'Drishyam' actor Esther Anil swims with sharks and stingrays in the Maldives

Esther Anil during her Maldives trip. Photo: Instagram/@estheranil

'Drishyam' fame Esther Anil is enjoying an adventurous trip in the Maldives, which recently experienced a 42% dip in tourists. Maldivian tourism minister Ibrahim Faisal had recently appealed to Indian tourists to visit the country after it had a decline in visitors, post the diplomatic row that erupted between India and Maldives a few months ago. Esther, who has been posting envy-inducing shots on Maldives' picturesque spots, even shared a video that shows her snorkelling in the Maldivian ocean. Sharks and stingrays could be spotted when Esther entered the waters. Meanwhile, some of her followers asked her to support Indian tourism rather than visiting foreign countries.

Deals during off-season
The Maldives, which is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, is a haven for beach lovers. It is known around the world as a luxurious travel destination with 26 Atolls and more than one thousand coral islands. The iconic overwater villas, world-class premium resorts and spa retreats are some of the luxurious attractions in Maldives. As per the data published by the tourism ministry, around 18,612 Indian tourists visited Maldives in January 2023. However, only 15,0003 tourists from India visited the island in January 2024. There has been a decrease of 19.4% in the number of Indian tourists. Usually, the best time to visit the Maldives is from November to April. October is off-season as the temperature soars during this time. However, this is also the perfect time for adventure lovers to try activities like surfing, scuba diving and snorkelling. You could also avail amazing discounts for air tickets and accommodation in resorts during off-season. 

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