Plan Cheap Holidays to Maldives to Explore Male
Male, the capital city of Maldives is the most visited region in the country. It is the most populous city and is home to the King of Maldives. The capital city has four divisions namely: Macchangolhi, Galolhu, Henveiru and Maafannu. While planning holidays to the Maldives, you can add variety of attractions to the itinerary. There are few attractions that have become an integral part of the Male travel deals. One such attraction is Malé National Museum.
Male National Museum was inaugurated on November 11th 1952 by then-Prime Minister Mohammad Amin Did. The museum was established to preserve the history of the country and it is run by the Maldivian Centre for Linguistic and Historical Research. The museum has three stories. While visiting the museum, you would come across collection of historical artifacts, stone objects, fragments and royal antiquities that belong to Islamic monarchs. If you want to peep into rich history of the country, you must add this museum to the list of attractions cheap holidays to Maldives.
Another worth mentioning attraction in Male is Grand Friday Mosque. Colloquially, it is known as Masjid-al-Sultan Mohammed Thakurufaanu-al-A “z” zam and is the largest mosque in the country. This majestic mosque was built in 1656 by Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar. Today, it has become famous Islamic centre. The spellbinding art work on the exteriors is the main highlight of the mosque. Every year numerous art lovers plan holidays to Maldives especially to visit this mosque and take a closer look at magnificent edifice, coral engravings and unique minarets. Other highlights of the mosque are tombs of members of royalty and national heroes.
Jumhoorie Maidan is also quite famous among people enjoying Maldives holidays. It was established in 1989 and also known as republic square of Maldives. It features lush green surroundings and is the main venue of social gatherings. It is located on the northern waterfront of Male. During evening, this park becomes the favorite place for the teens. In the west of the Maidan, you would come across few commercial buildings. Islamic Center and the Headquarter of the NSS (National Security Service) are located in its southern side. Keep walking to the eastern side, you would reach headquarters of the police and at the northern side is the best place where you can enjoy refreshing sea view.
If you want to take a look at the local culture, you cannot afford to miss on visiting Male Fish Market. The bustling market has become hub of commercial activities in addition to selling of variety of fish species. Dhonis from all over the country visit this market to sell their dried fish and vegetables and fruits. If you want to buy fresh fish, visit the market in late afternoons because this is the time when dhonis return to the market with their fresh catch. One attractions without which your cheap holidays to the Maldives would be incomplete is the Artificial Beach. This is one of the most popular tourist spot in Male. While spending time at the beach, you can indulge in variety of marine activities. All through the year carnivals and parades take place at the beach.