Samudram Package(4N-5D)

A 4- 5 days cruise to Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Kadmath and Minicoy islands in the brand new all-weather liner-M V Kavaratti. In 5 Days and 4 Nights Package ANY THREE Island that mentioned above. Island tour on day time including lunch and other refreshments. Swimming, Snorkeling and other water sports during day tour. Night stay in the ship.

Rate SR 5day

3.09% Govt. Tax

(Child age from 1 year to 10 Years)

10% hike in December

Package include

1. First class cabin 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 3 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 Tourism, for more details contact water Sports Manager of Paradise hut at Kavaratti Island.

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Five-day cruise which takes tourists to Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Kadmath and Minicoy for day excursion. During the day with lunch and refreshments ashore, Swimming, Snorkeling and other water sports can be arranged during the day tour. Night spends onboard the ship

Activities available in Islands

Kavaratti: – Glass bottomed boat ride, Kayaking, Visit to Fisheries Museum and Folk Dance.

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Kalpeni: – Snorkeling, Kayaking, Factory visit and Folk Dance.

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Minicoy: – Kayaking, Light House visit, Village visit and Folk Dance.

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Kadmath: – Kayaking, Glass bottomed boat ride, Factory visit and Folk Dance.sea_kayaking

MV Kavaratti. The ships have cafeteria, snack bars, doctor on call, entertainments and upper-deck promenade. Ship facilities include three independent galleys, halls, recreation place with a swimming pool and a helipad.

While planning your travel itinerary please provide a day at Kochi, both one way to Lakshadweep and on the way back. Ship programmes/Itineraries are subject to change without notice due to ships arrival / departure or other unforeseen reasons.

Reporting time to our facilitation desk at the Lakshadweep Wharf, Near FCI Godown, Indira Gandhi Road, Willingdon island at 10:00 AM. Ship departure time 12.00 AM.

KOCHI – WILLINGDON ISLAND

Kochi (Cochin), The Queen of the Arabian Sea, is the commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan capital of Kerala. Kochi is the landing point for all visitors visiting Kerala, Lakshadweep and was one of a major center of commerce and trade.

While you are at Kochi we would be glad to arrange your accommodation on request and organize local sightseeing and backwater cruise.

There will be regular video show on board the ship. A short instructional video show also will be screened depicting the various facilities available on board the ship and about the rules and regulations to be followed by the tourists on board for their own safety and for the safety of co-passengers.

Day 1 Departure from Kochi

10:00 to 10:30 Boarding/Embarkation to MV Kavaratti

Inspection of MMD Surveyor and Departure

13:00 to 13:45 Lunch (Buffet separately for veg and Non Veg)

15:30 to 16:00 Evening Tea with Snacks

20:00 to 20:45 Dinner (Buffet separately for veg and Non Veg)

Day 2 Arrival First Island as per schedule

Early morning finish their morning chores

06:00 to 06:30 Morning tea with Snacks

07:00 to 07:30 Breakfast on board

07:30 to 08:00 Disembarkation (Follow the announcement on board)

08:00 to 09:00 reception with welcome drinks

Water Sports activities.

13:00 to 13:45 Lunch in the beach (Buffet separately for veg and Non Veg)

14:00 to 15:30 sightseeing

16:00 to 16:30 Evening Tea with Snacks

16:30 to 16:45 Boarding/Embarkation to Ship M.V Kavaratti)

20:00 to 20:45 Dinner (Buffet separately for veg and Non Veg)

Day 3 Arrival Second Island as per schedule

Early morning finish their morning chores

06:00 to 06:30 Morning tea with Snacks

07:00 to 07:30 Breakfast on board

07:30 to 08:00 Disembarkation (Follow the announcement on board)

08:00 to 09:00 reception with welcome drinks

Water Sports activities

13:00 to 13:45 Lunch in the beach (Buffet separately for veg and Non Veg)

14:00 to 15:30 sightseeing

16:00 to 16:30 Evening Tea with Snacks

16:30 to 16:45 Boarding/Embarkation to Ship MV Kavaratti

20:00 to 20:45 Dinner (Buffet separately for veg and Non Veg)

Day 4 Arrival Third Island as per schedule

Early morning finish their morning chores

06:00 to 06:30 Morning tea with Snacks

07:00 to 07:30 Breakfast on board

07:30 to 08:00 Disembarkation (Follow the announcement on board)

08:00 to 09:00 reception with welcome drinks

Water Sports activities

13:00 to 13:45 Lunch in the beach (Buffet separately for veg and Non Veg)

14:00 to 15:30 sightseeing

16:00 to 16:30 Evening Tea with Snacks

16:30 to 16:45 Boarding/Embarkation to Ship MV Kavaratti

20:00 to 20:45 Dinner (Buffet separately for veg and Non Veg)

Day 5 Arrival Kochi

Early morning finish their morning chores

06:00 to 06:30 Morning tea with Snacks

07:00 to 07:30 Breakfast on board

Collect your LTC/LTA Certificate from the Sports Manger, Onboard

10:30 to 12:00 Disembarkation (Follow the announcement on board)

And good bye ……..

