Maldives is a small island country nestled on the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. The capital of this country is Malé which is generally referred to as King’s Island. The popular tourist destinations in the Maldives are Maafushi, Addu toll, Addu City, Thinadhoo, etc. The amount charged by Maldives hotels starts from Rs.2,549 & can go up to Rs.1,22,387.
Maldives is a safe travel destination. Due to strict enforcement of the law, crime and incarceration rate is very low here. Still, petty thefts at tourist spots and pickpocketing may happen, especially in Male city.
Indians do not require a pre-arrival visa for the Maldives. The Maldives provides a free tourist visa on arrival for 30 days to Indian tourists. This visa can be extended up to 90 days with approval from concerned authorities. On top of it, no fee is charged for a visa due to India's close strategic, cultural, and military ties.
The important documents to carry to Maldives are arriving and returning tickets, 6 months valid Passport, Immigration counter staff, clear latest passport-sized color photograph (35mm x 44mm), photocopy of the bank book and Health Insurance Plan.
The minimum budget you can set to explore Maldives for a week is US $350. There were travelers who spent their vacation in Maldives for a week in just $210. It just totally depends on how you spend your money on food and other expenses.
Indian and Sri Lankan have influenced the culture of Maldives in a big way due to the proximity. Apart from this, local culture manifests the elements of African culture. The Maldives is a theocratic country with Islam as the state religion, and it affects various cultural aspects in the Maldives.
Dhivehi language is spoken in the Maldives, and hence Maldivian people are called Dhivehin. Capital Male inhabitates around a quarter of the Maldivian population with the rest of the people in the local islands. Tourism is the mainstay in the Maldives.