Apart from being the nation’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi also happens to be the country’s favourite travel influencer. The fact that he finds time to visit the country’s hidden gems and aid the tourism industry of that particular region, is truly astounding. PM Modi visited the archipelago, Lakshadweep on January 2, 2024, to lay the foundation stone of several developmental projects worth more than Rs. 1,150 crores.

During his delightful two-day sojourn, the Prime Minister embraced the thrill of snorkelling to explore the island’s underwater life. The PMO’s official social media accounts released pictures from his travel escapade yesterday. The stunning images capture the essence of his aquatic adventure which he aptly described to be “exhilarating.” His early morning strolls along the pristine beaches of Lakshadweep were “moments of pure bliss“.

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For those who wish to embrace the adventurer in them, Lakshadweep has to be on your list,” the PM recommended. His short trip was a perfect mix of leisure, adventure and business. He sure knows how to balance it all. Clad in a relaxed black kurta, a shawl, and white slippers, he took in the serene backdrop of endless blue waters and sand. The visuals painted a picturesque scene of both solitude and connection with nature.

Prompted by the beauty of Lakshadweep, PM Modi had a moment of reflection. He shared his sentiments stating, “In addition to the breathtaking scenic beauty, the tranquility of Lakshadweep is also undeniably mesmerizing. It provided me with a profound opportunity to contemplate and strategize on how to channel even greater efforts towards the welfare of our 140 crore Indians.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lakshadweep trip

The Business

Modi was in Lakshadweep on January 2 and 3 to inaugurate the Kochi-Lakshadweep Islands Submarine Optical Fiber Connection. He also laid the foundation stone for the renovation of the primary healthcare facility and five model Anganwadi centres. Furthermore, the PM dedicated several projects to the nation.

Narendra Modi also interacted with the residents of Agatti, Bangaram and Kavaratti and thanked them for their hospitality. He added that his journey to Lakshadweep was an “enriching journey of learning and growing“. According to him, “Lakshadweep is not just a group of islands; it’s a timeless legacy of traditions and a testament to the spirit of its people“.

He said the central government’s focus in Lakshadweep is to uplift lives through enhanced development, create opportunities for better healthcare, provide faster internet and drinking water while protecting as well celebrating the vibrant local culture. The projects inaugurated by him at the archipelago reflect this very spirit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lakshadweep people

Expressing thanks to the PM, Home Minister Amit Shah said with its mesmerising beaches, blue water lagoons and much more, Lakshadweep had immense potential to become a global tourist destination. He wrote on X, “Gratitude to PM @narendramodi Ji for promoting Lakshadweep, this will surely boost tourism, and the economy and thus elevate the living standards of its people.”

Internet Reacts

Netizens were wowed by watching PM Modi go snorkelling in Lakshadweep’s sea waters, that too at 73 years of age. A user commented, “Fittest prime minister of Bharat 🔥🇮🇳” Another deemed him as the “Brand ambassador of Indian culture and tourism.” A third user quipped, “Modi yahan pe pm kam.. Aur Hero jyada lag rahe hainn..🙌❤️” Someone even called Lakshadweep better than Maldives looking at the PM’s pictures.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lakshadweep Internet reactions

An Instagram user agreed with Modi ji saying, “It’s definitely worth a visit and a PM like you guides the nation to what they are missing in their own country, Jai hind Jai Bharat 🇮🇳🙏” An X user referred to Modi’s beach pictures and claimed that he will recreate them. Another X user said, “Whenever Modi ji goes, he is promoting either it’s culture or the tourism. What a great leader🙏

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lakshadweep Internet reactions X comments

Sir, what a leader you are. You don’t just visit places of India, you give them development and promote that place beauty by your pictures and tweets. Your these pictures have inspired me to visit Lakshdweep soon and get an experience of these beautiful beaches” lauded an X user.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Lakshadweep could be yet another addition to his ‘vocal for local‘ slogan. He aims to motivate people to explore the scenic land, thus giving a potential boost to the tourism industry of the islands.