All about Maldives – The lost paradise

Maldives is a magnificent and stimulating island resort region that features plentiful behavior to take pleasure in. This area is one of the most only one of its kind and extraordinary travel destinations in the world. It is made up of over 1,000 minute islands or else known as islets, but only a small piece of those are engaged. The islands are located in the Indian Ocean, and create a perfect travel destination for those that enjoy isolated areas and exploring steamy paradise. In the Maldives, Male is the capital city which is most benefited with cheap flights to Maldives flying form London. There are tons of museums and attractions to visit while in the capital, as well as lavishness restaurants and hotels. This is the main place that tourists come to while in the area, but there are plenty of other places that are much better. In this city you can go to the nearby beaches and even travel around underwater caves. Maldives is a place familiar for its good-looking atolls. Male, being the hub of commercial trade, is the most occurrence place in Maldives. Its local markets and the fish market are worth visiting. There is a big reservoir of tourist places in Maldives. So, take out your cameras to click the photos of these charming places.

Climate

The climate is prejudiced by the torrential rain winds blowing crossways the Indian Ocean. The monsoon type brings two major climatic variations to the Maldives. The South-west monsoon extends from May to October and brings more rain accompanied by wind. The North-east monsoon extends from November to April and is drier and brings less wind. Being an equatorial country, the Maldives has plentiful sunshine and an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. Convection air currents bring huge downpours infrequently. The relative humidity ranges from 73% to 85%

Transportation in Maldives

The Maldives being an island nation, water convey is the most accepted mode. Dhoani, the locally made of wood boats are first and foremost used for transport. Speedboats are also used to cater for the visiting the attractions industry. Speedboats can be hired as well. Male’ International Airport at the island of Hulhulé is the hub for international air traffic. From the airport, tourists are transferred to the resorts in dhoani, speedboats, helicopters and seaplanes. If a visitor arrives with a booking at a resort, the representatives of the travel agents or the resort will cater to the transport between the airport and the resort. The national airline Air Maldives operates domestic flights to the other four regional airports in the Maldives.

Grand Friday Mosque (MALE)

Grand Friday mosque, Masjid-al-Sultan Mohammed Thakurufaanu-al-A “z” zam is the chief mosque of Maldives. This magnificent structural design of bygone times was constructed by the Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar in 1656. The grand Friday mosque of Maldives also includes the famous Islamic center. Grand Friday mosque in Maldives has a capacity to put up nearly 5000 people. The dominant golden dome of the Maldives Grand Friday mosque adorns the facade of Male’. The artwork in this mosque is simply mind blowing. This magnificent edifice, with its unique minarets, amazing coral engravings and tombs of national heroes and members of royalty, provides the tourists with the glimpses of the past.

Accommodation

In the Maldives, a tourist can find diverse types of lodging to suit his or her needs. The resorts of the Maldives are located in self-contained islands and offer wide choice of rooms. Even though there is no official star rating given to the resorts, there are resorts providing amenities and services corresponding to levels ranging from two-star to five-star. There are 87 resorts for you to choose your dream island. For a different practice, the Maldives offers the opportunity to spend your holidays in live boards. These vessels are particularly designed to accommodate tourists on board and offer diving, cruising and other activities. The live boards vary in the size and amenities provided onboard. Some may have merely six beds while others can accommodate over hundred people. There are more than 100 vessels to choose from.

Shopping

Male is the commercial hub of the Maldives in addition to being the capital city. Varieties of consumer goods are imported to Maldives and are sold in Male. Electronic items, beauty products, perfumes, chocolates and cosmetics are available from shops in different parts of Male. Clothing is mainly found in shops in Majeedhee Magu and Chandhanee Magu, two well-known streets of Male. Garments are mainly imported from Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Dubai. The shopping area of Chandhanee Magu is known as Singapore Baazaar, named after the shops that used to be there, with products imported from Singapore in 1960s and 1970s. Today, the area is busy with memento shops. Nevertheless, one can still find varieties of other products in this area.

Restaurants’ and café’s

The resorts offer varied international cuisine including oriental, Middle Eastern, Indian and continental ones. Most resorts have more than one restaurant to cater the needs. For light snacks and refreshments the coffee shops in the resorts are ideal. Usually the live boards characteristic set menus while some may have restaurants that offer ample choice. The hotels and restaurants in Male serve the customers with western and eastern specialties. Few of the guesthouses offer food. The cafés in Male (locally known as hotaa) is an ideal place to experience local tastes. Maldivian food is spicy but milder than the food found in some neighboring countries. Sweet, sour, hot and spicy food is found. Hedhikaa is the short eats popular in many cafés. Hot and spicy savories are made of smoked fish, grated coconut, lime juice, onion and chili. They include bajiyaa (pastry stuffed with fish), kulhi boakibaa (fishcake), keemia (fish rolls) and gulha (fish balls) and masroshi (small pancake stuffed with fish). The sweet items are made from flour, sugar, and essence. They include foniboakiba (cake made of flour), githeyo boakiba (made of flour, onions, and butter), and huni hakuru folhi (made of grated coconut, sugar and flour). A cup of black tea (kalhu sai) is the usual option to wash down the short eats.

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