Maldives is definitely one of the most incredible holiday locations as you can find the perfect amount of everything over there. From the pristine beaches to luxury islands and some of the most amazing hotels and resorts in the world are present here to offer you an experience of a lifetime.
If you’re still not convinced then here’s a list of the top Bollywood celebrities who were recently caught holidaying in the Maldives.
Bollywood Makes Beeline For Maldives
After the nationwide lockdown got lifted, there were many celebrities who wanted to take a break and travel to a beautiful destination. And we spotted actresses such as Sonakshi Sinha and Katrina Kaif, spending a great time in Maldives. Along with that, the newly married couple of Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu also flew to the Maldives for their honeymoon. Varun Dhawan was also seen hanging out with GF Natasha over here.
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Other celebs who visited this phenomenal holiday destination were:
- Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani
- Samantha Akkineni and Naga
- Rakul Preet with family
- Tara Sutaria and Aadar Jain
- Eli Avram
- Mouni Roy
- Angad Bedi and Neha Dhupia
- Armaan Jain and Anissa Malhotra
- Vivek Oberoi with family
But do you know the reason behind why so many celebrities from the industry are choosing to go to Maldives instead of other places? Well, if not then read on to find out why Maldives is the new Goa for us Indians.
Maldives Tourism Ministry's New Initiative
In a move to revive the Travel and tourism industry in the country, there is a new plan that is starting, the Maldives Border Mile program. Which will perhaps reward every tourist who crosses the Maldives border. This is designed to be a three-tiered program, with the three tiers being, Aida, Antara, and Abaarana or Bronze, Silver, and Gold, which will offer rewards to the loyal travellers who visit this Island country. This program will give points to enrolled travellers on every border crossing and they can then redeem to points to earn some amazing benefits. As the travellers would move up the tier, the benefits will keep increasing. The benefits although, are still unclear but this plan is one of its kind, as The Maldives is the first country to be offering a reward program.
Not only the Border miles program, but The Maldives Tourism Ministry recently announced the new split-stay scheme, under which you can change your stay and shift to a different property. In this way, one gets a bite of the different luxurious stay spread across the island and more exposure with the different hotels and resorts and the perks they offer.
India-Maldives Air Bubble
Due to the unfortunate downfall of the travel and tourism industries across the world, Air bubbles are being introduced. Which is a kind of arrangement to restart the passenger flights between the two nations in order to boosts the economy of both countries and promote travel industries. Gladly, Maldives and India are also into air bubble arrangements, which many other countries are also a part of. In addition to the facilities that the Air-bubble offers, the residents of both nations can travel to and from for tourism, medical emergencies, and jobs. Although the COVID -19 precautions are still being taken and passengers have to keep in mind all the guidelines set by the governments of the respective countries. For an Indian to go to the Maldives, you will need a negative COVID 19 test report under the laboratories of ICMR.
Suitable Travel Time And Other Benefits
Numerous tropical islands laced with turquoise lagoons and white beaches, and some of the most astounding views of the underwater world, Maldives is just where you need to head to right away. Because of not only the incentives and rewards but the fact that the best time to visit this island nation is between November to April. As the average temperatures range from 28 to 31-degree Celsius and the climate remains moderate and warm. And that is why people from India love to visit Maldives during this time, to dodge the cold winters and enjoy a luxury vacation in the arms of nature.
Apart from the weather and climate, there is one more thing that we all wish for, reportedly, in Maldives one can go mask free. This is because the resorts and stays are keenly taking all the precautionary measures to control the entry of the virus and ensure strict safety and security, so you can roam without a mask.
Average Travel & Stay Cost
There are currently 2 nonstop flights from Mumbai and 2 nonstop flights from Delhi, flying to Maldives each day. The travel time from Mumbai is about 3 hours and 10 minutes and that from Delhi is 4 hours and 5 minutes. Flights from Bengaluru, Kochi, and Kolkata are also available. Moving on to the fare of the tickets, the basic flight cost from Mumbai is Rs.26, 188/- and the cost from Delhi is Rs. 29,529/-.
The entire trip cost for 4 days and 3 nights in Maldives costs around Rs. 55, 040 per person. And Indians do not need a pre-arrival visa and can avail the visa on arrival service on the Male airport which is valid for 90 days which is absolutely free of cost. So, visit Maldives(things to know before going to Maldives) and enjoy an international vacation full of unforgettable moments.
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