DAY 09, 12th February 2022

HDh. Nolhivaranfaru

Nolhivaranfaru is among the largest inhabited islands of Haa Dhaalu Atoll (geographically Thiladhummathi Atoll) located in the north of the Maldives. The island also carries a portion of history; Hussein Gadhahamaadhi Manikfan of Nolhivaranfaru is said to have aided Muleegey Don Hassan Maniku in the fight against the Portuguese. They succeeded on 7th of April in 1753, and many historical sites relating to this still remain on the island.

Population

1947


Island is

164.57 HA


Cordinates

6.694, 73.117

Geographic atoll

Haa Dhaalu


Harbor capacity

25


Harbor depth

3 m


Guesthouses

2


Health post contact

6520509


Services

Activities

Population

1947


Size

164.57 HA


Cordinates

6.694, 73.117

Geographic atoll

Haa Dhaalu


Harbor capacity

25


Harbor depth

3 m


Guesthouses

2


Health post contact

6520509


Services

PetrolPoliceStampInternetRestaurantsHealth post

Activities

SnorkelingFishingBBQ

Anchor Change

Activity 1, 12th February 2022

Anchor Change

Visiting the Tomb of Edhuru Kaleyfaanu

Activity 2, 12th February 2022

The Tomb of Moosa Edhuru Thakurufaanu, known locally as Edhuru Kaleyfaanu. He was uncle and advisor to Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu, and advised them through their voyage to fight off the Portuguese invaders.

Visiting the Ancient Tombs of Arab Sayyid, Sayyid Muhammed Al-Maghribi , Arab Sayyid, Sayyid Muhammad Ali Al-Mashrighi

Activity 3, 12th February 2022

The cemetery located in the mosque grounds is the burial place for Sayyid Muhammed Al-Maghribi and Sayyid Muhammad Ali Al-Mashrighi. It is also the resting place for the exceptional individuals who introduced Toddy Tapping to the Maldives, which became the backbone of the local livelihood. Lateron, it became one of the symbols of Maldivian custom and traditions, passed on from father to son even today.

Exploring the Small Mosque Region

Activity 4, 12th February 2022

This is an ancient coral stone mosque that is believed to have been built before the year 1111’s, and is a popular attraction on the island among visitors and locals alike.

Old Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiy)

Activity 5, 12th February 2022

This ancient mosque, built from coral stone, is known to have archaeological remains of the 1,400 year long Buddhist period in the history of Maldives.

Binbi Thelhun

Activity 6, 12th February 2022

Locally known as “Binbi Thelhun”, our locals have their own unique way of harvesting of millets. This unique technique will be demonstrated here in Nolhivaranfaru.

Fangi Vinun

Activity 7, 12th February 2022

A demonstration of the unique and cultural art of weaving coconut palm leaves

Cultural Show

Activity 8, 12th February 2022

A show of various cultural and traditional Maldivian activities such as “Boduberu”, “Dhafi negun” and “Bodumas beynun”.

BBQ Dinner Night

Activity 9, 12th February 2022

Ending with an extremely festive BBQ Dinner Night.

Guest House Marketing Stall

Activity 10, 12th February 2022

A stall for guest house operators to present their guest houses to the visitors.

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