Maldives is a country located in the South - Asian subcontinent. In Indian Ocean, maldives is a tropical nation which is composed of 26 ring shaped atolls, which are almost made of 1,000 coral islands. Maldives is known for its natural beauty of blue lagoon, extensive reefs and mesmerising beaches. The capital of maldives is Male, it consists busy fish market, shops, restaurants and many resorts. Well known Friday mosques are 17th century hukuru miskiy and Majeedhee Magu which are made of beautiful white corals. These island are popular for diving and snorkeling because of warm water, diverse marine life and high visibility which includes manta rays and we see many aquatic animals like whale which can grow upto 12m long. There are many beautiful places tp visit in Maldives. Some are romantic, some naturally beautiful and some others are historic. Some of the places to visit in Maldives are:
In kaafu Atoll this island is one the inhabited island in Maldives. This island is about 27 km away from Male. It is one of the best island with thriving local economy. With the regulation of government here we can see many government guest house. There are almost 110 guest house in Maafushi. These guest house provides us many benefits, entertainment and excursions like water games, pool parties, diving, snorkeling and much more.
This island is best for honeymoon tour packages and its is the largest 6th island in Maldives which is located few miles away Ne Ari Atoll. Alif Alif Atoll is the administrative toll. It is about 29 km away from Male. All the luxurious resorts in Kuramathi is managed and owned by Universal Enterprises Limited. When the tide is low we can see the sandbank on the west of island. From male it is 90 minutes away by boat and 20 minutes away by air. The marine life in this island consist:
● Butterfly fish
● Manta rays
● Sea turtle.
National Museum in Male:
This museum was opened on 11 November 1952 which is the national day of Maldives. It is located in Sultan park in the Male,it is the 3 storey building. Here we can see quran engraved on the walls of museum. It was formerly the palace of Sultan of Maldives. There are well kept artifacts about the local culture of Maldives which are preserved in this museum. You can visit and see these artifacts coins, clothes, antique arts, furniture, etc. If you are interested in history of Maldives, then this is the best place to visit.
Some of the highlights which we can see in this national museum are
● 13th century engraved wooden plank
● Coral head of lord buddha
● Unique Art and craft pieces
Male Friday Mosque:
It is most ornate mosque in the Male kaafu Atoll, it is also known as old Friday mosque. It is also listed in UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE and represent the best example of sea culture architecture. It was opened in 1658. Ibrahim Nasir is the burial of this mosque.
Emboodhu Finolhu Island:
It is one of the best attractions you can find in Maldives. This island looks very beautiful and resembles as the water villas in the shape of flower bud. This island features about 55 water villas. The most beautiful resort is Taj Exotica Resort. The island is very close to the International airport of Maldives and thus every tourists finds it very easy to reach this island.
Dive club in Male Island:
The island in Male is famous for its adventurous and recreational activities and is one of the mere islands of Maldives that provide a great experience for diving. It has a separate club for diving which provides one of the best diving experiences. It provides many activities like underwater scooter trip, scuba diving, fishing, etc.
There are many places to visit in Maldives and above are just few of them. Thus, if you are planning a holiday and want to spend time on beaches, then Maldives is the best place for that.