Located in Kavaratti, Marine Museum is all about showcasing the diverse range of marine-related artefacts. The major objective of this place is the promotion of marine products and their preservation. The most interesting thing about this museum is that it contains some rare species of sea fish along with many other marines.
There is no doubt that the colourful fishes along with other varieties of the sea that are found here are magnificent and witnessing them is quite an exhilarating experience. Thus, if you consider yourself an adventure seeker, then this is a must-visit place.
1. Dolphin Dive Center. The Dolphin Dive Center is situated at the northern tip of the island and is considered as a must-visit for anyone who travels to Kavaratti Island. This place is well known for corals, turtles, and all kinds of tropical fishes. Here one can also find some amazing cave dives at the wall of wonder.
2. Minicoy Island Shipwrecks. Minicoy Island is the southernmost island that is situated at a distance of about 398 km from Cochin. This island is also known for three major shipwrecks. Yes, it is believed that these shipwrecks were the reason that the lighthouse was constructed in the year 1885. And now, these act as virtual underwater museums along with fish species that are found here and are larger than the average size which is found anywhere else. At most of these sites, Manta Ray can be seen in almost all the dive sites like Ragganmathi, Mulimatti majorly in the months of September, October, January and February. Apart from that, one can also witness sharks, bull rays, turtles, school of jacks in abundance here.
Kavaratti, besides being the capital of Lakshadweep is home to heavenly scenic vistas, culture, beaches, water sports, delectable cuisine, and a lot more that is bound to delight your senses. You may spend your stay here indulging in water activities, exploring the beaches, or capturing the magical sunrise and sunset. Marine Museum is situated on Kavaratti island, which limits the travel options to reach there. You may arrive here via airways and seaways only from Kochi.
Here we have listed the details about both these travel options that you may consider depending upon your comfort and budget.
By Air. Regular AirIndia flights operate from Kochi to Agatti and Bangaram Islands. From Agatti island, you have to cover the remaining distance to Kavaratti and Kadmat islands by boat. You may also opt to travel by helicopters to Kavaratti, but this service is commonly available in the monsoon season.
Air India and IndiGo run regular flights from Kochi to Kavaratti. In the case of non-stop flights, you will reach Kavaratti in about an hour. Switching focus to the airfare, you will have to spend INR 1,600 for a direct flight to Kavaratti from Kochi.
By Sea. 7 passenger ships that run regularly between Kochi and Lakshadweep. This entire journey will take 14 to 18 hours, depending on the island in Lakshadweep you are travelling to. The names of these ships are MV Lakshadweep Sea, MV Arabian Sea, MV Kavaratti, MV Minicoy, MV Lagoon, MV Amindivi, and MV Corals. Besides these ships, some high-speed vessels also operate in seasons when tourist footfall is high.