One of the world's smallest national capital, Male is known for its ancient mosque and colourful buildings. With its beauty and progressiveness being talked about the island today has grown into one of the most visited places in the Maldives. It is a casual town best for wandering without pre-planned itineraries. With heritage buildings on the one hand and trees and waters with welcoming shades on the other, Male is a must-visit.
This pint-sized Maldivian capital is a mercantile pulse of the nation which has a lot to offer to its tourists. Away from a resort's infinity pool and succulent buffet, Male gives you the most authentic experiences in the Maldives. Surrounded courageously with turquoise waters, it is the driving soul of the whole archipelago. From strolling on the streets jostling with shops and lively markets to learning about the Maldivian history, you would love every moment spent in the capital city of Male.
Ideal for the ones who wish to explore the magical underwater of the Maldives, this Whale Submarine tour takes you to the mysterious depths of the Great Indian Ocean. After you reach the depth of 100 metres, you will see the coral reefs and different fishes such as White Tip Reef Sharks, Napoleons, Yellow Box Fish, Lionfish, etc. The submarine stays for around 45 minutes inside the water. Witnessing the secrets of Ocean via this submarine dive will undoubtedly be one of the best things you would ever do in your lifetime.The average cost per person for this tour is INR 5000. It might be less or more depending upon your tour operator.
The Maldives might not be a shopper's paradise, but it is excellent for collecting some mementoes. Male can fulfil your shopping needs as you experience the culture of this idyllic island. The Male local market introduces you with the vibrancy of the stunning archipelago. The handicraft sections, local snacks, clothes, toys, and souvenirs of the 'bazaar' are enough to tempt the foreign tourists. Majeedhee Magu is another one-stop shopping destination. From accessories, electronic goods, garments to some fantastic cafes, this market can be a threat to your pockets as you would wish to buy everything you see. Number three is the Island Bazaar which posses the authentic European collection of goods such as fridge magnets, cushions, etc. And the STO Trade Centre with its second and third floors devoted for souvenirs.
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