26 Dec 2014 to 29 Dec 2014 Kochi to Kochi by MV Lakshadweep Sea
Accommodation will be in Silver Class, AC dormitory hall, with berth
|26-12-14 Kochi departure|
|27-12-14 Minicoy Island up to Evening 4:30|
|28-12-14 Kalpeni Island up to Evening 4:30|
|29-12-14 Kochi Arrival before 12 Non|
1. Silver/Bunk class accommodation
2. All 3 time meals [breakfast Lunch and Dinner] morning and evening tea or coffee
3. Bus transfer to the ship from the boarding point at Cochin.
4. Welcome drink at the island.
5. All 2 island sightseeing.
6. Water sports Kayaking Snorkeling and glass boat 1 time
7. Entry permit and heritage fee
8. All the Government taxes.
9. Our personal assistance on the ship and Island
Note: Under water scuba diving is not included if required guest can avail at Kavaratti paying Rs 1900 per dive at Dolphin dive center of Lakshadweep Paradise hut at Kavaratti Island.
The National Minicoy Fest is held every year to showcase rich traditional and culture of Lakshadweep in general and unique culture of Minicoy Island in particular. The fest is held in Minicoy Island and it has a unique culture amidst a biding unity.
Minicoy, the southernmost Island in the union territory of Lakshadweep, is different from all other Islands in the UT. The Island has a unique culture and the people speak 'Mahal' a dialect of 'Dhivehi' the national language of the Republic of Maldives. Minicoy is famous of boat building and seafarers tradition. The 'Jahaadhoni' the colorful and elegant race boat, a masterpiece of indigenous craftsmanship, showcases the glorious past, people's unity and the vibrant life under the traditional village system that need to be protected and projected.
The first Prime Minister's rolling trophy boat race was organized in the year 2009. Since then Minicoy Fest and Prime Minister's rolling boat race are organized as an annual event. As declared in the closing ceremony of Minicoy Fest 2011, the colorful event was suitably renamed as 'NATIONAL MINICOY FEST' in consideration of its significance as a programme for promoting national unity and integration in addition to rejuvenating the unique culture and tradition of the Mahal speaking community.
Photo Exhibition NMF 2012
Location: 8'-17* North Latitude and 73'-04* east Longitude, located 398 kms. From Cochin. It is about 10.6 Kms. long: it is the second largest island, the first being ANDROTT. It is the southern most islands in Lakshadweep, crescent shaped and has one of the largest lagoons.
Viringili is the small islet that can be seen on the south. MINICOY is set apart from the northern group of islands by its culture: the islanders are employed as seamen in ocean going vessels the world over.
The island has a systematically arranged village system known as 'Avah'. Each avah is a cluster of houses which is headed by an elected elderly man called Bodukaka. Traditionally all powers to manage village affairs are vested in him.
Each village has a village house beautifully decorated and maintained. Mahl is the spoken language. MINICOY is an important centre for tuna fishing.
The Light House of the island is one of the oldest and was constructed in 1885. One can visit the villages, tuna canning factory, the light house and go for a long drive through dense coconut groves and winding village roads. The beaches have bathing huts and change rooms. So swim and beach walk, Pedal boat, Kayak and Sail. Three Tourist Cottages and a Twenty Bedded Tourist Home have been constructed for the staying tourists.
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