Maldives is a small island nation in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea. This archipelagic nation consists of about 1,200 small coral islands and sandbanks. Maldives enjoys a tropical climate with dry and wet seasons. The hot and humid weather is often balanced with cooling sea breezes and periodic rain. The average annual temperature ranges from 24°C to 30°C. The capital, the island of Malé, is the eighth most densely populated island in the world. Maldives is the ultimate tourist destination with flawless beaches, clear blue waters and picturesque turquoise lagoons. It is a tropical paradise. The best months to visit the country are November to April. The currency is Maldivian Rufiyaa (MRF or Rf) which equals INR 2-5 (fluctuates).