Wed. Feb 28th, 2024 online news,January 11, 2024: As the India-Maldives tourism dispute escalates, Indian consumers are now venting their anger on social media. Hashtags like Out Maldives, Boycott Maldives are trending on Facebook.

Meanwhile, travel sites have also started promoting Lakshadweep as a tourist destination.

Why is Lakshadweep special?

Lakshadweep, a group of 36 islands is famous for its beaches and natural beauty. The name Lakshadweep in Malayalam and Sanskrit means ‘island of a million’. The smallest Union Territory of India, Lakshadweep is an archipelago of 36 islands spread over an area of 32 km.

It is located in the southwestern region of India. Agathi, Bangaram, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Minikai are major tourist centers in Lakshadweep. The entire Lakshadweep attracts tourists with its sandy beaches, diverse flora and fauna. A variety of sea adventures can be enjoyed here.

EaseMyTrip said it is canceling all flights to Maldives. This travel portal has also released packages for Lakshadweep. How cheap is it to go to Lakshadweep instead of Maldives..? What scenes can be seen there.. Now let’s find out..

How to reach Lakshadweep?

To reach Lakshadweep, you need to reach Kochi first, as the distance from this Kerala city to Lakshadweep is approximately 220 to 240 km. You can reach Kochi by flight from Delhi and from here you can go to Lakshadweep by air or by road. Egatti is the only airport in Lakshadweep accessible by air from Kochi.

Lakshadweep tour cheaper than Maldives

Easymytrip has 7 tour packages available for Lakshadweep. 2 Night Package Price Rs. 22999. This includes hotel, sightseeing, local transport, food expenses, but does not include flight fees.

Whereas, the Lakshadweep tour package for 4 nights is Rs. 47199. You can reach Kochi by Delhi to Kochi flight which costs Rs. 7000 onwards. Lakshadweep is easily accessible from here. That means the price of a 4 night tour package in Lakshadweep will be around Rs.55,000.

Traveling to Maldives is more expensive compared to Lakshadweep. According to the information available on the Make My Trip site, a 4-night, 5-day Maldives tour package is available for Rs.2,52,299. However, this also includes airfare.

Both Maldives and Lakshadweep are on the coast. They are known for their unique beauty. However, you can enjoy Maldives like Lakshadweep at almost 5 times less price.