Maldives is located in the SouthWest of Sri Lanka on the equator.
It consists of 1,190 islands scattered like a chained necklace.
Shallow, crystal clear lagoons enclosed by coral reefs surround
these islands. Resorts in the Maldives woo tourists with the promise
of the last paradise on earth. The bigger islands look picture
perfect with swaying palm trees, pure white beaches and brilliant
turquoise lagoons. It's also a major destination for scuba divers.
Tourism in the Maldives is carefully managed and is strictly regulated
and independent travel is discouraged because it is seen as disruptive
to traditional island communities. Maldives is certainly not a
place for low budget bag packers.
Time Difference - GMT+5 hours.
Languages Spoken - Dhivehi is the language spoken in all
parts of the Maldives. English is widely spoken by Maldivian.
Best time to visit Maldives- The best time to visit Maldives
is between December and April, which is the dry season. The Christmas
New Year season is the busiest and most expensive part of the
The Maldives has a tropical climate with abundant rainfall and
high temperature throughout the year. The daytime temperature
is about 28°C round the year. The humidity is lesser from
November to March but most days there is a cooling sea breeze.
Yellow fever - A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required
from travellers coming from infected areas.
is a SAARC country and therefore we have
special agreement to allow easy travel between two nations. Visa
is issued on arrival at Male airport for a 30 day stay. Visa is
gratis. The traveller must hold a valid passport for at least
one month; confirmed onward/return air ticket; onward visa and
must be in possession of US $ 10 per day for the intended stay
in Maldives. Visa can be further extended for three months for
a fee of US $ 40.
Exchange related information:
Express opened a new Foreign Exchange Office at Terminal 2A (International
Departure), Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi that
offers a comprehensive range of Travel Related Foreign Exchange
- Sale and encashment of Travelers Cheques
- Forex on Card for American Express Corporate Cardmembers
- Emergency Cheque Cashing for American Express Cardmembers.
office is open 24 Hours throughout the year. This service is already
available in Mumbai & Chennai.