Maldives is the smallest country in Asia. The country has been recognized by its beauty and the uniqueness of how the archipelago of the islands has formed. The Maldives are located south-west of Sri-Lanka and India in the Indian Ocean. There are almost 1,192 small coral islands grouped and 26 naturally formed atolls. The islands of the Maldives are spread across an area over 90,000 square kilometers and compromises over 200 inhabited islands. Almost 122 islands are developed as tourist resorts, and over 78 islands are considered being used for agricultural use and other livelihood purposes.
Maldives lies subcontinent extending up to 823 kilometers to the west of Sri-Lanka. The weather is mostly sunny throughout the year, which makes it easy to plan a vacation in the Maldives anytime of the year. The country is located in the north of the equator and lies between latitudes of 4 degrees-17 North and longitude 73 degree-50 East. Maldives has a total coastline of 644km with northernmost atoll is situated around 110 km south of India’s Mini Coy Atoll, 480 km south east of India Cape Comorin and 649 km west of Sri-Lanka.
The islands of the Maldives are lowlands and none of them rises 6’ above sea level. The pure white sand beaches along with turquoise lagoons and coral reefs make the country one of the most heavenly destination for a vacation. So if you are thinking of a change of scene to relax from your daily life tensions, the Maldives could be the perfect vacation spot you can think of.