Maldives has always been a popular tourist destination with Indians. However, ever since Bollywood diva Bipasha Basu posted her first honeymoon pictures from the sun-kissed beaches of the beautiful island nation, couples planning their honeymoons in India have gone into a frenzy!
Travel advisers and experts say the past few days have seen inquiries about tour packages for Maldives go up exceptionally, with a lot of honeymooners enquiring about special destinations in the islands. Many who were hitherto undecided about their destination and were confused between a few seem to have suddenly made up their mind for the Indian Ocean islands.
Notably, Bipasha and her beau actor Karan Singh Grover tied the knot in a widely attended wedding on April 30, and flew on to the Maldives for their honeymoon this week. From the pristine beaches of the destination, both have been posting wonderfully romantic and exotic pictures, obviously having a gala time.
“Given its proximity to India, Maldives has in recent years caught up as a popular destination among Indian tourists. But, Bipasha seems to have driven its popularity to the next level, especially among young couples who are planning their honeymoon. Interestingly, the inquiries and requests for honeymoon packages to Maldives have suddenly gone up this week. Maldives tourism will certainly see an increased footfall from Indians this year,” says Mr Kapil Goswamy, Founder and MD Bigbreaks.com.