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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:55:43 AM (IST)  

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.
 


Comments on this article
Govindaraju Govi, bangalore
Friday, August 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 .

madhu, bangalore
Thursday, September 20, 2012

For this package required passport?

siddu, bangalore
Monday, September 17, 2012


KALANDAR, KASARGOD KERALA
Monday, June 25, 2012

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

ravi, mysore
Friday, October 07, 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..

M D Kotian, Udupi/Udupi
Thursday, September 08, 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?

supriya, banglore
Friday, August 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?

Ashok Shetty, Mysore
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

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

Mr. Dinkar Shenoy, Manglore
Sunday, January 30, 2011

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

ateeq, mysore
Sunday, December 05, 2010

want to know the details of cruise from manglore to lakshadweep

kumar, bangalore
Saturday, December 04, 2010

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

akash rohra, mumbai
Saturday, November 27, 2010

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

vijay puthran, Mumbai
Monday, November 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!!!!!

vijay puthran, Mumbai
Monday, November 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!!!!!

SHANTESH G ARAMANI, GADAG
Thursday, November 11, 2010

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

SANJAY R. TIPPASHETTY, HUBLI, KARNATAKA.
Thursday, November 11, 2010

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

Vishwanath, Chitradurga
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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

V RAJALAKSHMI, BHADRAVATI/SHIMOGA
Tuesday, November 09, 2010

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

VEERENDRA BALLAL, MANGALORE NANTHOOR CROSS
Monday, November 08, 2010

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

Lakshmisha, Hiriyur karnataka
Monday, November 01, 2010

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

Arun P, Bangalore
Tuesday, October 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 ..

Dr.Preeti, Bangalore
Friday, October 08, 2010

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

K. V. Kudva, Mangalore
Monday, October 04, 2010

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

Rohith Soans, mangalore
Sunday, October 03, 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

vasantha, Bangalore
Sunday, October 03, 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

Padmanabha B, Bangalore
Sunday, October 03, 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

chetan suvarna, Mangalore,Mulihithlu
Sunday, October 03, 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

chetan suvarna, Mangalore,Mulihithlu
Sunday, October 03, 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

Bridget D'souza, Bantwal Cayman Islands
Saturday, October 02, 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.

Tanveerkhan, Dubai
Saturday, October 02, 2010

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

sampath, Udupi / Bahrain
Saturday, October 02, 2010

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

jerald , belman
Saturday, October 02, 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

Pallabi, Bangalore
Friday, October 01, 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!!!!

sharanya karkala, abu dhabi
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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

Girish, Mangalore / Saudi Arabia
Wednesday, September 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.

zakeer, Managalore/dubai
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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

NAZMATHNISA LAIZ, SURATHKAL/ABUDHABI
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Good news.

shaikh fahad, mangalore/saudi arabia
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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

roshan, mangalore/dubai
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

hurrrrrrr happy news for mangalorean. wt about the price

Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore - U.S.A.
Tuesday, September 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

Chris Misquith, Kirem/Toronto-Canada
Tuesday, September 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

santhosh suvarna, mangalore/cote d' ivoire,west africa
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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

A.S.Mathew, U.S.A.
Tuesday, September 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.

Lionel Andrade , Mangalore
Tuesday, September 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.

Dilip Roshan, Mangalore
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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

Sachin Dmello, mangalore/Australia
Tuesday, September 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.....

Bulsam, Mangalore
Tuesday, September 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?


Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India
Tuesday, September 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.

shane, dxb/mng
Tuesday, September 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.

Sayad Imran, Shirva / Kuwait
Tuesday, September 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

Vincy, Shamboor/Bangkok
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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

STALIN MISQUITH, M'LORE\BAHRAIN
Tuesday, September 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??

FR PAUL REGO,
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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

Ashu, Kundapura
Tuesday, September 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.

Deven, Pune
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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

Sheik Hassan, Mangalore
Monday, September 27, 2010

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

ISMAIL K PERINJE, PERINJE/YANBU-KSA
Monday, September 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.

Charan Varghese, Mangalore/ Bangalore
Monday, September 27, 2010

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

Arun Bhat, Mangalore
Monday, September 27, 2010

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

LESLEY PINTO, MANGALORE
Monday, September 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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