Kalpeni Islands

Kalpeni Islands, Lakshadweep: Tickets, Tours, Address, Kalpeni Islands Reviews: 5/5

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Sunil Kumar Gupta
Bulandshahr, India47 contributions
One of very beautiful islands in the world
Mar 2021 • Family
We visited this island on 29th march 2021 alonwith my wife,son and daughter.We booked Samudaram package of SPORTS department of Lakshdweep Government.We came here in M.S.Lagoon cruise being operated by UT administration.There is no jetty for big size ships so we disembarked from ship in deep sea far from the island.That was an unique experience.A small boat carried us to island.Upon arrival island we were transferred to a well maintained resort being run by administration of UT Lakshdweep.The resort wad situated at very beautiful and picturesque south tip of the island. Scuba diving at this island is best.We also did snorkeling at beautiful round petty island near the resort.There is no other means to come this island except the cruise.So we were only 80 tourist in this entire island.There is a small aquarium and a museum.We see here a huge Skelton of whale fish.Do not forget to buy T shirts from Govt run hoisery factory.
Beauty of North tip of this island is just mesmerizing.White soft sand,waves from both sides of the tip,sky,azure, turquoise and blue colours of sea are amazing.Beauty of this part of island can not be expressed in words.
Written April 21, 2021
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Arup C
Kolkata (Calcutta), India9,789 contributions
Ever remembering day spend on a fairy Tale Island: Kalpeni
Feb 2020
On our 3 Island Lakshadweep tour Samudram package, Kalpeni ..the first Island we visit..
A little Island on Arabian sea..with plenty of greenery..white sands ..with blue waves..thats can describe kalpeni in very short..
After getting down from boat, we reached Koomel beach to make it base camp for full day..getting coconut water as warm welcome drink..
Soon we headed for watersports activity..snorkelling was complimentary to a nearby putti island..
Myself headed for SCUBA..it was awesome experience..after SCUBA..get snorkelling and kayaking..
The Buffet Lunch just yummy here on Koomel beach resort..then having some times on beach..we headed to local hosiery factory and Coconut powder-Oil extraction factory..a round trip of the small island..
Get evening tea with local sweet item Fookutth..that really mouth watering..
Followed by awesome dance performance by Islander is just overwhelming experience..
We return back to our ship..spending a full day on a dream destination with lots of memory and with a promise to come back here again..
Loving Kalpeni..a must visit for all tourists...!!!!!
Written March 7, 2020
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sunita mittal
noida14 contributions
Samudram - mesmerising trip to the 3 islands
Dec 2019
Do not go with preconceived notions of a luxurious stay in the ship. It is a 4 night trip and takes you to Kavratti, Minicoy & Kalpeni islands/ lagoons amidst the Arabian sea. While the amenities are basic but neat and without any fuss and frills.

The chaos is the embarkation point but once you are aboard the ship, it is smooth sailing. All the islands are pristine, different shades of blue, excellent marine life, breathtakingly beautiful and quite affordable.

Packed 3 days of the island trips with lots of water sports - kayaking, snorkeling, my favo Scuba, knee boarding, banana boat et al. My 90

We had gone with my father in law who is 90 plus and saw it through these days enjoying it thoroughly without a single compliant - though it was tough coming down from the 5th deck each day and scrambling on to a jetty etc

Get into the spirit and enjoy and savour each moment
Written December 19, 2019
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Gauri D
Bangalore, Karnataka, India8 contributions
Absolutely fabulous
Nov 2019
I traveled with my husband. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay in our cozy cabin, visits to the decks, food, and visits to the islands. The most thrilling experience was diving in Kalpeni.
Written December 14, 2019
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rajivkhattar
Noida, India116 contributions
Samudram Package for Lakshadweep on M V Kavaratti : A good experience
Dec 2019
Took the trip to Lakshdweep Islands , Kalpeni, Minicoy and Kavaratti, abroad the ship MV Kavaratti, An overall good experience, The islands are blessed with beautiful beaches, and plenty of opportunities for water sports. The ship sails from Cochin and travels in the night to the islands, in the day time tourists are taken to the islands for the activities they wish to do and then back in night to the ship. few pros and cons

Booking experience : Could not do online through , had to go through the agent, though the experience with them was very good,

The boarding experience : The staff is very helpful , place needs signage to guide the visitors , the boarding card etc are issued on first floor but no signage to let anyone know that it is done on the 1st floor.

