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Home > Maldives – Pearls of the Indian Ocean
Maldives – Pearls of the Indian Ocean

The Maldives Islands, officially the Republic of Maldives, is divided into 19 Administrative regions called Atolls. This is an island country comprising of a group of atolls extending south of India's Lakshadweep islands between Minicoy Island and the Chagos Archipelago, and approximately seven hundred kilometers south-west of Sri Lanka in the Laccadive Sea of Indian Ocean. Maldives is the smallest Asian country in both population and land area. As the country is fully scattered across the Indian Ocean where more than 83 islands are exclusively meant for the tourists to serve as resorts at beaches, water adventure activities like cruising vessels, diving & snorkeling, water sports, scuba diving, honeymoon destination, spa holidays along with other tourist destinations of Maldives. This tourist destination of Beyond India tour is well connected by the international airport located at Malé, the capital city of Maldives. Malé is one of the Maldives' administrative divisions and, traditionally, it was the King's Island.

Capital city : Malé
Official Language spoken : Dhivehi language
Currency : Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR)
Time zone : (UTC+5) Male
Electricity : 3 Pin Socket (220-240 Volts)
Dialing code : +960

Best time to visit Maldives

Best time to visit Maldives is during the months of December to April, which are dry seasons. This is high time season for the resorts and hotels as they enjoy great demands at these times.

Transportation :


Getting there

Male International Airport is the main gateway into the Maldives islands for tourists. It is currently the only airport in the country offering international flights. It is located on Hulhule Island in the North Male Atoll, near the capital island Male.

Getting around

Since the airport island is geographically separate from the capital the only means of transport to the capital is by sea.