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November 24, 2012

My Trip to Lakshadweep

Filed under: My Life — Suramya @ 11:26 PM

Early this month we (Me, Vinit, Surabhi, Vir, Mom and Dad) went for a week long trip to Lakshadweep. It was a much required and anticipated trip (I have been wanting to go since 2010) especially after the crazy week I had dealing with Hurricane Sandy. We left on Thursday night by train from Bangalore to Cochi and from there we took a flight to Agati island. There were ~15 passengers in the flight, including the 6 of us and the 2 airhostesses. The runway on Agati is a narrow strip of land sticking out into the ocean and when landing you can see water on both sides of the runway. Below is a shot of the island I took during our approach; the entire island is about 7 kms long and 1.5 kms wide, and we were the only tourists on the island…

Arial Shot of Agati Island
Arial Shot of Agati Island

We were there for 7 days and spent all the time on the beach, including having our lunch delivered to the beach.


The beach where we spent most of our time

Well, except for the time we spent in the water scuba diving. Both me and Vinit got our diving certificates (I actually had to study for tests) but it was worth it. We did 4 openwater dives and 5 confined water dives in 7 days plus did a lot of snorkeling as well. During the dives we saw 2 sharks (one White tip and another whose name I can’t remember), couple of dolphins, a sea turtle (while diving, lost count of ones we saw from the boat and from the beach), crabs, tuna fishes, star fish, crabs, lobsters etc etc.

We did take a ton of photos (~1500) and I have posted a selection of the pics here. I was going to post them here as well but then decided to be lazy and just provide a link to the album here. Check it out.

I have been meaning to post this for a while now but life got busy. Ah well… It was an awesome trip and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a great vacation spot.

– Suramya

3 Comments »

3 Responses to " My Trip to Lakshadweep "

  1. Thanks for sharing your experience

    Comment by Shweta Patel — December 6, 2014 @ 1:36 PM

  2. Dear Sir, Well written blog. Could you inform the name and contact details of the hotel you stayed at Agatti. From where did you obtain the travel permit. Shall be obliged if you reply by email.Thanks in anticipation.

    CH N V Murthy

    Comment by CH N V MURTHY — September 21, 2016 @ 6:36 PM

  3. Thanks. Glad you liked it. You should reach out to Sikandar (+919446055972) he organized our diving trip, coordinated our the hotel stay and helped us get the required travel permits.

    – Suramya

    Comment by Suramya — September 27, 2016 @ 11:57 PM

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