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Now, Cruise from Mangalore to Lakshadweep


Now, Cruise from Mangalore to Lakshadweep

Mangalore, Sep 28 (DHNS) : Come October 14, Mangaloreans can sail down to the Lakshadweep islands from their own shores rather than going as far as Kochi. 

 
The Lakshadweep Development Corporation will operate its shipping services, fulfilling what had been a long cherished dream of many in the city.

With the vessel setting sail, people travelling from here to Lakshadweep can enjoy the dream-like vista provided by tropical islands—clear waters, coral reefs and marine species—as they cruise through some of the thickest forest covers of the country they had only seen in pictures.

Talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a programme here, Lakshadweep tourism co-ordinator in Mangalore Rasheed Bolar said he had approached the district administration in April through Lakshadweep Development Corporation Ltd with a proposal to start a vessel service between Lakshadweep and Mangalore old port.

The Deputy Commissioner had in turn forwarded the proposal to the state and Central governments and received a positive response that resulted in preparations for the first voyage in little more than two weeks.

The first vessel will take tourists to Agatti and Kavaratti and will return on October 16. Rasheed said the tariff for the voyage will be known next week.

Reef route

Since the only coral reef route is on the Western side, Rasheed said tourists would prefer the route from Mangalore, providing a big boost to the city’s tourism industry. The policies of the Kerala government may have helped increase traffic to the islands from Kochi, but many would prefer Mangalore as the launching port for the scenic view.  The new route will also make half-a-dozen islands accessible for those travelling from here, as  Kiltan—the nearest island from Mangalore—is a mere 252 km away and another islet, Minicoy, is 537 km.

The service also reduces the time taken to visit Lakshadweep to just 12 hours. Rasheed said permit to visit the islands can be obtained from Mangalore itself.

The Lakshadweep Development Corporation would operate 21 trips between Mangalore and the islands from October to May, when the service will break for the monsoon season.
 

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  • karthik, shimoga Karnataka

    Mon, Apr 3 2017

    I will be wait for lakshadweep tourist schedule
    Pls give me the information early

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  • prema, bangalore

    Thu, Mar 10 2016

    We would like to go for a trip to Lakshdeep during May month. Would like to know the trip dates and details.

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  • vishwanathyn, bangalore

    Mon, Dec 7 2015

    we have planing to go jan-2016

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  • Prajesh Shenoy, Udupi

    Thu, Oct 29 2015

    Need information on the Lakshadweep packages for the next upcoming dates were seats are available.

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  • nawfal, Nawfal

    Sat, Aug 29 2015

    is there this service is available now

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  • Govindaraju Govi, bangalore

    Fri, Aug 23 2013

    Helo we are planed pakage trip to lakshadweep so we need a guid for the trip any contact no otherwise call me my no 990072309 .

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  • madhu, bangalore

    Thu, Sep 20 2012

    For this package required passport?

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  • siddu, bangalore

    Mon, Sep 17 2012

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  • KALANDAR, KASARGOD KERALA

    Mon, Jun 25 2012

    Dear Sir can i get shedule and price mangaloor lakshadeep cruise please

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  • ravi, mysore

    Fri, Oct 7 2011

    good news!we are planning to go to lakhadweep from our college..we are around 80 ppl..could you please provide what will be the probable fare per head for 5days n 4 nights and having a fully vegeterian food..

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  • M D Kotian, Udupi/Udupi

    Thu, Sep 8 2011

    I would like to visit Lakshadweep for about a week with my wife in December. We both are senior citizens. Whom should I contact and what are the formalities to be completed? How much it will cost us?

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  • supriya, banglore

    Fri, Aug 26 2011

    i liked the idea :) but i want to know the cost for per head and for 3 nights and 4 days, with full vegetarian food?

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  • Ashok Shetty, Mysore

    Tue, Mar 8 2011

    It'll be a wonderful trip to cruise from Mangalore. We forward to know the rest of the details at the earliest.

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  • Mr. Dinkar Shenoy, Manglore

    Sun, Jan 30 2011

    PLEASE GIVE US PRICE FARES OF THE CRUISE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.. TO THIS ID.....

