Male is a city in Maldives that is only 1.7 km long and 1 km wide but homes a population of about 1,00,000 people who make it the mercantile hub of Maldives. While most travellers see it as transit spot to other islands in the country, Male does have a number of experiences to offer given you invest some time to blend in with the island atmosphere and get familiar with the locals. The city is known for it's laid-back nature and island time tendency to drag things and tasks to one's own pace. Try out a Maldives tour package with us!
Male is a pint-sized island that holds the hustle of trade and local routine is a great place for you to wander and feed your curiosity Simply visit the fish market and pick your choice of fresh produce, go apparel shopping at Majeedhee Magu, Visit the iconic Friday Mosque (remember to seek prior permission), explore the Sultan Park and National Museum or simply walk past the colourful buildings on narrow streets of Male as you look for the best restaurants to get your hands on some authentic Maldivian cuisine. If you are interested in Maldives honeymoon package, then check this out!.
There are regular non-stop and single stop flights operating from India to Male International airport. Some of the major cities that serve Male International Airport from India are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochin and Trichy. Some of the popular flight operators are Singapore Airlines, Air India and SpiceJet.
From Male, there are frequent transportation modes available to the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Colombo and Seychelles. Some of the popular airline operators include, Srilankan Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways.
Male is an island small enough to be explored on foot, but there are public ferries and private busses available that connect a couple of major areas within the city and run between cities in Maldives. However there are no government serviced busses, trains or trams that run around the city owing to the small geographical area and island nature of Male. Remember that in Male, ferries don't run on fridays.
The Male International airport provides an array of transfer options that one can choose from depending on budget and convenience like, sea planes, ferries and speedboats that run from the airport to the city and various resorts. Male has also recently established a network of taxis that run at a flat rate of 107 INR with an additional 21 INR/Bag. There are also private online taxi providers in the Male taxi market space like Uber and Ola.
As Male does not have a proper public transport system, there are no transportation passes in the city.
The city of Male can be explored conveniently on foot and cars are not required. Car rentals are non-existent in the city of Male and most of Maldives, hence it's best to make use of public ferries and get around the city by walk.
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