Location and Map

South East Asia

3.2028° N, 73.2207° E

The Maldive Islands are located 642 miles South-West of Sri Lanka, and 1,331 miles South of India. The Indian Ocean archipelago was said to have gone unnoticed for centuries until the seafaring Aryans stumbled upon the island while traveling the Maldives Channels. The islands lay directly in medieval trade routes.