Maldives is situated in the south western part of Sri Lanka and it is also known as the “pearl of the Indian ocean”. The vast land of this coral reef islands spreads 820km from north to south and from east to west its 120km. Maldives is a set of a large number of islands however out of that only 200 islands are occupied and only 44 have been declared as the luxury island. Maldives has a total population of 270,101 people with the capital as “Male” and the national language as Dhivehi. English is kind of a second language of Maldives though other languages like German, French, Italian and Japanese are other alternatives of the resort staffs. Maldives, a dream come true for those big fans of water adventure who likes being in and around the sun, sand and beaches. In short, a wonderful option for the “water babies”.
Maldives is well-liked for its collection of mosques like the Hukuru Miskiiy, Grand Friday Mosque, and Mulee Aage Palace. Amongst these, Hukuru Miskiiy is the most ancient while the Friday Mosque is the largest of all in the entire Maldives. Its so huge that it can house in 5000 worshippers at a single time without any difficulty. National Museum of Maldives, positioned at Sultan Park is another great tourist spot. Initially it was a palace of the royal family, which was later on converted into the national museum, displaying generations of different things used by the royal families, ranging from their arms and body armor to olden day hand written documents and intrinsic stone carvings.
Another thing a tourist can indulge in while in this land of islands is going out fishing when the sun is setting. The whole experience will definitely be in your heart forever as one can never forget the moment when we come directly in the lap of nature, admiring its beauty and at the same time enjoying the serene atmosphere and cool breeze from the beach. Last but not the least, as Maldives is abundant in aquatic life, the reflection of this can be seen in the local fish market which every now and then is flooded with the rarest of water species, hard to be seen in other parts of the world!