The turquoise beauty of Mauritius beckons every avid traveler! This quaint island country in the Indian Ocean is known for its fascinating beaches, lagoons and coral reefs. The confluence of Indian, African and European cultures with the inherent beauty of the place makes it an interesting package of an ideal luxury getaway! Apart from the serene blue beaches, its mountainous terrain provides a wonderful opportunity for hiking and mountain climbing and coral reef diving!
Sights in Mauritius
Managed by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation Île aux Aigrettes is a natural reserve where the untamed wonders of nature are preserved as they were found a few centuries ago! Covering around 26 hectares the reserve boasts of remnants of coastal forests and is a safe sanctuary for a wide range of endangered wildlife species; like the Aldabra giant tortoises, the endangered pink pigeon and other rare bird species and flora-fauna including ebony trees, wild orchids!
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden – one of the oldest botanical gardens in the Southern Hemisphere is a popular tourist attraction. It is also known as the Pamplemousses garden. A large collection of indigenous and exotic plants, including the giant Victoria Amazonica water lilies and numerous species of palm trees are special features of this wonderful place where you can relax and enjoy nature’s beauty.
Terres de 7
Terres de 7 is a prominent tourist attraction located in the Chamarel plain of the Rivière Noire District in south-western Mauritius. The geological formation of sand dunes with seven different coloured and layered sands attracts tourists from all over.
Trou Aux Cerfs
Although it has not erupted since thousands of years Trou Aux Cerfs is dormant and the only still active volcano of Mauritius. The volcano is more than 600 meters high and when you are at the top you can walk around the crater which is approx. 300 meters in diameter. It is a popular sightseeing place among tourists with its beautiful natural surroundings; especially for the breathtaking all round view of Curepipe it provides.
Best time to visit
Mauritius has a classic tropical climate with warm weather year-round. However the best time to visit is from May to December when the weather is cool particularly till September, dry and sunny.