The Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean formed by a double chain of twenty-six atolls stretching in a north-south direction off India’s Lakshadweep islands, among Minicoy Island and Chagos Archipelago. It stands in the Laccadive Sea, regarding seven hundred kilometers (435 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka. It consists of approximately 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south direction, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometers, making this one of the most disparate countries in the world.
The Indian Ocean has a huge effect on the climate of the country by acting as a heat buffer, absorbing, storing, and slowly releasing the tropical heat. The temperature of Maldives ranges between 24 °C (75 °F) and 33 °C (91 °F) throughout the year. Although the humidity is relatively high, the constant cool sea breezes keep the air moving and the heat mitigated.
The Maldives was largely terra incognita for tourists until the early 1970s. Strewn across the equator in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives archipelago possesses a truly unique geography as a small island country. Nature has fragmented the archipelago into 1,190 tiny islands that occupy a mere one per cent of its 90,000 km territory. Only 185 islands are home to its 300,000 population, while the other islands are used entirely for economic purposes of which tourism and agriculture are the most dominant.
There are around 1190 islands in Maldives of which just 200 are inhabited. Just chill out on the lovely palm laced beaches or be an active applicant in water sport activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, vacation attractions, underwater coral watching, water scooters, travel attraction and other exciting water sports as you holiday in Maldives.
See the grand National Museum in Male and tour the Grand Friday mosque and Islamic Center. Enjoy the splendid leisure options offered at the various atolls as you discover the splendor of the enchanting tourist attractions in Maldives.
There is a cinema hall or two on the main island Male, however the area is fairly untouched by urban influences. You feel as though in heaven while you enjoy the charming tourist attractions of Maldives with Tourism in Maldives.
Baa Atoll, Fuamulaku and Kudahuvadhoo are other interesting tourist attractions in Maldives that absolutely qualify in the ‘must see’ category. Several islands in Maldives have exotic spas that present you an experience of a lifetime.