Swiggy, India's one of the leading on-demand convenience platform, is marking a significant milestone in its nationwide expansion.
Coinciding with India's 75th Republic Day celebrations, Swiggy is now debuting its food delivery services in the island city of Agatti in Lakshadweep.
As the first online food delivery platform to enter Lakshadweep, Swiggy will be introducing the convenience of food delivery to the locals while also ensuring tourists can experience food from the best local restaurants just the way they do back in their hometowns.
A culinary paradise at your doorstep
For an island that is very attractive to tourists, Swiggy’s arrival opens new avenues for local businesses to thrive and for visitors to explore local flavours. Agatti, known for its delectable tuna and seafood delicacies, is set to become a culinary paradise at your fingertips with Swiggy. The island is dotted with lively beachside shacks that serve mouth-watering food, making it an unmatched destination for culinary enthusiasts. From partnering with island's local favourites to bringing the Lakshwadeep’s delectable seafood, Swiggy promises a seamless food ordering experience for islanders and tourists alike.
“Swiggy has consistently strived to deliver unmatched convenience to its users. This expansion marks a significant milestone for us, as we become the first online food delivery service to make a foray in Lakshadweep. We are excited to partner with local restaurants and support them in expanding their businesses, while also creating income opportunities for the local youth,” shared Sidharth Bhakoo, National Business Head, Food Marketplace, Swiggy.
Beyond its culinary delights, Agatti Island exudes the warmth of its friendly locals and is celebrated as a prime destination for scuba enthusiasts for an immersive experience. Acknowledging the unique ecological landscape of Lakshadweep, Swiggy has taken a conscious step towards eco-friendly practices in the region ensuring all deliveries are made only using bicycles. This initiative enables efficient and timely delivery while also preserving the ecological balance of the region.
Celebrating the launch
First-time Swiggy users in Agatti can savour a special launch offer of 50% discount up to INR 100 and free delivery on first orders.
Expressing his delight, Fazal Rahman, Swiggy Restaurant Partner and Head of City Hotel Lakshadweep, said, “We are thrilled to team up with Swiggy as they launch in Lakshadweep. This partnership is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the unique flavours of our island to a broader consumers. With Swiggy's expansion, we are looking forward to reaching more customers, tourists, increasing our sales, and gaining national recognition for our culinary offerings than ever before.”
Mohammed Hamlersha, Swiggy Restaurant Partner and Head of AFC Lakshadweep, said,We are excited to welcome a culinary revolution as Swiggy launches in Agatti Island, bringing a feast of flavors to the doorsteps. I am sure it is going to elevate our delivery experience with the convenience of Swiggy – where every bite is a celebration!
With a phased expansion across key islands among the 36 islands that make up Lakshadweep, Swiggy aims to empower local culinary talents and enrich experiences for residents and visitors alike.
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