DAY 18, 27th February 2024
The Maldives' Addu City, which is situated directly on the equator, is the second largest city in terms of population density. With a surface size of 526.50 hectares, Hithadhoo is the second largest island in the Maldives and the administrative center of Addu City. With around 11,000 inhabitants, it is also the second-most densely populated island in the Maldives. The lush foliage, mangroves, and marshy taro farms of Hithadho island set it apart from the other Maldivian islands. The natural park on Hithadhoo, also known as the Eedhigali Kilhi and Kottey protected area, is the largest of its kind in the Maldives at 570 hectares and is home to some of the country's most diverse birdlife. It is the largest lake in the nation with 28 different bird species present, this location is well-liked by birders and offers guided excursions. Addu is renowned throughout the nation for distinctive range of Maldivian cuisine made with seasonal local ingredients. From the extremely distinctive curry paste combinations to the coconut-based sweet treats. Hithadhoo is ideal for travellers who wish to take taxi or a bicycle to explore the islands and is about 13.5 kilometres away from Gan international Airport.