CORAL COVE (Lakshadweep) Nature Study cum Training Programme : 2024 (By Kerala State Branch)

One of world’s most spectacular tropical island systems, Lakshadweep is tucked away at 220-440Kms off the Kerala Coast.


Breif Description Of The Program : One of world’s most spectacular tropical island systems, Lakshadweep is tucked away at 220-440Kms off the Kerala Coast. The islands offer a precious heritage of ecology and culture. The unique feature of the Islands is its coral reef, making it a pristine leisure spot to come back to. 4200 sq. kms. of lagoon, rich in marine wealth, is spread over 36 islands in an area of 32 sq. kms. The underwater view at Lakshadweep is kaleidoscopic and breathtaking. The lagoon offers excellent potential for water sports like swimming, wind-surfing, diving, snorkeling and kayaking. No wonder, Lakshadweep is fast becoming India’s one of its kind Adventure sport – Nature Tourism location. Each island is fringed by snow white coral sands. The crystal clear water and the abundant marine life enhance the beauty of these islands. Against the vast expanse of the blue sea, the island look like emeralds. The huge shallow calm lagoon on one side with wall like reef made of marine live coral boulders blocks the incoming swells of the outer sea. The islands are linked to the mainland by: – ship, Indian Airlines.
Fee Inclusions : (Entry Permit, Heritage Fee, Airport Pick up and Drop, Accommodation, Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning and Evening Tea) Sightseeing Agatti , Kalpeni, Thinnakara and Bangaram Islands, Turtle Watch, Sand Bank Visit, Dolphin Watch, Inter-island boat fare, Coral Garden Watch in at Agatti by Snorkeling, Shipwreck Watch Bengaram by Snorkeling )
Exclusions : (Travel Charge from Cochin to Agatti, Scuba Diving, Camera/ Mobile Entry Fee, Government of India Taxes and other activities not mentioned inclusion).
Last Date of Registration : 11/09/2024
Schedule Of Programme :
Day 1 : Reporting at Base camp: Agatti Airport 10.30 AM
Receive at Agatti island Airport and will make the road transfer to the Hotel . Provide welcome drink on arrival at Hotel , then check in Sightseeing followed by Lunch, feel the custom, tradition and culture of the local people.
Night Stay at Agatti
Day 2 : After breakfast the group will moved to KalpittiIsland by mechanized boat.
This island is rich in variety of Coral reefs and lagoon fishes, also a popular snorkeling spot. This journey takes about 30 minutes time. Along the way you can watch corals and sea Turtles. After the Kalpitti visit will back to Agatti before lunch.
Night Stay at Agatti
Day 3 : After Breakfast the group will move to Thinnakara Island by mechanized boat.
This journey takes about one hour. Along the way you can watch the Dolphin and sea Turtles. The main activity in the island is swimming and lagoon fishing with guide assistance (Separate Fee paid by participants). Visit Bangaram Deep also depends upon the weather condition is good. Before sun set return to Agatti
Night Stay at Agatti
Day 4 : After Breakfast Agatti Island offers opportunities for leisurely exploration like kayaking, windsurfing, and jet skiing for those seeking adventure. (Water Sports Activities Charges are not included the Registration Fees)
Day 5 : After breakfast proceed to Airport, fly back to Cochin with beautiful memories.
Who Can Participate : Any YHAI member above the age of 15 years can participate on first cum first serve basis.

How To Reach The Base Camp :
Air: The nearest airport is Agatti Island Airport (Advance Purchase of Air ticket is better. Regular Rate from Cochin to Agatti and Back Cochin is in between Rs 11000/- to 16000/-
How To Join : YHAI Members desirous of joining the programme may apply by the prescribed registration from along with a DD of requisite amount in favour of “Youth Hostels Association of India Kerala State Branch” payable at CANARA BANK, PONNANI ,MALAPPURAM DISTRICT , KERALA STATE or ONLINE payment to State Branch Account (A/c No 0756101040595 Branch Code 756 IFSC Code CNRB0000756 CANARA BANK PONNANI MALAPPURAM) Or Bank Trasfer . The application along with medical fitness certificate, Copy of ID Card and a photograph should be send to Mr. J. SHINE (State Secretary YHAI) C/o Gurukripa, Sreenivasapuram P.O Varkala , Kerala 695945 by Speed / Registered post
Name Of The Program Corrdinator / Fd : J.shine
Contact Number : 9447061522 / 8139041246
Email Address :
Complete Postal Address : J.shine, C/o Gurukripa, Sreenivasapuram P.o Varkala Kerala 695145
Accommodation Facilities : Triple sharing rooms with good bathroom and Toilet.
Food : Vegetarian / Non Veg with Fish Food and safe Drinking Water
What Participants Should Bring Along : Rain Coat,, Torch with extra batteries, Soap, Towel, Medical fitness certificate and ID card, Police Clearance Certificate, Photos , Original ID
Climate The weather in Lakshadweep in October is ideal for all types of travelers. The clear skies and calm sea offer a picturesque and serene atmosphere, making it a popular destination during this month.
Safety & Security : Our field volunteers and camp leaders have been visited the area and check the details. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities
Travel safe
– Regularly wash hands
– Face masks required for travelers in public areas
– Keep Hand sanitizer always
– Regularly sanitize hand
Additional Notes : Use of alcohol and narcotics of any description and smoking are strictly prohibited during the programme. Deviation from the set rout of the programme is not permitted. If participants desire to join any other activity, they may do so at their own responsibility and risk only after finishing the programme and check out.
Attachments: Brochure and pictures of current/previous program.
Child policy : Kid above 05 years will be counted as adults with full charge. Below 5 years free of cost
Documents Required for Permit
Aadhar Card, Passport size Photo (4 Nos) , Police Clearance Certificate from Local Police Authority (Above the age of 18) within Fifteen days before Travel. Without this documents cannot obtain entry permission from Lakshadweep Authority
Cancellation Policy :
In case you are unable to join the programme after paying participation fee, you will get 50% as refund provided your request is received at least 30 days in advance from the date of your reporting. No refund will, however, be admissible if such notice is short of 30 days.

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