Situated to the northern parts of this gorgeous archipelago in Haa Alifu Ato, is the Utheemu Island. It is yet another tourist attraction that should not be missed by the tourist holidaying the Maldives. The alluring view of the white sanded shores and the blue lagoons surrounding Utheemu Island is a captivating sight to behold. However, a lesser number of tourists is seen visiting them, when compared with other islands of Andaman. This 297 sq. km of land has got a historical significance for being the birthplace of Sultan Mohammed Thakurufaanu, who during the 16th century had defeated invaders from Portugal. When you are visiting them, you may drop into the wooden Palace where the royal Maldivians dwelled. In fact, this particular Sultan had ruled this land for around 12 years. Tourists could take a tour of this 500 year old palace. When you are sightseeing on this adorable island, you may offer prayers once paying visits to Kaduvalhu Old Mosque. Exploration of Badi Fasgandu is a must-do thing, as you will be getting to know about the rich culture and history of the island nation.

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