Few about the Islands

Kavaratti Island

Location: 10′-33* North Latitude and 72′ -38* East Longitude, located 404 kms. from Cochin.

It is the headquarters of the U.T Administration since 1964. You have enough time to explore the island.

The beautiful calm lagoon forms an ideal spot for water sports, swimming and basking on warm sandy beaches. Marine life exhibits can be seen at the new MARINE AQUARIUM which has excellent collection of specimens.

Do not bother if you are not a good swimmer, we have made viewing the exotic underwater world easier for you through our glass bottomed boats.

The Dolphin Dive Center is another attraction for water sports enthusiasts.

(Tourists availing ‘Taratashi’ package to KAVARATI stay in the tourist huts at the tourist complex. One can also visit KAVARATTI in Taratashi packages.)

Kalpeni Island

Location: 10′-05* North Latitude and 73′-39* East Longitude, located 287 kms. from Cochin.

It is known for its Scenic beauty and the small islets called Tilakkam and Pitti and an uninhabited island on the north called Cheriyam.

A huge shallow lagoon encloses all of them. A peculiar feature of KALPENI atoll is the huge storm bank of coral debris along the eastern and south-eastern shorelines.

It is believed that huge boulders were thrown up during a storm in 1847. It is a progressive island. It was in this island that girls first went to school, when women’s education was considered a taboo.

Here, one can swim, reef-walk or water sport on kayaks, sail boat and pedal boat. A visit to the Baniyan Factory and the Light House is also included in the day’s program.

Minicoy Island

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 southernmost island 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.

Kadmath Island

Located between 11° 13° North Latitudes and 72° 47° East Longitudes, 407 km away from Kochi.

Kadmath is 8 km long and only 550 meters wide at its broadest point. In addition to the beautiful shallow lagoon on the west, which is ideal for water sports, there is a narrow lagoon on the east.

The main attractions are the long sandy beaches and sand banks on the southern tip. Tourist huts built amidst palm groves facing the lagoon allow to soak in the pristine beauty of the ecosystem. Kayaks, sailing boats, pedal boats, skiing boats and glass-bottomed boats are available on hire.

A Water Sports Institute functions on the island. Marine Wealth Awareness Package allows to spend 2-4 days on the island enjoying the rich bounty of nature. Kadmat has emerged as one of the most beautiful dive centers in India.

Variety of fishes like rays, sharks, and clear water with 20-50 meter visibility makes it an unparalleled dive destination for scuba divers.

Some Guidelines while on Lakshadweep Island s

  • All Passengers to hold a valid identity card ( Voters ID / Passport / Driving License)
  • The reporting time is 09.30 am. At  SPORTS, Lakshadweep Wharf, Opp. FCI Gowdon Willingdon Island, Kochi-3
  • The scheduled ship departure time is 02.00 pm, however the exact time of departure may vary.
  • While on the ship, a representative of SPORTS has been specially designated to assist you. In case of any difficulty, please avail of his services.
  • Please note that ships cannot dock at the islands. The facility to dock the ship is not available on all islands. The passengers will be transferred into boats, which will take them to the island.
  • The person availing the ship packages should be in sound health.
  • Avoid usage of plastic on the islands.
  • Please carry sunscreen lotion, umbrellas, caps, etc. as it may be very hot.
  • Carry a first-aid kit as per your family’s requirements.
  • Carry your special brand cigarettes, cosmetics etc. for use, as only ordinary varieties are available on the islands.
  • Do not litter the land or the water.
  • Do not pick up corals as souvenirs. It is a punishable offense.
  • Do not carry narcotics or drugs. It is prohibited.
  • Do not use alcoholic drink, intoxicants while on the islands and on the ship.
  • Swimming or sunbathing un-clothed is strictly prohibited.
  • Do not go out of your island lagoon without permission of the SPORTS authorities and without a proper escort – it can be risky.
  • Do not pluck tender coconuts yourself. The trees are privately owned and unauthorized plucking of coconuts is a theft
  • For the Weekend, Lakshadweep Samundram and Coral Reef packages – as you will be spending the full day on the island. Please carry some extra clothes / towels for wash and
  • Change, as the facility to wash and change is available on the island.
  • It is better to arrive one day prior to departure from Cochin to avoid last minute delays.
  • Avoid booking return journey on the day of arrival back at Cochin. Ships arrival timing is subject to weather conditions, current port clearance etc.
  • Mobile: – Only BSNL has range on the islands. Kavaratti and Agatti Airtel available

