Maldives, officially the Republic of the Maldives and also referred to as the Maldive Islands, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls, orientated north-south, that lie betweenMinicoy Island (the southernmost part of Lakshadweep, India) and the Chagos Archipelago. The chains stand in the Laccadive Sea, about 700 kilometres (430 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka and 400 kilometres (250 mi) south-west ofIndia.
For the majority of its history, the Maldives has been a free nation, despite three instances during which it was ruled by outside forces. In the mid-fifteenth century, for fifteen years, the Maldives was dominated by the Portuguese Empire. In the mid-seventeenth century, Dutch Empire (Malabar) dominated Maldives for four months. Finally, in the late eighteenth century, on the brink of war, the Maldives became a British protectorate from 1887 until 1965. The Dutch referred to the islands as the “Maldivische Eilanden” , while the British anglicised the local name for the islands first to the “Maldive Islands” and later to the “Maldives”. The islands gained independence from the British in 1965 and became a republic ruled by asultanate and an authoritarian government.
The Maldives archipelago is located on top of the Chagos-Maldives-Laccadive Ridge, a vast submarine mountain range in the Indian Ocean. Maldives also form a terrestrial ecoregion together with the Chagos and the Lakshadweep.The Maldives atolls encompass a territory spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometres (35,000 sq mi), making the country one of the world’s most geographically dispersed. Its population of 328,536 (2012) inhabits 192 of its 1,192 islands. In 2006, Maldives’ capital and largest city Malé, located at the southern edge of North Malé Atoll, had a population of 103,693. Malé is one of the Maldives’ administrative divisions and, traditionally, it was the “King’s Island” where the ancient Maldive royal dynasties were enthroned.
Maldives is the smallest Asian country in both population and land area. With an average ground level of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level, it is the planet’s lowest country. It is also the country with the lowest natural highest point in the world, at 2.4 metres (7 ft 10 in). Not surprisingly, forecasts of Maldives’ inundation are a great concern for the Maldivian people.
The Indian Ocean acts as a heat buffer, absorbing, storing, and slowly releasing the tropical heat. The temperature of Maldives ranges between 24 °C (75 °F) and 33 °C (91 °F) throughout the year. Although the humidity is relatively high, the constant cool sea breezes keep the air moving and the heat mitigated.
The weather in Maldives is affected by the large landmass of South Asia to the north. The presence of this landmass causes differential heating of land and water. These factors set off a rush of moisture-rich air from the Indian Ocean over South Asia, resulting in the southwest monsoon. Two seasons dominate Maldives’ weather: the dry season associated with the winter northeastern monsoon and the rainy season which brings strong winds and storms. The shift from the moist southwest monsoon to the dry northeast monsoon occurs during April and May. During this period, the northeast winds contribute to the formation of the northeast monsoon, which reaches Maldives in the beginning of June and lasts until the end of August. However, the weather patterns of Maldives do not always conform to the monsoon patterns of South Asia. The annual rainfall averages 254 centimetres (100 in) in the north and 381 centimetres (150 in) in the south.
Arrive at Maldives, proceed to your hotel, Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight in Maldives. (D)
Full day free at leisure. Overnight in Maldives. (B, D)
Today day is free for leisure. overnight at Hotel. (B,D)
Maldives – Hometown
Proceed to Airport to board flight to next destination or to your hometown. (B)
This tour Can be extended, depend on request
Price / Inclusion
|1Nov13 -21 Dec 13 / 11 apr 14 -30 Apr||Superior||$ 585||$710||$840||$920|
|22 Dec 13 – 10 Apr 14||Superior||$610||$745||$885||$1075|
|1Nov13 -21 Dec 13 / 11 apr 14 -30 Apr||Water Banglow||$ 775||$935||$1095||$1255|
|22 Dec 13 – 10 Apr 14||Water Banglow||$ 820||$995||$1170||$1340|
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- Accommodation in selected hotels.
- Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
- Return transfers by Speedboat (Transfer Time 45 Min )
- All Amenities of of Resort
- Airfare & airport taxes.
- Visa and Insurances charges.
- Any other meals other than specified above.
- Any other meals and beverages other than specified, on board the cruise.
- Porterage at the hotels and airports.
- Any other sightseeing other than mentioned above.
- Any Entrance fees other than specified in inclusions.
- Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, and telephone calls etc
- High Season surcharge applicable.
- The prevailing Rate of Exchange of the day of payment will be applicable.
- The passport should be
- valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure.
- Approximate economy class airfare : Ex Mumbai INR 13,000, Ex Delhi INR 24,000, Ex Bangalore INR
- 20,000, Ex Hyderabad INR 30,000,Ex Ahmadabad INR 35,000, Ex Kolkata INR 30,000 on Sri Lankan
- We are not holding any air seats and hotel bookings at this point of time Confirmation of Hotels and
- other services is subject to availability.
- You can upgrade to an alternate room category, hotels and air bookings by paying an extra cost.
- International hotel check in is 1400hrs and checkout would be 1200hrs.
- Early check in and late checkout subject to availability
- Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Itineraries are subject to change
- For Security Deposits, Credit card is required at the time of hotel check in Book early to ensure best
- rates & services and hassle-free Visa processing
- You may extend your hotel stay or upgrade any service at an extra cost Contact us to tailor-make this
- itinerary to suit your best.
Itinerary : MESMERISING MALDIVES 4 Days