Maldives

Welcome to the Maldives, where sands are white as the smiles of the locals, where fish swim happily in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, where the weather is a dream, and the deep rays of the sun wait to engulf you their arms.

In ancient times, the shores of the Maldives welcomed lost travellers. Still welcoming, these shores remain, providing a tranquil haven for visitors.

Country at a Glance

Maldives has deep blue seas, turquoise reefs, white sandy beaches and palm trees. It is also a place full of character, where its people have long spent their days languishing in the very essence of idyll living. While it is the perfect place to sit on a beach and watch a sunset with a cocktail balanced on your hand, it is also a geographical marvel, knowing that there are thousands of fish swimming around the vivid corals just a few feet away from where you sit.

Location and Geography

The Maldives lies in two rows of atolls in the Indian Ocean, just across the equator. The country is made up of 1,190 coral islands formed around 26 natural ring-like atolls, spread over 90,000 square kilometers. These atolls structures are formed upon a sharp ridge rising from the ocean, making way for their secluded uniqueness.

Ninety-nine percent of the Maldives is made up of sea. The people of the islands are widely dispersed across the atolls, with about 200 inhabited islands. About 90 islands are developed as tourist resort and the rest are uninhabited or used for agriculture and other livelihood purposes.

History

For Maldivians, who love a good story, it is somehow fitting that the early history of the country is enshrined in myth and legend. There is the story of the Rannamaari, a tale about a sea monster than demands a virgin sacrifice every full moon, until a brave man from Morocco, Mr Abdul Barakaath-Ul Barbary decides to confront the monster and prohibit him from coming into the Maldives.

There is the story of Bodu Thakurufaanu, renowned for its length, who saved the Maldives from Portuguese Invaders. These stories, while verymuch anecdotal, are based on the real facts that form the history of the country. Written accounts portray a Maldives whose people have traveled far and wide, adventurers whose geographical isolation had not limited the boundaries of their world. Maldives today remains very much like it had then – small, but not lacking;
isolated, but not invisible.

Culture

The islands of Maldives appear in-between the trading route of the Indian Ocean. Thus settlers, and visitors from neighbouring regions and around the world have come in contact with the islands for as long as history has been recorded. Such is the to-and-fro flow of people and their cultures, that a marked effect has been left in the Maldivian people, the language, beliefs, arts, and attitudes.

The looks of the Maldivian people may differ from one atoll to the other, attributing to the genes passed on by South and Southeast Asians, Africans, and Arabians. The language, Dhivehi, differs in dialect in some regions in the south of Maldives, possibly due to the secluded nature and subsistent ways of island life.

Environment

The Maldivian President who dived underwater with his cabinet has givena new light to the association between Maldives and ‘environment’. The worldnow knows how dependent the Maldives is on its natural environment.

The environment has a direct affect on all facets of a Maldivian’s life.The islands are protected by thousands of reefs that need to be alive for this unique archipelago to exist in future. The corals on our reefs need its countlessinhabitants to feed on them for the corals to re-grow. Locals need the fish in the water for livelihood and they depend on the beauty of its reefs and islands to sustain our tourism industry.

Weather and Climate

The weather in the Maldives is usually picture perfect: sunlit days, breezy nights, balmy mornings, and iridescent sunsets. The temperature hardly ever changes – which makes packing for your holiday an easy task (see what to pack). With the average temperature at about 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year, the sun is a constant on most days, shining through treetops, creating lacy patterns on your feet, healing cold-bones with its warmth. Throughout the day, the sun will make itself known, ensuring that it will be remembered and missed, like an old friend, as you pack up your suitcases to leave.



 

 

 

 



Malaysia

Malaysia is a mix of the modern world and a developing nation. With its investment in the high technology industries and moderate oil wealth, it has become a rich nation in Southeast Asia. Malaysia is a friendly, culturally rich in nation, having an unbeatable atmosphere and peaceful environment.The country is a mix of Malay, Indians, Chinese, Arabic, Europeans, peranakan and other cultures. The country is well known for its Shopping and Food. Malaysia is also well-known for some pristine beaches with great diving opportunities, such as Sipadan off the coast of Sabah and the Perhentian Islands, which are off the coast of northern Terengganu.

