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Tourist Places To Visit In Mauritius
Mauritius is an exciting tropical destination. Besides whiling away time gaping at the marvelous views of the Indian ocean and savouring some truly delectable seafood, there's plenty one can do here. Here are our top picks of the best places to visit during your stay in Mauritius.
The island is surrounded by numerous beaches all unique in their beauty and the view they offer of the endless ocean. The shallow clear waters and the numerous stalls make for a pleasant family picnic at the Trou-aux-Biches beach. The Belle Mare Plage is a good choice if one wants to catch the sunrise while taking a dip. Although the Ile-aux-Cerfs Beach can get crowded during the weekends, it can be quite pleasant during the other days when it's relatively quieter. It is one of the most popular beaches on the island. The water in the Pereybere beach is relatively deep and makes for a good deep sea diving destination. With its reputation as one of the undiscovered spots in Mauritius, the La Cambuse Beach is perfect for a quiet swim. It would also be the perfect spot for a quiet romantic evening. The Le Morne beach is one of the busiest of the beaches on the island. There are numerous water sports activities that take place here and is quite popular with people who love adventure.
Black River Gorges National Park
The Park is spread over about 70 kilometers and serves as the perfect destination if you like exploring wildlife, trekking, and hiking. Lots of wildlife photographers visit the place to capture the exotic flora and fauna. While on your treks you may come across the Rusa Deer, privets, and wild pigs. Try to spot some of the various bird species that flock to this park to make it their home.
Casela National Park
Enjoy the Segway rides that allow you to explore the Park on wheels. You can also enter the enclosures where the lions reside and with guides, you can touch and watch the majestic beasts from up close.
Parc Francois Leguat
Located on the Rodrigues Island, this Park is known for its turtles. In fact, it is sometimes even referred to as ‘Turtle Park’. Loads of turtles of all sizes and age inhabit the Park.
Trou Aux Cerfs
Also referred to as Murr’s Volcano, this is a dormant volcano at a height of around 600 meters. The crater of the volcano is very well defined and can actually give visitors a sense of what it might have looked like while it was active.
The Waterfalls are one of the most popular features of Mauritius. Formed by a series of seven cataracts on the Tamarin River, these Waterfalls will leave you spellbound. The scenery is truly stunning.
What was once the residence of English and French aristocrats has now been converted into a museum dedicated to the colonial period. Enjoy the colonial architecture, the gardens, and the tiny waterfalls. It is considered to be one of the largest houses on the island, housing maps, art, Chinese and Indian wares.
Mauritius is quite a shopping destination with plenty of bazaars to shop from. The Grand Baie Bazaar is famous for street shopping and caters to all needs of the impulse buyers. The Port Louis Market is one of the most visited places in Mauritius. Here you can buy souvenirs for loved ones, herbs, bamboo products, clothes and other things. Flick-en-Flac is yet another place to visit for shopping. One can find all sorts of things here ranging from clothes that represent the culture of Mauritius, trendy apparels, sea products and more.