The Lakshadweep mystery revealed

My wife and I recently got back from our vacation to Lakshadweep (read about planning, booking and costs here), and we can now shed some more light on what it’s like visiting these islands, considering there’s hardly any information to be found on the internet.

Overall, it was a great vacation and an incredible experience, one that you will not have anywhere else in India—arguably, not even in the Andamans. But, as with all travel in India, nothing really goes exactly according to plan or turns our exactly the way you want, so tempering your expectations will go a long way towards making sure you have a good time. Also, just to avoid confusion, the Lakshadweep tourism department is called SPORTS (Society for Preservation of Nature Tourism and Sports), so if someone says ‘sports’, this is probably what they mean.

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A piece in the Lakshadweep puzzle

In September 2016, my wife and I decided we would visit the Lakshadweep islands for our anniversary, thinking that a week or so over the new year would be ideal. We soon found out that visiting Lakshadweep was not going to be as easy as we thought.

First off, there is hardly any information available online, and whatever is there is quite confusing. So while we haven’t actually visited yet, I thought I would share some of the information we have managed to gather so far.

(Update: We’ve finally been there, and it was an incredible experience! Read all about it here.)

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