Lakshadweep Samudram Departure Dates with Islands 2014-2015

Sl. No.

Dep. Kochi

Arr. Kochi

Island

Days

1

20.09.2014 24.09.2014 Klp/Kdt/Kvt 5 DAYS

2

26.09.2014 29.09.2014 Kdt/Klp 4 DAYS

3

01.10.2014 05.10.2014 Kvt/Klp/Mcy 5 DAYS

4

07.10.2014 11.10.2014 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

5

13.10.2014 17.10.2014 Klp/Kvt/Mcy 5 DAYS

6

19.10.2014 23.10.2014 Kvt/Mcy/Klp 5 DAYS

7

26.10.2014 30.10.2014 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

8

01.11.2014 05.11.2014 Kvt/Klp/Mcy 5 DAYS

9

07.11.2014 11.11.2014 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

10

13.11.2014 17.11.2014 Klp/Kvt/Mcy 5 DAYS

11

19.11.2014 23.11.2014 Kvt/Mcy/Klp 5 DAYS

12

26.11.2014 30.11.2014 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

13

02.12.2014 06.12.2014 Kvt/Klp/Mcy 5 DAYS

14

08.12.2014 12.12.2014 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

15

14.12.2014 18.12.2014 Klp/Kvt/Mcy 5 DAYS

16

20.12.2014 24.12.2014 Kvt/Mcy/Klp 5 DAYS

17

27.12.2014 31.12.2014 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

18

02.01.2015 06.01.2015 Kvt/Klp/Mcy 5 DAYS

19

08.01.2015 12.01.2015 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

20

14.01.2015 18.01.2015 Klp/Kvt/Mcy 5 DAYS

21

20.01.2015 24.01.2015 Kvt/Mcy/Klp 5 DAYS

22

27.01.2015 31.01.2015 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

23

02.02.2015 06.02.2015 Kvt/Klp/Mcy 5 DAYS

24

08.02.2015 12.02.2015 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

25

14.02.2015 18.02.2015 Klp/Kvt/Mcy 5 DAYS

26

20.02.2015 24.02.2015 Kvt/Mcy/Klp 5 DAYS

27

27.02.2015 03.03.2015 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

28

05.03.2015 09.03.2015 Kvt/Klp/Mcy 5 DAYS

29

11.03.2015 15.03.2015 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

30

17.03.2015 21.03.2015 Klp/Kvt/Mcy 5 DAYS

31

23.03.2015 27.03.2015 Kvt/Mcy/Klp 5 DAYS

32

30.03.2015 03.04.2015 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

33

05.04.2015 09.04.2015 Kvt/Klp/Mcy 5 DAYS

34

11.04.2015 15.04.2015 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

35

17.04.2015 21.04.2015 Klp/Kvt/Mcy 5 DAYS

36

23.04.2015 27.04.2015 Kvt/Mcy/Klp 5 DAYS

37

30.04.2015 04.05.2015 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

38

06.05.2015 10.05.2015 Kvt/Klp/Mcy 5 DAYS

39

12.05.2015 16.05.2015 Mcy/Klp/Kvt 5 DAYS

40

18.05.2015 22.05.2015 Klp/Kvt/Mcy 5 DAYS

41

24.05.2015 28.05.2015 Kvt/Mcy/Klp 5 DAYS

 

Down Loard

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 20% cancellation charge will be deducted if the booking is cancelled 30 days before departure of the ship.
  • 35% cancellation charge will be deducted if the booking is cancelled between 29th to 7th days before departure of the ship.
  • No refund if cancelled within 7 days before the departure of the ship

REFUND POLICY

  • 100% refund if the schedule is cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions and/or other unexpected technical faults. No damages/claims will be payable except money paid by them, Refund will be process 15 to 20 working days.