Maldives Unknown Facts That Will Blow Your Mind
Who hasn’t heard about the Maldives’ amazing beauty? Maldives is the top destination for many tourists and honeymooners, whether it’s because of the stunning beaches, the fascinating underwater world, the variety of activities, or the opportunity for leisure. Here are some lesser known facts about the island that will astound you if you believe you know everything there is to know about it. Prepare to be amazed!
World's flattest country
The Maldives are the flattest nation in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Here, the highest point above sea level is only 2.4 metres. The island nation also has the lowest ground level in the entire planet, with an average of 1.5 metres. Villingili Island has the lowest point in the globe as well as the highest point, both measuring 2.3 metres.
Cabinet meeting in the water
Have you ever heard of a cabinet meeting underwater? President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives did, in fact, make it possible in 2009. To highlight the severe climate change and increasing ocean levels, he hosted the first ever underwater cabinet meeting. The President and his 13 government officials had a conference on desks that had been plunged to the ocean floor while donning dive gear.
26 Atolls and 1190 Coral Islands
This tiny island republic is made up of 26 atolls and 1190 low-lying coral islands. Only 185 of these are inhabited by Maldivians; the others are used for tourism and agriculture as well as other economic activities.
whale sharks' home
One of the few places in the world where whale sharks can be seen year-round is the Maldives. Swim next to a whale shark while diving with qualified instructors if you enjoy exploring the underwater world.
Literacy rates are 98%.
In the Maldives, 98% of adults are literate. intellect and beauty! You might be astonished to learn that in 1978, just 70% of people were literate. Following the launch of a UNICEF education programme, this became achievable.
6. Great India Tour Company
GITC, which was founded in 1976, offers a cruise package from Cochin to the Maldives. Rooms on twin sharing, all-day dining, swimming pools, and a gym are among the amenities provided. Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, the travel business has not provided an update on the departure dates of the India to Maldives cruise.
Start to endpoint: Cochin port- Male (Maldives)
Itinerary: Day 1 (Kochi)- Day 2 (Cruise)- Day 3 (Male- Overnight on the ship)- Day 4 (Male- Maldives)
Inclusions: All meals, Ship to airport transfer, Accommodation
Exclusions: Alcoholic beverages, Shore excursions, WIFI