The atolls and islands of the Republic of Maldives are off the coast of Kerala and may be included in a holiday to South India. The Andaman islands are off the east coast of South India. Port Blair is the capital of Andaman and there are daily flights from Chennai. Both island groups offer snorkelling and diving in their coral seas.
The Isalnds offers white coral sand beaches and clear water for snorkelling and diving. Many of the resorts have ‘home reefs’ in their turquoise lagoons. Most of the resorts in the Maldives cater to the luxury end of the market and many have Spas – this is a great place to relax after a tour of India.
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About Indian Islands & The Maldives
Airports: Agatti, Port Blair, Male
Domestic Airports: Sea planes service the more distant atolls
Main Cities: Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhuj, Junagadh, Jamnagar
Area: Madlives- 298 Sq KM & Andaman – 6,408 Sq KM
Local Language: Maldives -Maldivian (Dhivehi) & Hindi in Andaman
Maldives: Beautiful coral beaches, some of the bestresorts in Asia, coral reefs and wide range of marine life for snorkelers and divers.
Indian Islands: Some of the best beaches in Asia, blue lagoons, clear seas, coral reefs and wide range of marine life for snorkelers and divers, Havelock Island (Andaman) has a sea swimming elephant.
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Maldives: All the islands are within the tropics so are warm to hot all year round but do have significant rain at times. The Maldives has most rain in June and July. The best time to visit is December to March.
Indian Islands: All the islands are within the tropics so are warm to hot all year round but do have significant rain at times. Lakshadweep the heaviest rain is in June and July. The Andaman have more rain, with May to October being the wettest months. The best time to visit all the islands is December to March.