8 days in New Delhi & Maldives Itinerary

8 days in New Delhi & Maldives Itinerary

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New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Fly to Male, Ferry to Male
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Male, Maldives
— 3 nights
Ferry to Male, Fly to Kolkata (Calcutta)

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New Delhi, India

— 4 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Spend the 2nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and admire the striking features of Qutub Minar.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to New Delhi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. September in New Delhi sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Male.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:

Male, Maldives

— 3 nights
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Male trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from New Delhi to Male in 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Male. When traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Male: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Nature & Parks · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.