5 days in New Delhi & Maldives Itinerary

5 days in New Delhi & Maldives Itinerary

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New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly to Male, Ferry to Male
Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
Ferry to Male, Fly to New Delhi


New Delhi, India

— 2 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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi online vacation planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Male.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Male, Maldives

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque).

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Male holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from New Delhi to Male in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Maldives Time (MVT), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Male, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 30°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Maldives travel guide

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.