and Safety:
Stay hydrated and use plenty of sunscreens to protect against sunburn. Avoid coral reefs while swimming or diving as they can be hazardous. There is one hospital in Kavaratti and health centers on the other islands for emergencies.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Lakshadweep is predominantly inhabited by Muslims, and it's important to respect their culture. Consumption of alcohol is permitted only on the island of Bangaram. Women should avoid revealing clothing, particularly when visiting inhabited islands.