The Best Time to Visit Lakshadweep Islands

Detached from the mainland, surrounded by lush greenery and abundance of the Indian Ocean, the Lakshadweep Islands is a getaway to a mesmerizing haven. Pack your bags and catch a ship to this tropical heaven on Earth because the resorts are always open to tourists all the year round. But if you want to make the most out of your trip to the Islands then you better book the tickets from November through May.

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Months         Conditions   Our Recommendation
September to FebruaryArriving winters and the winters are the most popular time. Climate remains cool and is the most pleasant during this part of the year.Popular Tourist Season
March to MaySummers being the ideal time to visit, you will definitely enjoy all the beach activities and water sports offered here.Ideal Time


June to AugustMonsoons, no doubt makes the place looks more like a heaven but most of the activities are restricted. Also, reaching the destination through ships or helicopters is challenging at times. That’s why it’s less preferred by most of the tourists.Off Season


When to Pack for The Islands?

Tinted by heavy downpours, storms and rough sea, Lakshadweep does not welcome her tourists well during the monsoon season. The monsoon rage drenches the islands during this time of the year. This might also rob you of your chance to indulge in water sport activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, deep fishing and surfing.

Hence, the best time to tour the islands is from September to February and even in the early part of the summer when the temperature remains tropical and pleasant. The early summers are less humid and hot, giving a fairly pleasant atmosphere. The winters are much cooler, but if you wish to get that tropical colour, then it might be a bit of an issue as there is a chance that temperature might drop as low as 18°C. But this period is still preferred, for its calm waters and peaceful aura.

How to reach Lakshadeep?

Agatti is the only island which has an airstrip in Lakshadweep and flights operate on a regular basis, from Cochin International Airport. A tourism permit is a must requirement to visit the Islands which should be taken prior to your visit. While boarding a flight is comfortable for you, especially if you are sea-sick, the beauty of Lakshadeep is the crystal clear waters and bouncy waves. Book a ship to Lakshadeep which is your best and most convenient option for you to enjoy the full beauty of your trip to the Islands.

Lakshadweep India
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  • Snorkelling
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  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
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These water sport activities will be made available either along with your tour package. If not, you can always book it up in the numerous tour operators that are available in the Islands itself. Pack your bathing suits, because the wonders of the Lakshadweep Islands are a siren call for all those who want to take some time out.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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