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  • ateeq, mysore

    Sun, Dec 5 2010

    want to know the details of cruise from manglore to lakshadweep

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  • kumar, bangalore

    Sat, Dec 4 2010

    i wnt to know about packages to lakshadeed for four days including transportation, food, stay

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  • akash rohra, mumbai

    Sat, Nov 27 2010

    would like to know the cost & dates of sailing as planning trip in december

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  • vijay puthran, Mumbai

    Mon, Nov 22 2010

    Great news for the local mangaloreans. Please furnish the rates for the cabin catergory wise along with the images if any of the cabins and also the ship. The image that you have posted on the site is of Star Cruises, you may face problems with the same if they sight it.

    Please also advice me the port from the ship is sailing in Mangalore from.

    Once again well done!!!!!

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  • vijay puthran, Mumbai

    Mon, Nov 22 2010

    Great news for the local mangaloreans. Please furnish the rates for the cabin catergory wise along with the images if any of the cabins and also the ship. The image that you have posted on the site is of Star Cruises, you may face problems with the same if they sight it.

    Please also advice me the port from the ship is sailing in Mangalore from.

    Once again well done!!!!!

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  • SHANTESH G ARAMANI, GADAG

    Thu, Nov 11 2010

    Fantastic & congrats,you have made it shortest route to Lakshadweep & people can enjoy the beauty of the Lakshadweep.

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  • SANJAY R. TIPPASHETTY, HUBLI, KARNATAKA.

    Thu, Nov 11 2010

    CONGRATS, I AM WAITING FOR U R SCHEDULE AND PRICE OF THE TRIP. DO U MAKE ONLINE BOOKING ? PL INFORM.

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  • Vishwanath, Chitradurga

    Wed, Nov 10 2010

    Great News,
    Please let us know the tour packages for 4 to 6 days.

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  • V RAJALAKSHMI, BHADRAVATI/SHIMOGA

    Tue, Nov 9 2010

    Wonderful, we r eagerly waiting for the package. Please infrom us 5 day tour package from Mangalore with itenarary. Thanx once again.

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  • VEERENDRA BALLAL, MANGALORE NANTHOOR CROSS

    Mon, Nov 8 2010

    We friends want to go on this cruise please give us details, such as ship facelities,fare,booking procedure.

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  • Lakshmisha, Hiriyur karnataka

    Mon, Nov 1 2010

    good news. we are plan to go with 6 families in dec . what about details ? contact ? Tariffs ?

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  • Arun P, Bangalore

    Tue, Oct 26 2010

    This is good job, half done.
    Today it is 26th October and we do not hear any further news about this cruise. SO many inquiries are floating around. I am also intersted in sailing to the island this december but do not find any information how to book the trip, whom to contact .. This is the sad state of our tourism ..

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  • Dr.Preeti, Bangalore

    Fri, Oct 8 2010

    4 to 5 families are planning to experience the cruise during X-mas hols . Please mail me the details at the earliest

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  • K. V. Kudva, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 4 2010

    Wonderful! What is the fare for a couple all told and where are the tickets available?

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  • Rohith Soans, mangalore

    Sun, Oct 3 2010

    Good news the minister of small industries and port authority is doing something for the uplifment of the mangalore port ,keep up the good work mr minister

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  • vasantha, Bangalore

    Sun, Oct 3 2010

    GOOD NEW......waiting for our first cruise trip in india.want to know the cost and other details.Pl mail the details of tour operators. Tks

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  • Padmanabha B, Bangalore

    Sun, Oct 3 2010

    It is really good news. We, as a family and friends team, want to go there in December can someone give contact details of tour operator

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  • chetan suvarna, Mangalore,Mulihithlu

    Sun, Oct 3 2010

    its a dream come true, mangalore is such a lovely place to be devoloped for tourism, like Goa and kerala mangalore has lots and lots of potential for tourism. government can devolope lots of money through tourism,we need this kind of new ventures to devolope mangalore eagerly waiting for my first trip to lakshwadeep through cruise

