Mauritius is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean to the East of South Africa. With sandy beaches, lush vegetation and some great tropical weather, this is definitely a place to visit if you are looking for some amazing place to spend your holidays. But do you know that there are more than the beaches to the beauty of the island? In this article I will be writing about 4 interesting places that you should not miss when visiting the island.
Situated in the center of the island, this crater of a dormant volcano is considered as a sacred place by the Hindus of the island. Once there you will be able to discover some breathtaking views of the crater with some lush vegetation and if you have the chance you may be able to watch some monkeys in their natural habitat. The road to Grand Bassin itself is wonderful with trees bordering the road creating a superb landscape.
Chamarel Seven colored earth
In this place you will be able to view a natural curiosity. As the name indicates, the earth in this place is multi-colored creating a wonderful landscape. So far scientist still does not know what have created this situation and believe that the rich minerals emanating from volcanic eruptions may have caused this phenomenon. You will be able to buy some souvenirs at the gift shop present there.
Trou aux Cerfs
This is another crater situated in the town of Curepipe that is worth visiting. The view that you will get from above is simply breathtaking and will please any nature lover out there. This is a place that you can visit on its own or include it as part of a tour of the central part of the island. For instance you might decide to visit Trou aux Cerfs when you will be visiting the town of Curepipe.
Located in the capital, Port Louis, this is a place that you should not miss during your visit in Mauritius. There you will be able to do some shopping at some upscale shops, visit the craft market and other shopping centers. For those that are in search of leisure activities you will have the choice between different cinemas as well as a casino. This is a place that is definitely recommended especially at night.
There is more to Mauritius than the usual sandy beaches that are portrayed in tourist brochures. Visiting the places listed above should indeed help make your visit more interesting and allow you to discover the culture of the island.