Another isle of beauty that accentuates the glory of Indian Ocean is the exquisite island nation; Mauritius. Geographically, positioned on the off shores of the African Continent this island majorly dwell’s Hindus. Also, it does have ample population from Africa, china, France etc. among other nations but major populous is from India and Hinduism is the most followed religion. The largest city in Mauritius is Port Louis which also enjoys being its capital. Mauritius is famous for its white beaches, lagoons and coral reef. The climate is tropical. The best time to visit Mauritius is throughout the year, albeit, December- March is extremely crowded.
North Island tours in Mauritius are very famous among tourists. Often, taken as a one-day tour activity in a given itinerary this day tour talks a lot about Mauritian culture. Tourists enjoy visiting the Mauritian national botanical gardens, Museums, visit to the city of port Louis, Champ de Mars Racecourse, shopping centers, main markets, crafts market, Fort Adelaide Port Louis (aka La Citadelle)-for a breathtaking view of the city. While touring the city one can also witness the beauty of city’s French colonial architecture. Port Louis waterfront and shopping complex is also great fun to spend your day for trying out amazing Mauritian cuisines and world class dining in posh restaurants and hotels.
South Island tours too offers eye soothing natural extravaganza with a blend of modern art. One can start their day by taking the road tour to Chamarel Waterfall to discover its colored earth giant tortoise of the 7-Colored Earth park while enjoying the windy scenic beauty on the way. Rum lovers can make visit to the La Rhumerie de Chamarel to see the different stages involved in making the local rum, before relishing the actual product. A short drive to enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna of Black rives gorges should not be given a miss. The sacred lake; Grand Bhasin is very popular among Mauritian Hindu. The celebrations on the Maha Shivratri day are in greater grandeur in every aspect. Another visit can be made to Trou aux Cerfs; it is the crater of an extinct volcano and attracts many tourists for its 360- degree view over the island.
Apart from acknowledging the city’s history and rich architecture, the country mainly witness inflow of many-many tourist for its luxurious resorts on the finest powder beaches which have astonishing lagoons and awe-inspiring coral reefs. Mauritius tour packages offer a wide variety of activities to keep one’s adrenaline rushing. Kite surfing, hiking, scuba- diving, snorkeling, parasailing, scenic flights, swimming with dolphins, water- scooter rides are quite famous among the tourists. No-doubt the pristine waters and amazing resorts attracts many honeymooners to this destination.
Quick facts on Mauritius
Currency– Mauritian rupee 1 MUR= 2.07 INR
Visa from India– On Arrival
Language– Bilingual- English and French
Religion– Majorly Hinduism
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