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Maldives is a South Asian island country located in the Indian Ocean, in the Arabian Sea. It’s an archipelago of numerous atolls. Male is its capital and is also known as the King’s Island.
The land is famous is for is grandiose landscapes, isolated from the world, in the centre of the blue ocean. The island nation is filled with splendid beaches scattered all around. Veligandu beach, Alimatha Island, Bikini beach, Hulhumale beach and the sun island beach are some of the well known beaches. A variety of exotic spas and massage stations are available all over the place, for those looking for a more luxurious and relaxing trip. Balinese massage is an experience that leaves an impression for a lifetime. For adrenaline enthusiasts, various water activities are available. Maldives is globally known for its enthralling shark diving, coral reef tours, surfing, scuba diving and snorkelling. One can also indulge in watching Dolphins in their natural habitat.
To get the most of the tour in Maldives, one should consider island hopping through ferries. The experience in the ocean leaves one spellbound.
Besides the beaches, the island is well known for its eloquent mosques too. A trip to Maldives is complete only when you experience the flamboyant mosques in the middle of the ocean. Grand Friday Mosque and the Old Friday mosque in Male attract a large number of tourists. The fish market in Male is also a visit worthwhile. While walking around the city one can also visit the Tsunami memorial, a memorial paying homage to the consequences of the 2004 tsunami, in memory of the lives lost during the incident.
Coconut occupies a major part in many of the dishes. Other main dishes that make up the Maldivian cuisine are rice and Garudhiya, a fish broth served with rice, lime, chilli and onions.
The best time to visit is between the months of November and April when the season is dry.