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  • chetan suvarna, Mangalore,Mulihithlu

    Sun, Oct 3 2010

    its a dream come true, mangalore is such a lovely place to be devoloped for tourism, like Goa and kerala mangalore has lots and lots of potential for tourism. government can devolope lots of money through tourism,we need this kind of new ventures to devolope mangalore eagerly waiting for my first trip to lakshwadeep through cruise

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  • Bridget D'souza, Bantwal Cayman Islands

    Sat, Oct 2 2010

    I am so happy. This is a great news for mangaloreans. I am anxiously waiting to hear details regarding per head rate which is include food accommodation & etc.

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  • Tanveerkhan, Dubai

    Sat, Oct 2 2010

    Wonderfull News...Really its a Grate job,thats we are waiting for.....

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  • sampath, Udupi / Bahrain

    Sat, Oct 2 2010

    Great news.. .. and great going... This will bost the Mangalore.. to higher up.... cheers....

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  • jerald , belman

    Sat, Oct 2 2010

    it is good news for all mlore people ,so if some one want to enjoy sea tour thy can go for it ,hope it will be affordable to medium class people,and have some goodsafty too,with atm ,tv channels,doctor,telephone and mobile signals for romaming and email too thanks to daijiworld for good information,hope more will be on rates and agent adds in near future,thanks

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  • Pallabi, Bangalore

    Fri, Oct 1 2010

    Its really a dream come true...I am planning to visit Lakshadweep with my family and friends during New Year...Hoping to see some attractive offers...

    Kudos!!!!

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  • sharanya karkala, abu dhabi

    Wed, Sep 29 2010

    I like to go in this cruise ship. Thank them who made the cruise ship.

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  • Girish, Mangalore / Saudi Arabia

    Wed, Sep 29 2010

    Very good news to all Mangaloreans, sure it will boost tourism and other activity.

    Now regarding safety......There is a minimum safety for all vessels which sails in international waters, if these were not followed they won't get license to sail, which includes life jackets, life rafts, GPS, SSB radios, radar, Satellite phones etc etc.....

    All the bet and let the tariffs be reachable to the common man.

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  • zakeer, Managalore/dubai

    Wed, Sep 29 2010

    Great, its new for mangalore and good for mangalore future. well I wana know about tariff.

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  • NAZMATHNISA LAIZ, SURATHKAL/ABUDHABI

    Wed, Sep 29 2010

    Good news.

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  • shaikh fahad, mangalore/saudi arabia

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    thats really a wonderful news... plz inform abt the tarrif details which will be more appricated..thank u mglore...

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  • roshan, mangalore/dubai

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    hurrrrrrr happy news for mangalorean. wt about the price

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore - U.S.A.

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    When so much is said about the Mediterranean and Carabian cruses, it is good to see that these kind of ocean cruises have come to our doorsteps.

    Congrats to all concerned for the trouble taken to put up this idea to The Government and for ensuring that the proposal is accepted.

    I am sure the project will be a roaring success.

    Will the organizers please explain in detail the time and date schedules and let people know whether the ship will disembark people at certain islands for sightseeing. What about the older people? Can they stay on board instead of walking round the islands?

    THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE. ONCE AGAIN KUDOS TO THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE IDEA.

    Joe Gonsalves

    Joe Gonsalves

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  • Chris Misquith, Kirem/Toronto-Canada

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    I appreciate the individuals` efforts put on for this success. This is a very good move towards the global tourism. Wish you the success and luck for many more dreams to come ture for a better growth

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  • santhosh suvarna, mangalore/cote d' ivoire,west africa

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    Which is the cruise line
    is it star cruiseline.????

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  • A.S.Mathew, U.S.A.

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    It is a great news.

    Somebody needs to give specific
    answers to the question of
    Mr. Harold Cunha, about the
    safety stardard of this ship.

    Even though the journey is a short
    one, it is in a wide and rough
    ocean, so the safety standards
    must be addressed at first.

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  • Lionel Andrade , Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    Congrats Manggis!... love to hear this wonderful news. This is wat i was waiting for since long time...finally the PARADISE is here.

