Sun, sand and sea, Maldives is one of the few destinations in the world that offers more than what was expected. It is located in the South West of Sri Lanka, on the equator. Made up of 26 natural water bodies, stretching from north to south, Maldives is a perfect natural blend for the ideal tropical holiday destination. Tour to Maldives takes you to spotless white sun-kissed beaches, crystal-clear lagoons with coloured corals and beautiful marine life bounded with palm-fringed islands giving an extraordinary glimpse of tropical paradise.
Made up of nearly 1,200 coral isles in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives themselves are made up of 26 atolls, or ring-like coral formations that are accurately hundreds of kilometres wide which have broken down over the years into a surfeit of islands. The reefs themselves were initially based around the edges of huge pre-historic volcanoes which have long since sunk underneath the surface of the sea, leaving behind a series of structures which formed some of the most stunning coral scenery on the planet.
The extraordinary natural beauty of this isle nation is what brings you here again and again, but it is the array of activities that you can do that will keep you here for long periods. Almost all the tourists to Maldives coddle in water sports like snorkelling, scuba diving, or swimming. Many consider Maldives amongst the best destination for diving in the world for its sunken exquisiteness and warm, rejuvenating waters. First population of Maldives are believed to be from South India and Sri Lanka. One can still see the cultural semblance between these countries. The cuisine, music, dances; all add an extra vigour to your vacations in Maldives. Malé is the capital conurbation of Maldives and is located on the southern side of Maldives.