Kadmat package - NEED HELP!

#1 Aug 26th, 2016, 01:50
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Hi All,

Going by the threads I have come to understand that majority of the people go via the Samudram 5 day package and these packages are handled by SPORT - however it does not cover Kadmat

Now I want to visit Kadmat and stay at the Kadmat resort and hence can someone tell me:

- Does a ship from Kochi pick and drop to Kadmat - is it an every day ship and i can board?
- Is there any Kadmat special package by SPORT for 3/4 days? Or is there a package where I can book just the rooms?
- If ship is not an option - i fly to agatti by kochi and then take the high speed boat to Kadmat - is it something which i need to book in advance?

Thanks
Sid
#2 Aug 26th, 2016, 06:14
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Why don't you contact Kadmat Tourism?


Details are here:- http://www.kadmat.com/contact_us.htm
#3 Aug 26th, 2016, 22:33
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There are good reasons why people opt for SPORTS packages.
In Lakshadweep, tourism is restricted. Options for transport,accommodation and any thing you do is extremely limited and costly. At times the Samudram package do include Kadmat but its seldom done. There are times when issues crop up between the Govt and lease holders of the resorts and water sports centers which lead to difficulties. Leaving any island or coming back to the mainland out of schedule / whenever you wish is not easy. Emergency transfer by helicopter may be considered but its highly costly. Under such circumstances, most people consider travelling with a Govt agency like SPORTS comparatively safer thereby avoiding private agencies and individual tours.

Every ship is a passenger ship. You have to check out the schedule for Kadmat. Dont forget your permit before boarding.
Locals travel between islands by ship. I remember reading some where that boats are also available. either ways for tourists its costly.

Agatti is one of the most beautiful islands but its tricky.Its resort goes in & out of business.

You can call Lakshadweep tourism's office in Kochi / Kavaratti regarding Kadmat.
In LD tourism's website there is a list of registered travel agencies across the country. If you find one in your city you can get in touch with them.

Best of luck. Once you are back from Kadmat please dont forget to share your experience.
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@GovindPuri - thanks for the revert

I did - they asked me to mail the query and then I got the same Samudram package mailer .
Anyways trying to check with SPORTS - but wanted to know if there is a scope of customization and any personal experience.

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Originally Posted by Rolling-Stone View Post There are good reasons why people opt for SPORTS packages.
In Lakshadweep, tourism is restricted. Options for transport,accommodation and any thing you do is extremely limited and costly. At times the Samudram package do include Kadmat but its seldom done. There are times when issues crop up between the Govt and lease holders of the resorts and water sports centers which lead to difficulties. Leaving any island or coming back to the mainland out of schedule / whenever you wish is not easy. Emergency transfer by helicopter may be considered but its highly costly. Under such circumstances, most people consider travelling with a Govt agency like SPORTS comparatively safer thereby avoiding private agencies and individual tours.

Every ship is a passenger ship. You have to check out the schedule for Kadmat. Dont forget your permit before boarding.
Locals travel between islands by ship. I remember reading some where that boats are also available. either ways for tourists its costly.

Agatti is one of the most beautiful islands but its tricky.Its resort goes in & out of business.

You can call Lakshadweep tourism's office in Kochi / Kavaratti regarding Kadmat.
In LD tourism's website there is a list of registered travel agencies across the country. If you find one in your city you can get in touch with them.

Best of luck. Once you are back from Kadmat please dont forget to share your experience.
Thank you Rolling Stone for your insight - yes Kadmat is not normally covered in the Samudram package.
Also you can say I got inspired in Lakshadweep through your travel report and Sshiv's ...

I am trying to get in touch with SPORT and if I do manage to visit Kadmat - will put my trip report for sure.
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SPORTS 'Marine Awareness Programme' is covering Kadmat
#7 Aug 27th, 2016, 20:44
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Yes it is mentioned as such on the link that you provided but I called up the Kadmat person today and he said there is no direct facility from Kochi to Kadmat via Ship - wherein the website states that Transportation is 10k.

Anyways, have dropped a mail to Mintvalley which I think works along with SPORT on the Kadmat and Minicoy packages.

Thanks
Sid

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Originally Posted by Rolling-Stone View Post There are good reasons why people opt for SPORTS packages.
In Lakshadweep, tourism is restricted. Options for transport,accommodation and any thing you do is extremely limited and costly. At times the Samudram package do include Kadmat but its seldom done. There are times when issues crop up between the Govt and lease holders of the resorts and water sports centers which lead to difficulties. Leaving any island or coming back to the mainland out of schedule / whenever you wish is not easy. Emergency transfer by helicopter may be considered but its highly costly. Under such circumstances, most people consider travelling with a Govt agency like SPORTS comparatively safer thereby avoiding private agencies and individual tours.

Every ship is a passenger ship. You have to check out the schedule for Kadmat. Dont forget your permit before boarding.
Locals travel between islands by ship. I remember reading some where that boats are also available. either ways for tourists its costly.

Agatti is one of the most beautiful islands but its tricky.Its resort goes in & out of business.

You can call Lakshadweep tourism's office in Kochi / Kavaratti regarding Kadmat.
In LD tourism's website there is a list of registered travel agencies across the country. If you find one in your city you can get in touch with them.

Best of luck. Once you are back from Kadmat please dont forget to share your experience.
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Originally Posted by Rolling-Stone View Post SPORTS 'Marine Awareness Programme' is covering Kadmat

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