Lakshadweep is a collection of tiny islands. Its setting makes it accessible only by ship or by air. All you need to do to go to Lakshadweep is first reach Cochin. You can board the ship or the flight from here. Cochin is well connected to other parts of the country by rail, road and air. So here is a brief detail about the means to reach Lakshadweep.
Lakshadweep Administration operates ships from Kochi. Seven passenger ships- MV Amindivi,MV Arabian Sea, MV Bharat Seema, MV Dweep Setu, MV Kavaratti, MV Lakshadweep Sea and MV Minicoy operate between Cochin and Lakshadweep. The passage takes between 14 to 20 hours. The ships offer different classes of accommodation; A/C Deluxe Class with two berth cabins, A/C First Class with four berth cabins and Tourist Class with A/C seating. MV Kavaratti, MV Lakshadweep Sea and MV Arabian Sea offer cafeteria and snack bars, entertainment lounge, video shows and upper-deck promenade etc. A doctor is available on call on board these ships. MV Amindivi and MV Minicoy also offer comfortable A/C accommodation.
Cochin International Airport connects Lakshadweep with the mainland. The only airport in Lakshadweep is located in Agatti. Helicopter transfer is available from Agatti to Kavaratti throughout the year. The flight from Cochin to Agatti takes approximately one hour thirty minutes. It operate six days a week