India has been the largest tourist source market for Maldives for two years in a row. A total of 291,787 Indian tourists travelled to the island nation in 2021, representing 22 per cent market share, as compared to 222,422 visitors from Russia (17 per cent), according to the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism (MoT). Indians contributed the largest number of international tourist arrivals to Maldives in 2020 as well.
Maldives has been a major attraction for Indian celebrities and public alike. From Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna choosing the destination to celebrate the latter’s birthday, to Bollywood’s power couple Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan celebrating daughter Aaradhya’s 10th birthday in the island nation, the Maldives boasts welcoming some of the most famous celebrities of India.
One of the most popular couples in the television industry, Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu, joined this long list of celebs as they took off to the Maldives with their three daughters. Maldives is also extremely popular among Bollywood couples. From Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, to Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor, several lovebirds have chosen Maldives for their leisurely times.