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  • Dilip Roshan, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    Amazing news !!!
    This is something I've been waiting for from quite some time..

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  • Sachin Dmello, mangalore/Australia

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    Nice to know that star cruises i worked for 3 years is going to sail from mangalore.... hope to see some familiar faces (Staff) on board.....

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  • Bulsam, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    Finally, the authority realised the strategic importance of Mangalore as transit point for the tourists from abroad as well as from Goa and Kerala. Our tourist authority should make a project to develop a barren island closer to Mangalore that again can become the transit point for Mangalorean tourists to venture other islands. There should be multi-facility 3 & 4 Star hotels around NMPT to accommodate the transit tourists from Goa and Kerala.

    Just 100kms straight on the open sea there are spots of importance for future floating islands that have potential like Dubai’s PALM ISLAND. We may call our man made island as COCO-NUT ISLAND. The rich and famous Indians can own a piece of property in that island.

    Why our Indian businesspersons are not making luxury cruise liner of smaller size with fewer facilities to cater the Indian tourists to the Lakshadweep?

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    Is this cruise vessel meets the International safety norms and equipped with all safety equipments like floating jackets in water, wireless communication system etc. as we are much behind to many developed countries in safety norms and adhering the same. Nothing wrong in knowing our limitations and rectifying it.

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  • shane, dxb/mng

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    Congrates Mr. Bolar you took initiative to show us Lakshwadeep, Pls work on package, total tour time, food etc., some gulf NRIs also want to spend quality time with family during their vacation. Hence start website with online sale of tickets/packages as well.

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  • Sayad Imran, Shirva / Kuwait

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    Good For those who want to spend some time on sea shore. if any one knows ticketing office contact deatail pls forward to this ID sayyadimran@hotmail.com

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  • Vincy, Shamboor/Bangkok

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    Good, you created history in Tourism.You can try this to Andaman and Nicobar too.

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  • STALIN MISQUITH, M'LORE\BAHRAIN

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    GREAT NEWS...I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT LAKSHADEEP AS A TOURIST. IS THIS A ROUND TRIP OR JUST FERRYING PASSENGERS LIKE A REGULAR PASSENGER SHIP SERVICE??

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  • FR PAUL REGO,

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    OH WONDEFUL TO TRAVEL L DEEP ISLANDS FROM MLORE. LET THE RATES BE CONDUSIVE TO THE COMMON MAN

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  • Ashu, Kundapura

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    Hi Mr. Charan Varghese, the cost of Cruise from Mangalore to Lakshadweep is differ, there are 4 type of package is there, its start from Rs. 9000, 12000, 14000, & 18000.

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  • Deven, Pune

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    Wonderful. Tarrifs? Website? Bookings? We need to know it all. I like to plan a trip soon with family.

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  • Sheik Hassan, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 27 2010

    Good move. Thanks to everyone who has worked for this.

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  • ISMAIL K PERINJE, PERINJE/YANBU-KSA

    Mon, Sep 27 2010

    GOOD NEWS AND SIGNS FOR FAST DEVELOPING MEGA CITY LIKE MANGALORE IN PARTICULAR AND KARNATAKA/INDIA IN GENERAL.HOWEVER WE ARE STILL LAG BEHIND COMPARED TO KERALA AND GOA ON TOURISM.WE HAVE TO TAKE CUE FROM KERALA IN EXPLORING AND INVESTING IN THE TOURISM SECTOR AS KERALA CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE BEST DESTINATION IN TOURISTIC SPOT OF THE WORLD.

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  • Charan Varghese, Mangalore/ Bangalore

    Mon, Sep 27 2010

    Good news!! Can anyone provide me with charge & number of days per trip details please ... thanks

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  • Arun Bhat, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 27 2010

    Very good news . Please provide booking information and tariff details for the information of the general public.

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  • LESLEY PINTO, MANGALORE

    Mon, Sep 27 2010

    Thats what we were all wating for. Could u send us the details regarding per head rate which would include accommodation, food package etc

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