Place of Interest
The Islamic centre
- a landmark monument in male, is the most vivid architectural landmark of Male'. You would see the spectacular golden dome in all its majesty dominating the skyline, as you approach Male', from any direction. The building symbolizes the importance of Islamic religion, which had ruled all aspects of life in the country for centuries. Local market - Here the pace is slower and the atmosphere peaceful, compared to the hectic activity in the rest of this neighborhood. Each stall is filled with a variety of local produce mainly from the atolls. Here you will find different kinds of local vegetables, fruits and yams, packets of sweetmeat, nuts and breadfruit chips, bottles of home made sweets and pickles and bunches of bananas hanging on coir ropes from ceiling beams. Another building just next door sells smoked and dried fish.
- a four century old mosque and outstanding example for a materpiece created out of corals. - probably the best display of coral curving anywhere in the world. The walls of the mosque are hewn together with blocks of filigree-curved coral blocks. Heavy wooden doors slide open to the inner sanctums with lamp hangings of wood and panels intricately curved with Arabic writings. The area surrounding the mosque is a cemetery with a legion of intricately curved coral headstones.
- palace built in 1906 by Sultan Mohamed Shamsuddeen III, replacing a house dating back to the mid-17th century. The palace with its wrought iron gates and fretwork friezes on its roof edges and well-kept garden was intended for his son, but the Sultan was deposed. During World War II vegetables were grown in its garden to help relieve food shortages. It became the President's Official Residence when Maldives became a republic in 1953 and remained so until 1994, when the new Presidential Palace was built. At present Mulee-aage houses the President's Office.
The national museum
- houses a variety of artefacts from ancient times which reflect the life of the people who had lived and ruled the maldives. The articles on display range from thrones and palanquins used by former sultans. A variety of artifacts from times past would give an idea of the unique and rich culture and history of this island nation. A visit to the museum gives an instant insight to the wealth of history of maldives.
Tour Price Starts From Rs.9,900 Onwards
3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS
Day 01 : Arrive Male international airport, welcomed and transferred to your Island Resort by speedboat. rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 :After Breakfast. day free to explore one of the beautiful islands on your own. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 :After Breakfast. day free to explore one of the beautiful islands on your own. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 :After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Male airoport for your onward journey.
Tour Price Starts From Rs.23,900 Onwards