Top Attractions in Malaysia:

1. Kuala Lumpur
2. Genting Highland
3. Langkawi

 

Kuala Lumpur:

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and one of best metropolis in the world. There are ultra-luxurious shopping malls . Malaysia is an awesome experience for most tourists. Apart from shopping Kuala Lumpur is  famous for its Twin Tower. Kuala Lumpur’s crazy quilt ultra-modern skyline, including the famous PETRONAS Twin Towers, is worth visiting.

Top Attractions in Kuala Lumpur:

1. Twin Tower
2. The confluence of two rivers
3. The King’s Palace
4. Independence Square & Lake Garden.

 

Genting Highland:

Genting Highlands , otherwise known as Resorts World Genting is a hill resort in Malaysia developed by Genting Group. Genting Highland is in Pahang and it’s about 35km from Kuala Lumpur and it’s very famous for its Theme Park & Water Games. This is one of the best place to visit in Malaysia and tourist from all over the world come to visit this place. The place is  Known as the ‘Fun City Above the Cloud’, Genting Highlands is the only legal land-based casino, Casino de Genting, in the country and is owned by Genting Malaysia Berhad sdn bhd.A subsidiary of Genting Group.

 

Langkawi :

Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah (Malay: Langkawi Permata Kedah) is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. Langkawi is also an administrative district with the town of Kuah as largest town. Langkawi is a duty-free island. Langkawi is 1 hour journey from Kuala Lumpur by flight, and it’s famous for Beach & Water Sports; it’s the Best place to Hang Out with Friends and families.

Top Attractions in Langkawi:

1. Sky bridge & Cable car
2. Island Hopping tour
3. Sun-Set Cruise DINNER
4. Mangrove Tour
5. Under- Water world
6. Water sport activities.

 

Penang:

Penang is a state in Malaysia and the name of its constituent island, located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca. Penang is the second smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. Penang is known for its rich heritage, multicultural society and its vibrant culture, its hills, parks, and beaches, shopping, and good food.

Top Attractions in Penang:

1. Penang Botanic Gardens.
2. Penang Hill
3. Tanjung Bungah.(beaches)
4. Batu Ferringhi(beaches).

 

 

 

Singapore

Singapore is known as a bustling metropolis that also happens to be one of the cleanest and safest cities of its size in the world. There are historical sites like the Thian Hock Keng temple, superlative shopping and numerous beaches. Basically Singapore is a complete package of different experience.

Top Attractions in Singapore :

1.Singapore zoo
2.Singapore Botanical Garden
3.Singapore Flyer
4.National Museum Of Singapore
5.Little India
6.China Town

Singapore Zoo:

Singapore Zoo is one of the major tourist attractions in Singapore, you can enjoy a different atmosphere at the Night Safari, and it’s the best place to enjoy with kids.

Singapore Botanical Garden:

This Botanical Garden is located in the middle of Town. Singapore Botanic Gardens has a fairly complete collection of plants. This garden has approximately 64 acres of area where the tourist can enjoy the scenery and lush green trees.

Singapore Flyer:

This is the World’s Largest Ferris current, high reached 165 meters. Offers you a breathtaking 360 ° panoramic view of Singapore. It’s located in Marina Bay.

National Museum Of Singapore:

National Museum of Singapore is the oldest Museum in Singapore, Designed to be a public museum, it prides itself with a sophisticated and diverse museum.The museum will also distinguish itself through a challenging and vibrant festivals and events.

Little India:

This is a great place to hang out in the evening where you can find plenty of stalls selling fresh fruit and sweets from India with unique stalls selling clothes and shoes.

