How to take permission before going to lakshadweep
Lakshadweep, the smallest union territory of India is situated in the Arabian sea. In which fewer islands are inhabited and full of Muslim tribal. The basic needs of a human being are drinking water or resources of food, which are limited here. As a result the entry for the outsiders (doesn’t matter weather you are a Indian or foreigner) to this islands is strictly restricted. So the travelers need to take a entry permit under the LM&A Rule 1967. The Entry permit form should be filled in completely and submitted to the Administrator( Lakshadweep Office, Willington Island, Kochi –03 with Rs 50 per application). One more info I would love to give- Air India has weekly 06 fights (except sunday) from Kochi to Agatti. Not applicable for those who will opt for the Ships Package.
Permission for Indian travelers:-
At first you need to download the Entry Permit Application Form and Police Clearance Form. Don’t worry, I have given the link descriptions below. Then you have to fill up the forms and submit it to the Lakshadweep Administrator office at willingdon island, Kochi , Kerala (It is a easy process. Just get in touch with the SPORTS), but you have to submit the entry permit before leaving the island.
1. Your valid ID proof like AADHAR or VOTER card.
2. Attested copy of your Id proof.
3. 03 nos of passport size photographs.
4. Name of the nearest police station and number.
Permission for Foreigners:-
Foreign Nationals permitted by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. They just need the valid passport and visa for India. Though they can only travel 03 islands, namely Bangaram, Kadmat and Agatti. The good news is that only in Bangaram consumption of alcohol is allowed. Otherwise the whole island is a dry territory.
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I have given as much information as possible. I think this shit (ohh! sorry it’s sheet) will be your ultimate guide for any query regarding permission for going to lakshadweep. Although if you have any question, can ask me freely. As I had been there for quite a time, hope will be able to answer. Thank u for being with me….
(TO BE CONTINUED….next blog will be on Packages & Costs..)