Close to India, the Maldives is a group of islands, which are famous worldwide for tourism. With its white sand beaches, turquoise sea, five star properties, it’s the place to be for those looking for a quiet and exclusive place. Often perceived as an expensive destination, the islands also have guesthouse options that allow tourists to experience the local culture and way of life, as explains Ahmed Mohamed, Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to India in an exclusive interview with Media India Group.
Relations between India and Maldives exist since time immemorial and in the contemporary times there is a steady growth in outbound tourism from India since last five years. Currently, India ranks 5th in terms of tourists arrivals.