Due permissions from authorities are compulsory without which no tourists, Indian or others are allowed to set foot on the Islands, in fact, foreigners are further given only restricted entry limited only to few islands of the region Having booking in a Lakshadweep hotel is an essential requisite to get the due permissions of authorities for entering the island Lakshadweep enjoys a tropical climate with the temperature rarely moving above 28 degree Celsius, and hence light cotton clothing should be carried. Lakshadweep enjoys a tropical climate with the temperature rarely moving above 28 degree Celsius, and hence light cotton clothing should be carried. The weather in Lakshadweep remains pleasant throughout the year but the best time to visit the place is between October and April. The temperature doesn’t usually exceed 30 degrees Most of the food cooked in Lakshadweep takes inspiration from south Indian cuisine. Foods like Appam, Dosa, Idli are generally preferred for breakfast. Cabbage, Peera, Olan, Parippu curry, PlaintainIdimas are preferred food options for lunch. Lakshadweep is not exactly a shopping destination. People visit the island not as much for shopping, as they do for spending unhurried leisure time and for scuba diving which is a favourite water sport. Visitors do not have a wide range of options to stay. However, there are some popular resorts and hotels on the island of Bangaram. You can find many beautiful cottages made out of natural materials and are eco-friendly Try to avoid water sports during the south-west monsoon times as it can be risky due to the rough waves of the sea Lakshadweep is not a cheap place, and you cannot have a budgeted trip here, so be prepared to expend more than expected. Do not try to pick corals from the sea of Lakshadweep as it is a punishable offence and you could face legal action against it Do not drink alcoholic beverages here as it is prohibited in this territory. The Agatti Island in Lakshadweep has an airport that operates regular flights from Kochi, 459 km away. International tourists can take a flight to Kochi from Delhi and then fly to Lakshadweep in about 75 minutes. The Bangaram Island has a helicopter pad to facilitate tourists to reach the island from Agatti. The nearest railway station that you can avail for your travel to Lakshadweep is located in Kochi. Situated on the Indian mainland, Kochi has two important railway stations that connect it to the entire country - Ernakulum Junction or South Railway Station and Ernakulam Town or North Railway Station. After you reach Kochi, you can avail ships to reach Lakshadweep. Lakshadweep, being an island is well connected by sea routes. It is an excellent experience to reach Lakshadeep by ship. One can very well take a passenger cruise from the Kochi (Cochin) port to Lakshadeep.