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     By Ship
 
 
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. The ships have cafeteria and snack bars, entertainment lounge, video shows and upper-deck promenade etc in MV Kavaratti,MV lakshadweep Sea and MV Arabian Sea. A doctor is available on call on board these ships. MV Amindivi and MV Minicoy also offers comfortable A/C accommodation.
 
 
     
 
     By Air
 
 
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 Kavaratti through out the year. The flight from Cochin to Agatti takes approximately one hour thirty minutes. Flights operate six days a week.
 
 
     
 
     Boarding and Lodging
 
 
While availing the various packages offered by SPORTS, excellent accommodation is provided on the islands for tourists who stay overnight. The tourist cottages are clean and well maintained. 46 bed capacity both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned cottages are available at Kadmat Island Beach Resort. On southern uninhabited part of the Minicoy, 20 bed capacity cottages at Minicoy Island are marketed by the SPORTS. SPORTS operates staying tour package called Swaying Palm to the island based on the Minicoy Island Beach Resort. The Kavaratti Island Beach Resort with 6 air-conditioned cottages with a capacity of 12 beds is managed by the SPORTS and staying tour package called Taratashi is operated based on these cottages. One day Week End package to the island of Kalpeni are also arranged and overnight stay at ship. Ship leaves Kochi/Beypore/Mangalore on Saturday and returns back to Kochi/Beypore/Mangalore on Monday morning. Sunday is spent on the island of Kalpeni with lot of water sports activities. Day tourist package of Lakshadweep Samudram and Coral Reef are operated onboard M.V Kavaratti and M.V Laksahdweep Sea. In these packages accommodation is provided onboard the ship and tourists spend 3 days on 3 different islands.