China Town:

China Town is one of the must-see cultural enclaves for visitors heading to Singapore. The heart of Chinatown is a bustling, colourful mix of old and new, it’s famous for tea houses like Kwong Chen on Sego Street as well as stylish bars along with club Street, making Chinatown a well-balanced heartland.


 

 

 


Thailand

Thailand is the world’s 51st-largest country in terms of total area, with an area of approximately 513,000 km2 (198,000 sq mi), and is the 20th-most-populous country, with around 64 million people. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, which is Thailand’s political, commercial, industrial and cultural hub.  A small country that contains many amazing things and attracts many tourists in “South East Asia, between the Indian Ocean and the South China” (Thiro 10) is called Thailand or “Land of Smile.” It is one of the best countries that are full of natural beauty.

Top Attractions In Thailand:

1. Bangkok
2. Phuket
3. Chiang mai
4. Hua Hin

Bangkok:

Bangkok is one of the most famous places to visit in Thailand. Bangkok is home to some of Asia’s most beautiful temples, has some of the best shopping malls in the world. Serves up world-class Thai food from tiny little street stalls. The city is now a major regional force in finance and business. It is an international hub for transport and health care, and is emerging as a regional centre for the arts, fashion and entertainment.

Sightseeing Places In Bangkok:

1.Grand Palace
2.Floating Market
3.Tiger Temple
4.Safari world & Marine park
5.Temple of The Emerald
6.Wat Traimit
7.National Museum
8.Wat Pho
9.Vimanmek Palace

Phuket:

Phuket is an island off Thailand’s southern coastline. The best places to visit in Thailand. Beautiful sandy beaches, beach huts, five star hotels, cafes, restaurants, and some of the world’s best snorkeling.

Sightseeing Places In Phuket :

1.Ao Yon Waterfalls
2.Bang Neow Shrine
3.Big Buddha
4.Boon Kaw Kong Shrine
5.Coral island
6.Cobra Show
7.City Tour with Temples

Chiang mai:

A large city in northern Thailand. Only an hour by plane from Bangkok. Chiang Mai is nestled in a valley between mountains and is one of Thailand’s most beautiful cities. Chiang Mai offers world-class restaurants, tiny street stalls serving unbelievable food, five star hotels to no-star guest houses, two of the country’s largest night markets selling traditional.

Sightseeing Places In Chiang mai :

1.bWat Phra That Doi Suthep
2.Chiang Dao Elephant Camp
3.Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
4.Wat Chedi Luang

Hua Hin:

Only three hours by car from Bangkok. Hua Hin is quite a small town but there’s definitely enough to keep you occupied. Several large main streets are loaded with shops, restaurants, cafes and Any kind of food you want is available in Hua Hin but it’s most famous for its fresh seafood.

Sightseeing Places In Hua Hin :

1.Klai Kangwon Palace
2.Maruekhathayawan Palace
3.Panee Butterfly Farm
4.Khao Takiab Beach
5.Hua Hin Elephant Village

 

 

 

 

Mauritius

Mauritius officially the Republic of Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. The area of the country is 2040 km. Its capital is Port Louis.

Top Attractions In Mauritius:

1.Mauritius Botanical Garden
2.Ile aux Cerfs Island
3.Port Louis

Mauritius Botanical Garden:

Mauritius Botanical Garden also known as Pamplemonsses Garden and SSR Botanical Garden, is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Mauritius. It is the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere.

Ile aux Cerfs Island:

Ile aux cerfs Island known in English as the deer island is an island near the east coast of Mauritius in the Flacq district. Ile Aux Cerfs is famous for its sandy beaches, beautiful lagoon and big selection of activities and facilities.

Port Louis:

Port Louis is the capital city and main port of Mauritius, The main tourist attractions in Port Louis include the Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis Bazaar, Police Barracks, the Mauritian Chinatown and the old Port Louis theatre.

