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The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a country in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 1,000 kilometres from the Asian continent.
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Maldives - General information

Location
Southern Asia
Capital
Malé
Area
297.8 km²
Currency
Maldivian rufiyaa
Best time to visit
November and April
Country code
+960
Population
427,756 (2016)
Language
Dhivehi
Sports
Football and Tennis
Maldives Flag
Vacation spots
Male, Addu city, Hithadhoo, Maafushi, Gan, Thinadhoo, Rasdhoo, Fulhadhoo, Kunfunadhoo , Kuredu, Alimatha, Thulusdhoo, Banana Reef.

Travel to Maldives – Overview

Maldives is fast becoming one of the fastest growing tourism markets for Indian travellers. Currently around 60,000 Indians only have travelled to Maldives last year but this number is growing at a rapid pace and likely to reach around 1 lac in the coming year.

  • Location
  • Visa Requirements
  • Top 10 Tourist Attractions
  • Things You Must Do
  • Food on the Plate
  • Travel Medical Insurance
Location / Language of Maldives

The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in the south. Comprising a territory spanning roughly 298 square kilometres, the Maldives is one of the world's most geographically dispersed sovereign states as well as the smallest Asian country by land area and population, with around 427,756 inhabitants. Malé is the capital and the most populated city, traditionally called the "King's Island" for its central location.
Maldive’s official national language is Divehi, but English is also widely used in education, commerce and hospitality industries.
Visa Requirements / Currency (please note these procedures / exchange rates can changed from time to time…please get an update from the embassy prior to travel)

order to enter Maldives, Indian nationals do not require a pre-visa arrival and can safely get a tourist visa valid for 90 days on arrival.
Currency : Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR)
Conversion : ₹1 INR = 0.22 MVR
1 MVR = ₹ 4.59 INR
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Maldives

  1. HP Reef - HP Reef is one of the famous spot, where you can explore several superb coral reef formations and colorful fish underwater.
  2. Manta Point - Manta area is the diving area, in which tourists can enjoy a lot , by seeing large numbers of Manta rays being fed and cleaned by wrasses.
  3. Utheemu Ganduvaru - Utheemu Ganduvaru is the most historical places and was the house of the Sultan Mohammad Thankurufaan, one of the heroes of Maldives.
  4. Artificial Beach - The white sandy artificial beach offers several sources of entertainment opportunities for the tourists. Water sports and carnivals draw crowds to this tourist place.
  5. National Museum – Another famous tourists destination, located in the Sultan Park. The museum houses, like manuscripts, arms, ornaments and many costumes worn by kings and queens of this country.
  6. Biyadhoo Island Resort - It is known as one of the calmest beach of the Maldives, the Biyadhoo Island Resort. It is peaceful and quite place and also considered one of the best resort in all over world.
  7. Jumhooree Maidan, – Having been set up in the year 1989, this is a republic square located on the Northern beachfront of Male.
  8. Banana Reef – Banana reef which is located at the north side of Male Atoll, is also the most sought out diving site in the Maldives which is shaped like a banana.
  9. Hukuru Mikiiy Mosque - the Friday Mosque, it was built by an Emperor of the same name .The interior of the mosque is the outstanding and also allure the tourists.
  10. Alimatha Island – Alimatha island is located at the Vaavu Atoll on the eastern side of Maldives. It offers world class diving, aquarium, and great facilities are also available for the tourists.
Things You Must Do in Maldives

  1. Diving / Snorkelling – The Maldives is one of the premier scuba diving destinations on earth and if there is one place you need to give it a try, it’s here. If Diving is not your thing, try Snorkelling.
  2. Dolphin Spotting – Step onto boats and into the seas to spot and have fun with some of the most playful dolphins one will ever find.
  3. Island Hopping – Moving across from one island to the other is great fun especially since you meet different people engaged in different things on each island.
  4. Surfing
Food on the Plate

Maldivian cuisine also called Dhivehi cuisine is the cuisine of the Nation of Maldives and of Minicoy, India. The traditional cuisine of Maldivians is based on three main items and their derivatives: coconuts, fish and starches.
Must try Maldivian food include:
  • Mashuni - The most common Maldivian breakfast is Mashuni. It is a smoked tuna dish with coconut.
  • Dhon Riha. To prepare, blend into a smooth paste one quarter tablespoon turmeric powder.
  • Theluli Mas. Theluli Mas is spicy fried fish.
  • Garudhiya is a fragrant fish soup that is usually cooked using fish, water and salt.
  • Sago Bondibai - Pudding made of Rava/Sago.
Overseas Travel Medical Insurance Maldives

Travelling can be great fun if everything goes on as expected. But you never know when an unexpected medical emergency may arise. This can lead to hospitalization and expensive medical bills which can ruin your travel plans and even lead to bankruptcy. With international travel insurance for Maldives, most of the expenses would be covered and traveller can be a little more relaxed without worrying about the expenses arising from any sort of travel or medical emergencies. International Travel insurance for visiting Maldives is much cheaper when compared to more developed destinations in Americas and Europe. Maldives visitors Insurance should be purchased for “Excluding Americas” or “Asia” Plan.

Illustration for 15 days travel medical insurance to Maldives.
Sum Insured($ USD) / Premium in Rs. INR Insured Age 30 Insured Age 63
Asia - $30,000 Rs.693 Rs.1,264
Excluding - $50,000 Rs.763 Rs.1,492
Excluding - $100,000 Rs.988 Rs.1,946

These premiums are across different overseas travel insurance plans and different coverage benefits… please log in to www.eindiainsurance.com to compare and buy the most appropriate visitors medical insurance for your travel to Maldives…

Popular tourist destinations in Maldives

Banana Reef
Banana Reef
Banana Reef is globally renowned for being one of the best diving sites in the world which adds it to the list of top Maldives points of interest.
Alimatha Island
Alimatha Island
Alimatha Island is located in Vaavu Atoll. With its azure, crystal clear waters apt for diving, snorkeling and boating, the island is a perfect spot for a family vacation.
Fihalhohi Island
Fihalhohi Island
Fihalhohi Island, situated at the South Kaafu Atoll in Male. The island is beautifully surrounded with shady coconut palm trees, pristine beaches, and clear waters.

Sun Island
Sun Island
It is adorned with some stunning beaches, beautiful tropical flowers, and lavish greenery that pulls a great number of tourists wanting to bask in the lap of nature.

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