A beautiful melange of multiple cultures, the sun-drenched island of Mauritius is a paradise on earth. As said by Mark Twain, “Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius.” And you will certainly remember his words once you land here.
Famed for its sapphire water and white beaches, Mauritius is extremely popular among honeymooners. If you are visiting this island in the Indian Ocean, do visit these places:
1. Chamarel Village
This small hamlet is located on west coast of Mauritius and is famous for the Chamarel falls and the Seven Coloured Earth. The Seven Coloured Earths is a unique natural phenomenon. It’s a small area with sand dunes. The sand here has seven distinct colours including violet, red, brown, blue, green, yellow, and purple. The basaltic lava that converted into clay minerals gave this unique colour to the sand. The Chamarel Falls is another unique thing to witness. It’s about 272 feet in height with three distinct stream of water gorging down the cliff.
2. Trou aux Cerfs
Best known as Murr’s Volcano, this dormant volcano is located in the western part of Curepipe in Mauritius. The volcano has a crater on its peak. In other words, there is a beautiful concave valley at the peak of the volcano that adds to its attraction. This 2,000 feet high volcano is covered with lush flora.
3. Ile aux Aigrettes
This is a small coral island that has been declared as a nature conservation site and is monitored by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. With a total area of 27 hectares, this island is mainly made of coralline limestone. This island is home to some of the rare birds and animals such the rare Pink Pigeon, kestrel, the Aldabra giant tortoise, and the Green Gecko Phelsuma.
4. Saint Aubin House
Built as a boarding home to sugar estate managers in 1819, Sain Aubin House is one of the historic and exquisite establishments. The estate has a rum distillery and houses a nursery that grows vanilla and anthurium flowers. You can take a guided tour to witness the art of vanilla production and get introduced to the history of the estate.
5. Eureka House
Another site that will expose you to a piece of Mauritius’s history is Eureka House (aka Maison Eureka). This Creole mansion was built in the 1830s and is perfectly maintained to retain its original flavour. It’s a museum now and also a time machine taking you back to that plantation past of the island. The place is an example of tropical construction that kept the indoors cool during the unbearable tropical summer.
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