 

 

 

Indonesia

Indonesia is a tourist’s delight. There are number of places to see in Indonesia. These include the capital city of Jakarta, beach resorts of Bali and Lombok, and the wonderful islands of Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan. As Indonesia is a tropical country and one of the last remnants of tropical rainforests on the earth, it is home to rich flora and fauna and hence a major attraction for nature lovers.

Top Attractions In Indonesia:

1.Jakarta
2.Bali
3.Java Island

Jakarta:

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is the largest city in Indonesia. The city has all the modern amenities. But in its quest for modernization the city has not forgotten its past and has carefully preserved its rich cultural heritage. Apart from the skyscrapers, colonial structures built by European powers form an integral part of Jakarta’ skyline.

Top Attractions In Jakarta:

1.National Museum
2.Taman Mini Indonesia Indha
3.Ancol Dream Land
4.Ragunan Zoo
5.Jakarta Old Town

Bali:

Bali is a tropical island on Indonesian archipelago. It s often referred to as paradise on earth and correctly so. With sunny and sandy beaches, tropical jungles full of exotic wildlife, paddy fields tripping down the hills, active volcanoes soaring up in the sky, spirited festivals throughout the year, and a culture that makes everybody feel a part of it, one cannot ask for more. Apart from sightseeing, Bali offers a lot of opportunities for tourists, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, hiking, and golf.

Top Attractions In Bali:

1.Denpasar
2.Sanur Beach
3.Kuta Beach
4.Nusa Dua
5.Menjang Island

Java Island:

Java is the most populous and the most developed island in the Indonesian archipelago. The island is politically divided into the provinces of West Java, East Java and Central Java. The capital city of Jakarta is also located on this island. Java is an epitome of rapidly changing society: beautiful countryside and filthy cities…

Top Attractions In Java Island:

1.Bandung
2.Borobudur
3.Pramban Temple Complex
4.Yogyakarta
5.National Museum

 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a great place to indulge in some wonderful and refreshing recreational activities, reveling in the beauty of the lush green tea estates and temples and palaces and adventure activities and water sports you can really have a wonderful time in Sri Lanka.

Top Attractions In Sri Lanka:

1.Colombo
2.Bentota
3.Neganboo
4.Kandy
5.Nuware Elia

Colombo:

Colombo is the largest city and the capital of Sri Lanka. It is one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic travel destinations and home to an amazing arryof sights, activities and events there are temples, forts and beaches which attracts the tourist from all over the world.

Top Attractions In Sri Lanka:

1.Buddha Temples
2.Forts
3.Dutch house Museums
4.Zoo
5.Beaches
6.World Trade Centre
7.Independents Square
8.Town Hall

Bentota:

This is one of the famous and top beach destinations in Sri Lanka. It’s just 3 hours drive from Colombo the capital city. Bentota provides the perfect Location for extended holidays .The prime time to visit the place is from mid November to April. Bentota Beach is ideal place for water a sport which is a breathtaking experience.

Top Attractions In Bentota:

1.Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex
2.Bentota Estuary
3.Bentota Bay Beach
4.Brief Garden
5.Galapatha Buddhist Temple
6.Induruwa (Known for safe swimming beach).
7.Kosgoda ( Known for different species of marine turtles)
8.Shopping

Neganboo:

Neganboo is very close to Colombo Airport, this is the best place to relax and sped an ideal time near the beach and enjoy watching the old world fishing crafts.

Top Attractions In Neganboo:

1.Neganboo Lagoon
2.Neganboo Beach
3.Dutch Fort
4.St. Sebastian’s Church

Kandy:

Kandy is the secod largest city in Sri Lanka. After Colombo it’s famous for its history, culture and forested hills. The Elephant Orphanage and Botanical Garden is a must visit place to see in Kandy.

Top Attractions In Kandy:

1.The temple of the Tooth
2.The Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage
3.Royal Botanical Garden
4.The Tea Museum
5.Kandyan Art Association

Nuware Elia:

Nuware Elia is the “heart” of the tea country. it takes 5 to 6 hours drive from Colombo to reach Nuware Elia. It’s a Beautiful hill Station in Sri Lanka. Its offers the best tropical abundance and pleasant cool mountain climate it’s a must visit place in Sri Lanka.

