The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small island nation in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 700 kilometres from the Asian continent’s mainland. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in the south. Malé is the capital and the most populated city, traditionally called the “King’s Island” where the ancient royal dynasties ruled for its central location. In this blog, we would covering the island fom a tourist destination point-of-view.
Table of Content
• Brief about Maldives
• How to reach Maldives?
• What are the visa and passport requirements for Maldives?
• What is the best time to visit Maldives?
• What are the 5 major tourist attractions in Maldives?
• What are the 3 major recreational activities in Maldives?
• What are the famous cuisines of Maldives?
• Which are the best accomodations in Maldives?
• How to commute in Maldives?
• What are some lesser know facts about Maldives?
“The World Is A Book & Those Who Do Not Travel Read Only A Page” ~ Saint Augustine
Brief about Maldives
Maldives has its own unique culture and rich traditions which is heavily influenced by various cultures around the rim of the Indian Ocean. The music and dance display strong influences of East Africa, Arabia and the Indian subcontinent. The crafts, lacquered wooden ornaments, finely woven reed mats, and coral carvings are crafts that have been passed down through several generations. The natives of Maldives speak the Maldivian language which is a Dhivehi, an Indo-Aryan language with its origins in Sanskrit. The livelihood of Maldivians traditionally depended on the seas, fishery being the main source of sustenance. While fishery still contributes significantly to the economy in terms of employment and income, tourism is the main source of income for the Maldivian economy today. The Maldives has one of the most delicate environments anywhere on the planet. Coral reefs are the foundation of the islands. They offer protection to the tiny islands as its natural defense system, and the country’s economy depends heavily on the health of its reefs and ecosystems.