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Mauritius
A Perfect Holiday Destination

Mauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It's famous for its beautiful beaches, lagoons and reefs. It boasts the scenic Black River Gorges National Park, with waterfalls, rainforests, hiking trails and fascinating wildlife. It's a paradise for travelers as it offers sand, surf, and sun under one roof. The beaches, forts, monuments, islands, shopping hubs, and parks keep tourists engaged. Its vibrant underwater life makes scuba diving and snorkeling very memorable. 


Popular cities/towns/villages: 

  • Port Louis

  • Curepipe

  • Mahebourg

  • Grand Baie

Countries
Mauritius
Climate
The climate of Mauritius is mainly tropical. The best time to visit Mauritius is between May and December.

  • January — Wet
  • February — Wet
  • March — Wet
  • April — Dry
  • May — Dry
  • June — Cool
  • July — Cool
  • August — Dry
  • September — Dry
  • October — Dry
  • November — Dry
  • December — Dry
Things to do
City Life
Port Louis is a perfect melange of history and modernity. Its beauty lies in its musical, artistic, architectural and historical heritage. There are several casinos, bars and nightclubs to familiarise you with the vibrant nightlife culture of the city. The Le Caudan Waterfront is the commercial hub of the city. Aapravasi Ghat and Citadelle are two of the most historically important sites in Port Louis. Place d'Armes, Port-Louis market, Theatre of Port Louis, Champ de Mars, and Marie Reine de La Paix are other prime attractions of this city. Chinatown hosts many shows exhibiting the rituals and culture of China and its aura makes the place look like a little town of China. The numerous entertainment options will keep you engaged for hours. Grand Baie is home to vibrant markets, beaches, deep forests, as well as numerous adrenaline rushing activities like diving and snorkeling. Grand Baie Market is a perfect place to enjoy some shopping. Mahebourg, located in the southeastern part of Mauritius, is one of the most vibrant cities of the country. Its historical museum, scrumptious street food, and buzzing streets makes Mahebourg worth a visit. Pointe Canon, Naval Museum, Cavendish Bridge are prime attractions in the southern region. Curepipe is one of the most famous places to visit in the central region. The town offers a splendid view of the island from the top of Trou aux Cerfs, a dormant volcano. The sacred lake called Ganga Talao, located south of Curepipe, is a high place of pilgrimage from Mauritian Hindus during a festival dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Museums

The Natural History Museum, situated next to the Jardin de la Compagnie in Port Louis, is a great place to discover the history and wildlife of Mauritius. The Photography Museum, located at Vieux Conseil Street in Port Louis, traces the history of photography in Mauritius. Other prominent museums in Mauritius are Blue Penny Museum, Bank of Mauritius, and Postal Museum. 


Nature & Adventure

Chamarel is home to the seven colored Earths, a unique geological formation. Once you reach here, the unparalleled beauty of this multicoloured sand will surely leave you stunned. Located off the coast of Le Morne, the underwater waterfall is a memorable natural marvel. Sand and silt on the ocean floor runoff in a way creating an illusion of them pouring down a waterfall. Helicopter, boat and plane rides are provided to offer the best views of this marvel. Le Pouce Mountain is a popular hike for the panoramic views of Port Louis city, Moka, Plain Wilhelms, as well as the nearby northern islands including Round Island, Snake Island and Flat Island. Peaking at 812m, it is the third highest mountain in Mauritius. Another popular adventure-sport is climbing the Le More Mountain in the western region. Black River Gorges National Park, located in Henrietta Village, beautifies the southwestern part of Mauritius with its scenic biodiversity. Animals like rusa deer, privets and wild pigs can be spotted here. The park is also home to many beautiful trekking trails. There are several scenic hiking trails from the central south region which end in this park. Macchabée or Mare aux Joncs and Pétrin are the most famous ones. The village also houses the magnificent Seven Cascades, also known as Tamarind Falls. Situated at a height of nearly 290 meters, this is the highest waterfall in Mauritius. Canoeing and hiking are very popular in this region. Rochester Falls, located on the border of Souillac is also one of the popular tourist sites in Mauritius. Made up of unique angular basaltic columns, diving from the top of the waterfall feels very adventurous. You can indulge in hiking, bird watching, swimming, cliff jumping, and canoeing. Casela Nature Park is home to a myriad species of flora and fauna, as well as beautiful natural panoramas. Segway rides in the Zebra farm is a popular activity. Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, also known as Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, located near Port Louis, exhibits the colorful scenery of local flora and fauna. It houses a few rare species of animals, birds, and plants including Talipot Palm, Java deers and giant tortoises. Pont Bon Dieu and Bras d'Eau National Park are natural places of interest in the eastern region. 


