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Five passenger ships- MV Kavaratti, MV Bharat Seema, MV Amindivi, MV Arabian 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. The ships have cafeteria and snack bars, entertainment lounge, video shows and upper-deck promenade etc in MV Tipu Sultan and MV Bharat Seema.. A doctor is available on call on board these ships. MV Amindivi and MV Minicoy also offers comfortable A/C accommodation. The other islands of lakshadweep are linked by a helicopter or boat service. At present there are more than 5 speed vessels which runs between the islands. At monsoon season they do stop the service due to rough sea.

Cochin International Airport links Lakshadweep with the mainland. Onward flights from Cochin are available to most of the airports in India and to selected foreign destinations. Agatti is the only airport in Lakshadweep. Helicopter transfer is available from Agatti to Bangaram Island Resort during monsoon and to Kavaratti through out the year. The flight from Cochin to Agatti takes approximately one hour thirty minutes. Flights operate six days a week. From April 2007, a private carrier, Kingfisher Airlines, has commenced flights to and from Agatti.