Thoddu Atoll: The hub of watermelons and pumpkins
Maldives is a country of atolls. Thoddu atoll is one of the small yet important part of the Republic of Maldives. Unlike many other atolls of the country, Thoddu atoll is an inhabited atoll. The reason behind the Maldivian people flocking to this part of the country is the fact that it is blessed with natural vegetation.
Although geographically Thoddu atoll is solitary and it does not have other places in its affinity but it stands tall amongst the other atolls of the country. Thoddu atoll is one of the prominent revenue earners of the Republic of Maldives.
Thoddu atoll is a round shaped atoll. The aerial view of the atoll reveals that this atoll is a perfect delight for a nature lover as it is blessed with immense natural beauty. Moreover the vegetation of this atoll is the main attraction of the place.
Thoddu atoll is situated on top of the Ari atoll. Thoddu atoll is popular for its watermelons and pumpkins. The atoll grows as much watermelons and pumpkins not only to satisfy the needs of the local people but also the people all over the world. Most of the watermelons and pumpkins grown in this part of the country are exported to the other parts of the world. Each watermelon is sold for as much $5 in the United States during the month of Ramadan. But this atoll does not have enough of green vegetables. This is the reason why kinds in this atoll are mostly iron deficient.