Sparkling like a gem in the southern Indian Ocean, Mauritius is an island nation located east of Madagascar and southeast of Seychelles. Port Louis is the capital city and the largest port of the nation. Mauritius is one of the top holiday destinations in the world. Here we are listed some of the best places to visit in Mauritius.
Grand Bay / Grand Baie
Grand Bay or Grand Baie is a seaside village and a large tourist beach in Riviere du Rempart district of Mauritius. Once called De Bogt Zonder Eyndt (Bay without End) by the Dutch in the 17th century, the resort town of Grand Bay is popular for its enchanting quality of emerald waters and is the most popular holiday destination in Mauritius.
Ile aux Cerfs Island
Ile aux Cerfs Island, also known as Deer Island is a beautiful island near the east coast of Mauritius in the Flacq district. This Mauritius Island is sprawling over an area of 100 hectares. The island has an undulating terrain and natural vegetation and is dotted with outcrops of volcanic rock, little lakes and magnificent white sandy beaches. It is one of the must include places in Mauritius Tour Packages.
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park is the only national park situated in south-western part of Mauritius. Spread over 6754 hectares, the park covers around 3.5% of the total land area of Mauritius and conserves the remains of the island’s indigenous tropical forests. It is famous for its waterfalls, vistas and hiking trails. It can be a spectacular place for all the bird watchers and also one of the top places to experience Mauritius Tourism.
Mauritius Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden, formally known as Sir Seewoosagur Botanical Garden, is located in the proximity of Port-Louis in the district of Pamplemousse. After London’s Kew Gardens the SSR Gardens is one of the world’s best botanical gardens and also one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius. The garden was initially opened as a private garden by the French governor of Mauritius nearly 300 years ago, later it became the national botanical garden of Mauritius.
Chamarel Falls & Seven Coloured Earths
Chamarel is a small village on the west coast of Mauritius, near Tamarin and Le Morne. However, Chamarel is better known for Coloured Earths and Chamarel Falls. The seven colored earth is a natural phenomenon and a prominent places to visit in Mauritius. The colors evolved through conversion of basaltic lava to clay minerals. It is said that if you mix the colours together, they will separate on their own.
La Vanille Nature Park
Located in the southern village of Riviere des Anguilles, La Vanilla Nature Park unfolds a sanctuary hosting species such as Nile crocodiles, Alligators, Giant tortoises from Seychelles and Madagascar respectively. La Vanille is also the largest Giant Aldabra tortoises’ center of reproduction in the world with more than 500 tortoises of all ages roaming freely in the park. Its insectarium uncovers the different butterflies and insects. Mr. Jacques Siedlecki the conservative of this collection has spent more than 30 years to collect these species of insects, Paguroidea from all over the globe.
Trou aux Cerfs
Trou aux Cerfs, also known as Murr’s Volcano, is a dormant volcano located about half a mile west of the city of Curepipe, Mauritius. The astonishing natural formation is a fantastic example of ‘cone and crater’ volcano, which essentially means that it has a large concave valley at the peak of the volcano.
Grand Bassin or Ganga Talao is a crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, Mauritius. Situated at an altitude of 1800 feet, Ganga Talao is considered the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius and one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites outside of India. The Sagar Shiv Mandir is located on the bank of the lake and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Casela World of Adventures / Casela Nature Park
The Casela World of Adventures is a scenic nature park situated beside the Rempart Mountain in the southwest region of Mauritius. Casela, is one of the two animal parks of the island, the other one being La Vanille. It is the oldest park and also one of the top sightseeing places to visit in Mauritius. Casela World of Adventures forms part of the Yemen Reserve.
Ile aux Aigrettes
Ile aux Aigrettes is a tiny coral island 800 m off the south-east coast of Mauritius near the small town of Mahebourg. The island has been declared a nature conservation site and is being preserved by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. It has an area of 27 hectares and is the largest islet in the Grand Port bay. It is made of coralline limestone partially overlain by sand and soil deposits and is the last refuge of dry, coastal forest remaining on Mauritius.
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