Sailing time : There is no fixed sailing time as wasted full one day, as were asked to checkin between 9AM to 10AM where as the sailing happened nearly at 8PM, the tourists shld be called only 2 hrs prior to sailing.

The staff on the ship is very very helpful and full marks to them, they try there best to make your journey comfortable and safe.

The cabins are with two bunk beds and attached toilet, comfortable, may not be luxurious,

The beaches at the three islands are beautiful, pristine clear water , again the staff managing the water sports on the island and the arrangements for tourist stay are very well experienced and very courteous and help, Was impressed particularly the attention by the senior person in Minicoy giving personal attention to details.

The charges for the water sports are very reasonable

Tourists may feel little let down by the quality of the food served , on the ship and at resort , which can be improved by giving little more attention.

Overall a very good experience
Written December 13, 2019
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Travel Adviser Expert
Kochi (Cochin), India3 contributions
Samudram ship package to Lakshadweep
Apr 2019 • Family
Samudram ship package booking till December 2019 is already started. MV Kavaratti ship covers 3 islands Minicoy, Kavaratti Kadmat or Kalpeni. LTC claim in Diamond class (First class) is 18,000 per person. Holiday Planet from Cochin is the best tour operator for Lakshadweep. They have ship and flight packages as well. Accommodation at Agatti, Bangaram, Kadmat, Thinnakara, Kavaratti will be arranged by them. A permit is required to visit Lakshadweep. Holiday Planet can be reached on 9747 154 154 in this is their number. It seems few more seats only left in Samudram package as it is fast filling.
Written June 10, 2019
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Ronak Vora
Mumbai, India6 contributions
Clean Beaches, Adventurous water sports, Good Food
Nov 2018
Kalpeni Island is the closest island to Kochi. There is only one government resort at the island. There are no private resorts over there. Corals are really sharp there hence beach footwear recommended. Snorkeling was a bit disappointing over there since it was not well organized and people were walking on corals and destroying it. Local cuisine there is good. Best time to travel Nov- Jan.
Written January 22, 2019
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Aarthi22
Chennai (Madras), India6 contributions
Samudram Package
Dec 2017 • Couples
We visited Kavaratti,Minicoy and Kalpeni as a part of the Samudram package. It was an extremely wonderful and relaxed vacation. The SPORTS staff were very courteous and ensured their best to have a wonderful trip for the tourists. The accommodation on the ship was comfortable but food was average, though not something that we need to crib about given the nominal charges we are paying. Booking tickets for this package was almost impossible on my own. I finally contacted a travel agent and they helped me get one. Details about all the the packages is given in SPORTS website.

About the islands in Lakshadweep - pristine white sand beaches. The water is so clear that you can literally see the fishes when you stand in beach. There are quite a few water sports and the staff over there are very helpful when we requested them to guide us, since we did not know swimming.

Perfect location to unwind from our routine lives and spend some time in this little paradise!
Written January 9, 2018
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Mavarkar
India26 contributions
Ideal place to see sea cucumbers
Nov 2017 • Couples
We traveled by ship taking samudram package from Cochin here.It was an overnight journey.We did water sports.We saw plenty of sea cucumber here.If you want you can pick one and take pictures.
Written December 21, 2017
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Jacob Tharakan Chacko (Binoy)
Kottayam, India735 contributions
Abundant visible aqua marine life
Nov 2017 • Couples
Calm shallow turquoise blue lagoon and a group of islands make this place a worthwhile visit. Snorkelling Scubadiving and other water sports make it amazing
Written November 16, 2017
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