Island Hopping in Lakshadweep on cruise M.V. Kavaratti
Lakshadweep, a union territory of India, is one of the most spectacular tropical islands of the world. Lakshadweep is home to beautiful unique coral reefs and abundant marine life and hence known as the coral paradise of India. Lakshadweep is a group of islands in the Laccadive Sea. Out of those, few islands are submerged in the ocean and most of them are uninhabited. Only 10 of these islands are inhabited. As a step towards preserving the corals and marine life of the islands, the tourism in Lakshadweep is regulated by the Government and the entry permit is restricted, allowing only certain influx of travellers at a time. Only few islands like Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Kadmat, Minicoy, Bangaram, Thinkarra, Agatti, are open to tourists.
Travel to Lakshadweep is possible only through packages which are designed by the SPORTS (Society for Promotion of Nature Tourism and Sports). I chose the Samudram package, where I could visit 3 different islands in Lakshadweep by the ship M.V. Kavaratti. I found it to be the most economical way to travel to Lakshadweep. M.V. Kavaratti starts from Willingdon Island, Kochi and takes to 3 different islands in 5 days, ending the journey at Kochi. The nights are spent on the ship, while it traverses to a new island each morning. The days are spent on islands.
Inquisitive about the marine life, my trip to Lakshadweep was primarily to experience the underwater life. I tried my hands on snorkelling and Scuba Diving at Lakshadweep in each of the islands I visited and I must admit, I was AQUADDICTED for the rest of my life. For the first time in my life I had taken a dip in the ocean and discovered that a different universe exists underwater.
Namaste! I'm Medhavi Davda.
I travel to Evolve..
In Nature, I confide..
I find my calling in the Himalayas..
In the Oceans, I meditate..
A High-Altitude Trekker & PADI certified SCUBA Diver, I love exploring the heights and depths of the planet with my regular doses of mountains and oceans.
Discovering myself & life through nature, adventures, travels, sports and dance has been an addiction since my existence!
Quite fond of the natural & cultural diversity of India, I've travelled extensively in my own country before exploring international destinations.
I had left my 9+ yrs of career in Software Industry in a quest to make a living out of my passions. I packed my basics in my car (gave away the rest) and lived in different parts of Himachal Pradesh for 16 months. This invaluable time taught me to experience life from a broader perspective.
I'm currently living in Mumbai to work with an Adventure Travel company as a product manager for Scuba Diving. I continue living a minimalistic life.
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