New Delhi: Lakshadweep has maintained its position as one of the most-searched topics on Google for several days now after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s snorkeling adventures on its beaches and an escalating row with Maldives over remarks made by its ministers on India and the PM.
With the disparaging remarks by Maldivian ministers triggering a massive international row, Indians have cancelled the island nation known for its pristine beaches and ocean resorts, urging travellers to explore Lakshadweep instead.
Searches for travel packages to this island have seen a mammoth surge, travel aggregator platforms like MakeMyTrip, said.
Here’s how you can plan your trip to the Archipelago in the Arabian Sea.
You can fly to Lakshadweep from Delhi on several airlines, including Air India, SpiceJet, and Indigo. However, you will need a stop in Kochi since it is the only airport with outbound flights to Agatti Airport.
Flying from Delhi to Agatti could take anywhere between 12 to 25 hours, depending on the number of stops en route.
According to MakeMyTrip, an Air India flight ticket (one-way) from Delhi to Agatti costs around ₹ 12,000. However, this may vary based on travel dates. For cheaper rates, it is advisable to book at least a month in advance.
Offers On Flight Tickets To Lakshadweep
MakeMyTrip is offering discounts of up to 10% through promo codes. This would bring down a ₹ 12,000 ticket to around ₹ 10,000. But, this is available only on the first flight booking. Apart from this, if tickets are booked for at least three passengers, then an additional discount of ₹ 2,500 can be availed through a bonus coupon.
Once in Agatti, it is quite easy to go visit the other islands. There are seaboats and helicopters to take tourists from one island to the other.