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National Minicoy Fest

Rate per Adult 12886/-

Rate per Child 11340/-

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

Package include

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.

Paradise Hut Kavaratti
Paradise Hut Kavaratti
Paradise Hut Kavaratti

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.

National Minicoy Fest

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.

Reception to Tourist
NMF 2012
Reception to Tourist NMF 2012
'LAVA' Traditional folk dance of Minicoy - NMF 2012 Paradise Hut Kavaratti
'BANDIYA' Traditional folk dance of Minicoy - NMF 2012 Paradise Hut Kavaratti

Patriotic dance
on NMF 2012
Reception to Tourist NMF 2012
'KOLKALI' Folk art of Lakshadweep Islands - NMF 2012 Paradise Hut Kavaratti
Dance performed by youth on NMF 2012 Paradise Hut Kavaratti

Aahaar fest in connection with
NMF 2012
Aahaar fest in connection
'Handoo Bonda(Sweet)' Minicoy Special Snack on NMF 2012 Handoo Bonda
Minicoy delecious snacks - Ready to serve on NMF 2012 Minicoy delecious snacks

Honigondi - NMF 2012
Hali Foli - NMF 2012 Handoo Bonda
Variety snacks at Aahaar FEST Minicoy delecious snacks

Speed Master - The winner race boat in NMF 2012
Lagoon Cruise
NMF 2012
Lagoon Cruise - NMF 2012
Stallion de Boduathiri - 2nd place in race boat NMF 2012 Minicoy delecious snacks

Water Scooter in Aquatic Show NMF 2012 Water Scooter in Aquatic Show NMF 2012
Children on Banana boat NMF 2012 Children on Banana boat NMF 2012
Traditional Song Singing in Jalamela NMF 2012 Traditional Song Singing in Jalamela NMF 2012

Photo Exhibition NMF 2012

Photo Exhibition NMF 2012

Traditional Sailing Boat in Aquatic Show NMF 2012 Traditional Sailing Boat in Aquatic Show NMF 2012
Parachute in NMF 2012 Parachute in NMF 2012
Ready to Dive in NMF 2012 Ready to Dive in 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.

08.30 to 09.00 Reception with welcome drink
Reception with welcome drink
13.00 to 14.00 Lunch & rest
Minicoy Island resort
Minicoy Island resort
14.00 to 14.30 visit Minicoy light house canning factory

Minicoy Light House
Minicoy Light House
Minicoy Light House
Race boat at the Minicoy Village
Race boat at the Minicoy Village

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