Now you can Reach Lakshadweep Faster via Mangalore! Here's how

Palm trees hanging over a sandy white beachExciting news for travel enthusiasts and adventurers! A new high-speed ferry service between Mangalore and the stunning Lakshadweep Islands promises to revolutionize travel to this exotic destination.

The recently completed trial run of the "Parali" ferry has slashed the travel time from Mangalore to Lakshadweep's old port by an impressive margin, making the journey faster and more accessible than ever before.

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Swift and Smooth Travel Experience

Shivling at someshwara beach, MangaloreThe trial run of the "HSC Parali" ferry saw 160 passengers whisked from the Lakshadweep Islands to Mangalore's old port in just seven hours—a remarkable reduction from the previous 13-hour journey time.

Passengers were delighted with the swift and smooth travel experience offered by this new high-speed ferry, especially when compared to older vessels that were retrofitted cargo carriers.

Plans for Tourist Liner Service

A Dramatic Twilight picture of the Padubidri, one of the Blue Flag Beach destinations in the world seen with the Fishing boats Stationed on the Sands in India.The Lakshadweep Islands Tourism Development Authority, established under the Central Tourism Ministry, is now gearing up to launch a full-fledged tourist liner service between Mangalore and Lakshadweep.

After conducting successful trial runs, this service aims to cater to travelers looking to explore the pristine beauty and unique culture of Lakshadweep.

However, concerns remain regarding potential challenges posed by rough seas during the monsoon season—a factor being carefully considered by officials.

Enhanced Infrastructure and Connectivity

House-boat.Efforts to enhance connectivity between the mainland and Lakshadweep gained momentum following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the islands.

This initiative, driven by historical ties dating back to 1783 between Karnataka and Lakshadweep, seeks to promote various forms of tourism, including eco-tourism, education, health, and recreation.

The receiving point in Kadmatt, the closest port of entry from the mainland, has been upgraded by the Lakshadweep Islands Tourism Development Authority to accommodate increased tourist traffic and ensure a seamless travel experience.

Affordable and Accessible Travel

Landscape of a tourist raft One of the most exciting aspects of this new ferry service is its affordability and accessibility. Travelers can now reach Lakshadweep for a nominal cost of Rs 5,000 per person, with a travel time of less than 14 hours.

Special weekend packages have been introduced to cater to those seeking a quick getaway or a rejuvenating escape to this tropical paradise.

Embracing Tourism Growth

Lakshadweep IslandsThe introduction of the "Parali" ferry service represents a significant step forward in promoting tourism and strengthening ties between Karnataka and Lakshadweep.

With modern tourism facilities developed on three out of nine islands closer to Mangalore, visitors can indulge in a range of water sports and engaging tourist activities.

Also read: Lakshadweep Travel Guide 2024 - From Flights to Stay, Everything You Need to Know

Tropical oceanThe new high-speed ferry service from Mangalore to Lakshadweep is set to unlock exciting opportunities for travelers seeking an unforgettable island experience.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a relaxing beach retreat, Lakshadweep beckons with its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and vibrant culture—now more accessible than ever thanks to this innovative ferry service.

Stay tuned for updates as this exciting new travel option unfolds!

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