The Maldives or simply Maldives is one of the best and popular travel destinations among the Indians. Each year, thousands of Indian tourists spend their vacation in this beautiful country with their loved one. Maldives is a popular destinations, thanks to beautiful crystal clear water islands, and best overwater bungalows island resorts. In recent time, a special dedicated website is also created by some overwater villa lovers.

In this article, we have provided best tips for Indian tourists to Maldives. So, let’s see!

Male International Airport Maldives
Male International Airport Maldives

Visa Requirement for Indians

Visa is one of the main things which comes to your mind when planning any trip. Maldives offer free VISA to all nationalities, based on following conditions:

1. Valid passport
2. Valid return ticket from Maldives
3. Enough money to cover your expenses (Approx. US$100 + US$50 per day).

The Maldives tourist visa is issued on arrival for 30 days’ time at free of charge. A fee of INR 3350 (or MVR 750) is to be paid in case of extension of visa for a total duration of 90 days. Please consult embassy for further details.

Indian Passport
Indian Passport

Maldivian Currency

The Maldivian rufiyaa is the official currency of the Maldives. As on November 12, 2019, 1 Maldivian rufiyaa = Rs. 4.64 (Indian Rupee). Besides this, you can also take US dollar, sterling or euros. However, this rule from resort to resort.

If you are Indian and lives in India, you should bring Maldivian currency instead of any other currency when travelling to the Maldives.

Maldivian Rufiyaa
Maldivian Rufiyaa

Is drinking allowed in Maldives?

The Maldives is an Islamic country and alcohol is strictly banned for the local people. However, almost all island resorts and luxury boats are licensed to serve alcohol, usually if you are 18 or more and not a Muslim.

Alcohol in Maldives
Alcohol in Maldives

Do they speak English language in Maldives?

The Maldives receives tourists from several countries including India. English is widely spoken in major island resorts and capital Male. To your surprise, Hindi language is also spoken in few island resorts where staff is native Indian people.

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Article Title: Important Tips for Indian Tourists to Maldives [Best Guide]
Article first published on November 12, 2019.

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