The word Maldives has been derived from the word (dhivehi Raajje) which is still a native name for Maldives. This country has its own culture, language and history as well, along with different kind of traditions influenced by Arab, Britain, Indian and Srilankanculture. Maldives is the chain of islands which is located on the top of an undersea mountain range in the Indian ocean and Arabian sea. It has a population of about 313,000 people. The area of Maldives is spread over roughly 90,000 sq/kms. Maldives is considered to be the smallest Asian country as far as population and land area is concerned. It is one of the most circularized country in the world in geographical terms. The average ground level of this country is about 1.5 meters above sea level making it the lowest country on the planet earth.
The capital of Maldives is named as Male’. Maldivian Dhivehi is the national language of Maldives which is most widely spoken in Maldives. Other then this, English is also spoken by the people at government level. Coconut tree is the national tree of the country. Other then this different kinds of trees like breadfruit, banyan, plantain and papaya can be found in this country. Banyan tree is considered to be one of the tallest and oldest tree of this country which can be found in the city of Male’
Maldives comprises of 1190 lush green islands of which 200 have inhabitants. They are covered with numerous palm and coconut trees not only in beaches but also along the sides of the roads of city of Male’. ‘Kurumba’ is the first private resort formed in Maldives and is still finest of all. Maldives is famous for its exotic beaches. The biggest tourists attraction for Maldives is its marine life and lush green vegetation.
The climate of Maldives is tropical i.e, hot, humid and dry. The islands get rain in July and August due to southwest monsoon and in November to March due to Northeast Monsoon. According to the climate of Maldives, the best time to visit this coutry is from December to April.
Maldives is like a paradise for adventurers and sports lover as it provides lots of recreation and activities. Its like a dream holiday trip for everyone due to its wonderful white beaches and enchanting sceneries.
Every beach of Maldives offer different kinds of activities and trips like diving, Island hopping, night fishing, water sports canoeing and some land indoor sports.
Almost every resort of Maldives offer diving facilities. The best time for diving is between January and April, because of calm weather and best visibility of water. One of the most interesting trip in Maldives is that of island hopping. In this kind of trip the visitors are taken to an isolated uninhabited Maldivian island to have fun and experience beach barbeque. Other then this many resorts offer night fishing. This is very exciting for the people who always love to catch fishes. For night fishing visitors are taken in a Dhoni (boat) in the middle of water to catch their own fish.
There is always a pleasure while going through the traditional food of Maldives with all the other activities of the island including different kinds of water sports like surfing, wind surfing, water skiing and parasailing. Many resorts also offer canoe rentals which cannot be travelled for long distances only for safety purposes. Some of the resorts also offer games like beach volly wall, tennis, and even soccer.
Other then all this, the most interesting trip which is offered by most of the resorts is to Male’, the capital of this country. There are lots and lots of places in Male’ where every visitor can visit like Presidential residence, President office, the Islamic centre which has lovely white stairs leading up to the grand mosque, the Sultan Park and the National Museum. In short we can say that anyone who would get a chance to visit this beautiful country, will have memories for the life time.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture in the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar,
I love not man the less, but nature more.(george gordon)