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How to reach the Maldives from Chennai

How does a vacation far away from the bustling city sound? It sounds amazing to me. A much-needed break from our usual routine and spending time with family doing nothing but relaxing. There are several destinations for this, but one of the best destinations is the Maldives. With its emerald blue waters, pristine beaches, and tropical islands it’s no wonder the Maldives is so popular among tourists across the globe. And especially for Indians, it’s one of the best destinations for a perfect vacation. You must be wondering why it’s popular among Indians. Besides being breathtakingly beautiful, Maldives is close-by and economical. There are two ways for you to reach the Maldives from India – by air and sea. There are several cities in India from which you can fly to the Maldives. However, in this blog, we’ve selected only one major metropolitan city to make it easier for you. Read below to find out how to reach the Maldives from Chennai.

How to reach the Maldives from Chennai?

Chennai to Maldives
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The Maldives is situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean, thereby making it easier for Indians to travel to the Maldives. There are two ways for you to reach the Maldives from Indian cities. You can either take a flight or you can travel via cruise. I would say the best way to travel to the Maldives is via flight, as it is not only cheaper but also the travel duration is shorter. Travelling via a cruise is also a good option, but I would recommend that only if you’re looking for something luxurious. And, if you can afford to spend 3 days just for travelling. If this fits your bill, then you can cruise your way to the Maldives. 

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Now, back to the main topic, how to reach the Maldives from Chennai?

By Air from Chennai to the Maldives

Flight to reach Maldives from Chennai
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The best way to reach the Maldives from Chennai is via a flight. The Maldives has two international airports, the Velana International Airport and the Gan International Airport. These two airports receive the most number of international flights. However, from Chennai, you’ll most likely find cheaper and better flights to Velana International Airport. It’s the most popular airport, especially from Indian cities.

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There are several flights flying from Chennai to the Maldives. If you’re looking for a shorter duration flight, then you must opt for the Maldivian airline, which operates thrice every week. It takes you approximately 2-3 hours to reach the Maldives from Chennai. It leaves on every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. If you’re looking for cheaper flights, then you have several other options as well. Spicejet, SriLankan airlines, and Indigo fly on a daily basis, but these are connecting flights and it increases the travel duration to over 5 hours. However, flights still take lesser time than cruises. So, air travel is the best way to reach Maldives from Chennai. 

By cruise from Chennai to the Maldives

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For those of you, who are looking for a luxurious journey, a cruise would be the best fit. There are several Maldives Cruises from India. It takes around 3 days to reach the Maldives. But unfortunately, there are no cruises directly from Chennai. You will have to take a cruise from either Kochi or Mumbai. 

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