Wed, 27 Mar|
Join us on a journey to Lakshadweep with Lakshadweep's Youngest Diver, Mirzana Beegum.
Time & Location
27-Mar-2024, 11:30 am – 31-Mar-2024, 11:30 am
Agatti, Lakshadweep, Agatti, Lakshadweep
About The Event
About The Event:
Join us on a journey to Lakshadweep with Lakshadweep's Youngest Diver, Mirzana Beegum
Embarking on a journey to the mesmerizing Lakshadweep Islands, Team Parikrama found themselves under the guidance of a remarkable host: Mirzana Beegum, a 17-year-old trailblazer hailing from Kavaratti, the capital of the Lakshadweep archipelago. With an unyielding spirit and an insatiable passion for adventure, Mirzana had become the youngest scuba diver in the region, fearlessly exploring the enigmatic depths of the ocean that surrounded her island home.
Growing up by the sun-kissed shores of Kavaratti, Mirzana's heart was inexorably drawn to the boundless sea and its myriad mysteries. While her peers busied themselves with ordinary vacation plans, Mirzana nursed an extraordinary ambition: to plunge into the deep embrace of the ocean and come face-to-face with its majestic sharks. An illustrious student at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore Mirzana's journey stood as a testament to her unparalleled determination, diving to an astounding depth of 40 meters—an achievement unrivaled among recent scuba divers.
The bewitching Kavaratti beach, renowned for its crystalline waters, kaleidoscopic coral reefs, and effervescent marine life, had played the role of Mirzana's training ground. Her aquatic curiosity took flight with snorkeling, evolving into a full-fledged passion for scuba diving at the tender age of 13. Fuelled by a fervent desire to inspire, Mirzana observed, "Almost 95 percent of the island's population can swim, yet only a fraction has dared to venture into the embrace of the deep waters. I aspire to ignite the same fire in others, especially women." Armed with a certification from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), she stood as a beacon of courage and possibility.
Guided by Mirzana's enthusiasm, Team Parikrama has embarked on an adventure of a lifetime, diving into the waters with newfound vigor. The journey will be marked not only by underwater explorations but also by Mirzana's compelling stories of resilience, daring, and deep-rooted connection with the sea.
5-Day Itinerary Hosted by Mirzana Beegum:
Day 1: Island Arrival and Relaxation
- Arrive at Agatti and settle into accommodation.
- Bask in the sun and enjoy the pristine beach of Agatti.
- Rest and relax, soaking in the tranquil island atmosphere.
Day 2: Kavaratti Delights
- Transfer to Kavaratti and settle into accommodation.
- Enjoy the sunset and take a walk to the lighthouse of Kavaratti
- Venture to the lighthouse and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views.
- Spend the evening exploring the island's charms.
Day 3: Dive and Exploration
- Dive in the morning, with the chance to spot turtles in their natural habitat.
- Explore the island's culture, cuisine, and lifestyle.
- Alternatively, savor a delicious local lunch at Kavaratti.
- Immerse yourself in the local way of life, guided by Mirzana's insights.
- Visit a shipwreck and enjoy the evening
Day 4: Island Wonders
- Transfer to Agatti Island.
- Get a glimpse of Bangaram Island for a taste of its beauty.
- Alternatively, savor a delicious local lunch at Tinnakara with the local community.
- Meet local fishermen and learn about their livelihoods.
- Engage in snorkeling at a ship shipwreck to witness the magical coral formations.
Day 5: Inspiring Encounters and Farewell
- Finish your Breakfast.
- Take back home loads of memories
- Depart from Agatti.
- Return to Kochi by flight.
The cost of the tour is 18,500 INR per person (Twin Sharing Basis only).
Registration Confirmation through payment - Bank Transfer only.
Bank Details: Name: Team Parikrama
A/C No: 06951010001762
IFS Code: CNRB0010695
Branch Name: Canara Bank, Amarjothi Nagar.
Looking forward to your participation.
- Airport transfers and sightseeing vehicle transfers
- Meet and assist at the airport and welcome drink
- Airport transfers and sightseeing vehicle transfers
- Accommodation in well-equipped and comfortable A/C Rooms
- Island trips to Kavarthi and Thinnakara
- Permit documentation and application formalities
- One Snorkeling at Shipwreck.
- Breakfast on all days
- Assistance of a Tourist Facilitator by Team Parikrama.
- Airfare, train fare, or bus fare from and to the city of origin, unless otherwise specified
- Transportation to and from Lakshadweep (Tour price originates from Lakshadweep)
- Personal expenses such as tips, porterage, room service, laundry, beverages, phone calls, additional sightseeing, scuba and other water activities tours/excursions not mentioned in the itinerary, camera fees, etc.
- Any increase in fuel costs, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes, etc.
Things to Carry and Cautions:
- Diving Essentials: Ensure you have comfortable swimwear, a rash guard, and a towel for diving sessions.
- Sun Protection: Pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to shield yourself from the tropical sun.
- Insect Repellent: Keep insect repellent to ward off any pesky visitors.
- Respect Local Customs: Lakshadweep has a unique culture; dress modestly and respect local customs and traditions.
- Eco-Friendly Attitude: The islands prioritize environmental conservation. Avoid single-use plastics and follow eco-friendly practices.
- Health and Safety: Prioritize safety during water activities. Listen to instructions from Mirzana and the diving instructors.
Mirzana Beegum's passion for the ocean, her youthful spirit, and her determination to inspire make this journey an unforgettable experience, blending adventure, culture, and conservation in the paradisiacal backdrop of Lakshadweep's azure waters.
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