One of the many gems of the Indian Ocean, the island nation of Maldives should definitely be on your travel to-do list! . The smallest Asian country in both population and size, the Maldives is also the planet’s lowest country and has the lowest natural highest point in the world, inundation being one of the main concerns of its inhabitants.
Other than sandy beaches and enticing waves, the Maldives will give you enough reasons to book your holiday there soon. Here are a few top attractions that you need to add to your itinerary:
The historical residence where Sultan Mohamed Thankurufaan lived, Utheemu Ganduvaru is located on an inhabited island in the north of Maldives. Mohamed Thankurufaan was one of the heroes of the Maldives for his heroic actions and for saving his people from the Portuguese conquerors. While there have been several attempts, Maldives managed to stay independent throughout most of its history.
The Old Friday Mosque or Hukuru Miskiiy is the oldest mosque of the island nation. Featuring coral stone walls adorned with carvings and Arabic scripts, the mosque is home to tombs of sultans, heroes and nobles. It is perfect to discover the Islamic heritage of the islands.
The National Museum
The National Musuem of Maldives in Male displays different kinds of historical artifacts recounting the nation’s history. The original museum, an old 3-story building is the only surviving part of the Maldivian Royal Palace. The new museum was built and designed by the Chinese Government.
This is in the end an island nation and you can’t afford to miss out on the reefs, allowing you to explore marine life. HP Reef, one of the best diving sites and a marine protected area located at the North Male Atoll, and the nearby and equally popular Banana Reef are a must.
Located at the Vaavu Atoll on the eastern side of the Maldives, Alimatha is a popular tourist destination for its world-class diving, aquarium-like snorkeling and its luxurious central beach.
To explore the beauty of Maldives, you can try one of the all inclusive hotels, such as Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Maldives, and start planning for your trip.