7 days in Maldives & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

7 days in Maldives & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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7 days in Maldives & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

New Delhi, India
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Southern Ari Atoll, Maldives
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h
Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
Veligandu, Maldives
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h 30​min
Male, Maldives
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
New Delhi, India

1
day
Southern Ari Atoll, Maldives

Southern Ari Atoll contains the most populous of Ari's islands, though this still amounts to little.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Island Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Southern Ari Atoll vacation trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Southern Ari Atoll is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. While traveling from New Delhi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Southern Ari Atoll, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rasdhoo.

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Sun Island Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Rasdhoo, Maldives

As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rasdhoo trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Southern Ari Atoll to Rasdhoo. June in Rasdhoo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Veligandu.

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Bikini Beach

1
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Veligandu, Maldives

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Veligandu Island Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Veligandu vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Rasdhoo to Veligandu with the Route module. In July in Veligandu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Male.

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Veligandu Island Beach

few
hours
Male, Maldives

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.
To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Male sightseeing planner.

Getting from Veligandu to Male by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Male, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kolkata (Calcutta).

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2
days
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Eden Gardens, then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, then take a stroll through Park Street, and finally make a trip to Mother House.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Male to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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Howrah Bridge
Eden Gardens
Mother House

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