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Kudahuvadhoo is one of the inhabited islands Dhaalu or South Nilande Atoll, Maldives.It is also the capital of the atoll and the proposed capital for the Medhu Province of the Maldives.Kudahivadhoo has a population of about 2300 (this number includes the residents of Gemendhoo and Vaanee evacuated to Kudahuvadhoo after the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004).Kudahuvadhoo has one of the mysterious mounds known as hawittas.These mounds are the ruins of Buddhist temples from the pre-Islamic period (before 10th century) that have not been excavated yet.Thor Heyerdahl who explored the island in the early 1980s wrote that the ancient coral-stone mosque of Kudahuvadhoo possesses some of the finest masonry ever seen in the world.

Do not forget to visit the Kudahuvadhoo, Maldives during your Maldives Tours.The mounds in Kudahuvadhoo in Maldives have not been thoroughly investigated by archaeologists.It was only Thor Heyerdahl who explored the island properly. According to Thor Heyerdahl, the old mosque of Kudahuvadhoo, Maldives possesses some of the finest masonry ever seen in the world.The unique masonry surpasses that of the famous Inca wall in Cuzco, Peru.

Kudahuvadhoo, Maldives is a diving paradise.It is situated on the northernmost tip of the South Male Atoll.Kudahuvadhoo, Maldives is about 45 minutes by taxi boat and 20 minutes by speedboat from the airport. Another distinguishing feature of the Kudahuvadhoo is its fully-equipped diving school.There are 31 cabana-style rooms on the Kudahuvadhoo, Maldives.All the rooms possess freshwater showers.There are other amenities as well that showcase the amount of capital investment made by the government for the resort. It is one of the most popular Maldives Tourist Attractions. It is actually a diving spot. The island of Kudahuvadhoo, Maldives has one of the mysterious mounds known as hawittas.These mounds are the ruins of Buddhist temples.

How to Reach

By Air

The nearest major airport to Kudahuvadhoo, Maldives is Kadhdhoo Airport (KDO / VRMK).This airport is in Kadhdhoo, Maldives and is about 113 km from the center of Kudahuvadhoo, Maldives.If you're looking for domestic flights to KDO, check the airlines that fly to KDO.

By Taxi

Although Male is relatively small you may need the services of a taxi especially if it is raining. In Male taxis charge between Rf. 15.00 to 20.00 per stop, with an extra charge of Rf. 5.00 for luggage carried. Although taxis can be hailed on the street the norm in Male is to call one of the many taxi centers that operate in the city.

Key places to visit
Mulee Aage Palace, Grand Friday Mosque, National Museum Of Male, Surfing


Places to Visit

Mulee Aage Palace

This palace is situated in the capital of the nation, Male.It can be referred to as one of the landmarks that you will find in this capital.Mulee aage Palace, Maldives was constructed by Sultan Mohamed Shamsuddeen III.That was way back in 1906.The palace has completed its 100 years this year and is currently used as the Office of the President of Maldives.The construction of Mulee aage Palace, Maldives includes iron gates that has made it quite secured.If you want to know about the efficiency of the architects here then you should take a look at this island.Like other Maldives Tourist Attractions this one will take much of your time if you want to explore it in detail.If you go through the history of this palace then you will also know that this palace served as the residence of the President for 41 years since 1953.After that, however, the president was shifted to the new building.Attractions in Maldives will never make you feel bored.Mulee aage Palace, Maldives is a place that you should not forget to visit as it is a part of the history of the place.

Grand Friday Mosque

In this center several important seminars of international level such as the SAARC General Meeting have been held.Grand Friday Mosque, Maldives has a dominant golden dome and beautiful minarets.The minarets decorate the mosque in a unique way.The Grand Friday Mosque in Maldives can accommodate over five thousand worshipers at a time.Grand Friday Mosque, Maldives is a magnificent landmark.It is also known as the Huskuru Miskyii.The mosque houses the tombs of national heroes of the country.Grand Friday Mosque, Maldives is also the resting place of the members of royalty.Such features give the tourists an idea of the country's history. In other words, visitors get to catch a glimpse of the past.The art in the mosque and royal burial grounds are grand and priceless.

National Museum Of Male

It is positioned in the only remaining building of the former Sultan's Palace.The Sultan's Palace has now been changed to the Sultan's Park.National Museum in Male, Maldives is an Edwardian colonial-style building of three story.If you see it from outside you cannot make out the amazing collection that it has got inside.National Museum in Male, Maldives is open daily except Friday and public holidays from 9.00 to 11.40 and 3.00 to 5.40.A small fee is charged for admission.The collections of this museum include many Roayla antiquities such as thrones, palanquins, costumes, coins, ornaments, arms and armor.You will also get to see arts and crafts such as coral sculptures that includes the coral head of Lord Buddha and a 13th century engraved wooden panel from Hukuru Miskiiy.


A growing list of surf points offers a variety of rights.Lefts and reforms that is truly exciting the global surfing communities.There is no one else here and plenty more perfect virgin waves to discover. Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll offers world-renowned surfing location like the famous point near the island of Fiyoari.

Right Time to Visit

September - December
January - March


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