About the Maldives

The Maldives, officially known as the Republic of Maldives, is a South-Asian country in the Indian Ocean’s The Arabian Sea. Spread across an approximate area of 298 square kilometers, the island nation is home to 1192 coral islands. 26 atolls, from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in the south, groups the islands together in a double chain covering around 90,000 square kilometers of area.

Sprawl on the immaculate beaches and discover the beauty of the underwater world while staying in a luxury resort or hotel. Enjoy the tropical charm at the island considered one amongst popular romantic getaways. Delectable cuisine, peace, solitude, and fresh air are some of the immediate attractions for newlywed couples and other tourists.

Some Interesting Facts about the Maldives

  • The island nation is one of the most geographically dispersed sovereign states of the world.
  • This is also the world’s lowest country with its highest natural point at 5.1 meters about sea level. The average ground-level elevation at the place is 1.5 meters.
  • Maldives is the founding member of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation)
  • Tourism is the 2nd dominant economic activity at the Maldives. Fishing claims the top spot.
  • Maldives constitutes of around two-thirds of world’s total water villas. These include over 80 private island resorts, ranging from 3-star to 5-star properties.
  • 1100 fish species, 5 sea turtle species, 21 whales & dolphins, 400 mollusk, and 83 echinoderm species are found here.
  • The area is also home to various crustacean species, including 145 crabs, 120 copepod, 48 shrimp, and 15 amphipod species.

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Reaching the Maldives

The Maldives is connected to the rest of the world by 2 routes, sea and air. The limited availability of sea transport makes air transport the most preferred medium. Direct & indirect, national & international flights connect India to the Maldives through its Male International Airport. Further, sea & air transport services are available for traveling within the island nation.

The Climate at the Maldives

Due to South Asia’s large landmass to the North, the island nation has a tropical monsoon climate. On average, the temperature remains hot and humid. However, the island nation has 2 seasons throughout the year, the dry one with winter northeast monsoon and the rainy one with strong winds & storms.

The climate shift from dry to moist monsoon happens during the months of April & May due to southwest winds. This southwest monsoon remains till August end. The average value for rainfall in the north is 254 centimetres and that for the south is 381 centimetres.

However, the north part, having a greater influence of equatorial currents, has a higher monsoonal influence.

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