Islands

Belle Mare, located in the eastern region, boasts stunning landscapes and pristine white beaches. It's home to luxurious resorts that offer world-class amenities. Arts 28, Grand River South East, Belle Mare Plage Beach, and Le Waterpark are prime attractions of this private island. You can try various adrenaline-fuelled water activities, such as scuba diving, swimming, windsurfing, snorkeling, boat riding, speed boating, and catamaran cruising. Rodrigues Island offers a scenic recreational time. Mont Limon is a prime attraction of this place. You can enjoy coastal walks, zip lining, hiking, and fishing. Île aux Aigrettes, located off the south-east coast of Mauritius, is a beautiful islet which functions as a nature reserve. You can see different animals and plants endemic to Mauritius. 


Beaches
Trou Aux Biches' public beach is a perfect place to rejuvenate and relax. It is known to be one of the cleanest beaches in Mauritius. The turquoise blue water and gorgeous stretches of casuarina-lines white sand will steal your heart away. Ile Aux Cerfs (Island) Beach in the eastern region, offers a perfect amalgamation of the sun with sand. Its white sand, small shacks and beautiful lagoons makes it a perfect getaway for beach lovers. You can also indulge in snorkeling and scuba diving. Flic En Flac Beach, located in the western region, is home to the longest shoreline and represents the beauty of nature at its best. Besides snorkeling and scuba diving you can also take up a ferry ride to dolphin watching points. Tamarin Beach is another popular family-friendly beach in the western region. The salt pans in the fishing village of Tamarin are extremely famous. Le Morne Beach, located on the west coast, is one of the most famous beaches in Mauritius. Beautiful marine line presence at its shores makes it an ideal place for kitesurfing and snorkeling. If you want a little more adventure you can indulge in hiking the Le Morne Brabant. Belle Mare, Troy d'Eau Douce, Palmar, Roches Moore's, and Poste Lafayette are some of the best beaches in the eastern region.
Places of Worship

Jummah Masjid, located in Port Blair, is a magnificent building constructed at the end of the 19th century. Its serene ambience and structural beauty will steal your heart away. Notre Dame Auxiliatrice is a beautiful red roofed Catholic Church in Cap Malheureux. With a turquoise blue water backdrop, this landmark is a stunning sight to behold. The gorgeous interior is embellished with the statue of Mother Mary and Christ. 


How to spend time / how long will it take?

You can make the most out of your trip to Mauritius in 7 to 8 days. Starting in Port Louis, spend a day exploring the markets, historical sites and the amazing Chinatown. Take a day trip to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Garden and Casela Nature Park exploring some native flora and fauna. Spend a day or two more in the northern region to explore Grand Baie and Trou aux Biches. Spend a day in Ile aux Cerfs enjoying different water sports. Take a day to explore the seven coloured Earths and Ile aux Aigrettes or Mahebourg. Spend a day in Curepipe exploring its famous sites. Spend a day exploring the Black River Gorges National Park and the scenic beaches of Flic en Flac or Le Morne. End your trip at the serene Rodrigues Island for a day or two enjoying its tranquil ambience and beautiful vistas. 


Cuisine
  • Mauritian cuisine is influenced by the tropical location of the island, as well as the cultural diversity seen there. It's a blend of African, European, Indian, and Chinese. Some of the must-try dishes are Bol Renversé, Biryani, Boulettes, Mine Frite, Riz Frite, Sept Cari, Dholl Puri, and Dim sums, among others.
Costs
  • While meal prices in Mauritius can vary, the average cost of food is MUR 200 (USD 4.64) per meal.
Visa
  • Indians can get Visa on arrival
  • Other nationalities may or may not require a Visa
Season to Visit
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 7 - 8 days

Known For
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Whales & Dolphins
  • Catamaran Cruises
  • Seafood by the Beach
  • Lagoons
  • Coral Reefs
  • Forests
  • Islands
Areas to Visit
  • Trou aux Biches, Cap Malheureux, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Garden & Grand Baie in the northern region
  • Mahebourg, Seven Coloured Earths & Ile aux Aigrettes in southern region
  • Black River Gorges National Park; beaches of Flic en Flac, Le Morne & Tamarin on west & south-west coast
  • Belle Mare Beach & Ile aux Cerfs in the eastern region
  • Curepipe & Tamarind Waterfalls in central and central south region
  • Port Louis in the north-west for historical & cultural sites
  • Rodrigues Island for exotic flora and fauna

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