Top Attractions In Nuware Elia:

1.Victoria Park
2.Gregory Lake
3.Hakgalla Gardens
4.Nuware Elia Golf Club
5.Tea Factory and Games Tailor Museum

India

India tourism with its foggy hill stations, captivating beaches, historical monuments, golden deserts, serene backwaters, pilgrimage sites, rich wildlife, and colourful fairs capture the heart of every tourist. In addition, a variety of festivals, lively markets, vibrant lifestyle, and traditional Indian hospitality, will make your experience as an india tourist truly unforgettable and fantastic.

Top Attractions In India:

1.Andaman Islands
2.Jammu and Kashmir
3.Himachal Pradesh
4.Rajasthan
5.Kerala

Andaman Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, located in the Bay of Bengal is a splendid tropical island outpost, belonging to India but closer to south east Asia. From being known as ‘Kalapani’ (Black waters) due to the atrocious history of the British Regime in India, to being known as one of the best tourist destinations of India, Andaman Islands have come a long way.
These islands were once a hill range extending form Myanmar to Indonesia, but are now a group of 572 near deserted islets(small islands), covered with lush forests and endless varieties of exotic flora and fauna. Incredible corals and marine life, crystal clear water and mangrove-lined creeks lure travelers to these picturesque islands.

Top Attractions In Andaman Islands:

1. Cellular Jail
2. Jolly Buoy
3. Havelock Island
4.Ross Island
5. Neil Island
6. Red Skin Island

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, over the years, has been regarded as one of the major tourist hot spots in northern India. Owing to the cool and pleasant climate and its scenic landscapes Jammu and Kashmir showcases itself as a valley right out of heaven. Jammu and Kashmir invites you to explore its snowy peaks, the exotic valleys and icy rivers. The state remains cool throughout the year, making it a perfect summer retreat.

Top Attractions In Jammu and Kashmir:

1. Gulmarg
2. Sonamarg
3. Pahalgam
4. Srinagar
5. Dal Lake
6. Katra

Himachal Pradesh

The most popular tourist destination of India and home to some of the most popular hill stations of India, Himachal Pradesh is a province that is sure to charm all the visitors to the land. Snow clad peaks of the mighty Western Himalayas welcome you to a land which has just about everything to offer to the tourists to the land.. There is no dearth of tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh and thus a trip to Himachal Pradesh will have pleasant surprises for almost everyone.

Top Attractions In Himachal Pradesh:

1.Shimla
2. Manali
3. Dalhousie
4. Spiti
5. Palampur

Rajasthan

Rajasthan (Land of Kings) is a place of camels plodding over soft sand dunes of the Thar Desert. It is a state of men with proud mustaches and women with twinkling anklets in colorful swirling ghagras. The landscape is dotted with island palaces shimmering on idyllic blue lakes; temples and fortresses situated on hilltops of the rugged and rocky Aravalli; exquisite palaces built during the reign of some of its many erstwhile Rajput dynasties; and well laid out gardens with pavilions and kiosks, all of which add to the splendor and whimsical charm of this majestic land.

Top Attractions In Rajasthan:

1. Jaipur
2. Udaipur
3. Ranakpur
4. Mount Abu
5. Pushkar

Kerala

Kerala, the god’s own country is situated on the southwestern tip of India. Thiruvananthapuram or commonly known as Trivandrum is the cosmopolitan and capital city of Kerala. Kerala is surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats in the east and is networked by forty four rivers. It stretches along the coast of the Arabian Sea and is separated from the rest of the sub continent by the steep Western Ghats.

Top Attractions In Kerala:

1.Munnar
2.Thekkady
3.Alleppy
4.KumaraKom
5.Kovalam
6.Thiruvanathapuram
7.Cochin


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