Mauritius is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world both for family vacation as well as for honeymooners. Mauritius is located in the East coast of the African continent consisting of three islands in the Indian Ocean. The splendid beauty of Mauritius combines white sand beaches, picturesque mountains and green sugarcane plantation, rain forests. Its temperate climate throughout the year and multicultural heritage attracts tourists from all parts of the globe.
Port Louis- is the main port and capital city of Mauritius. Surrounded by a mountain range, called the Port Louis Moka Range makes the city one of picturesque city on the global map. The main attractions of Port Louis include:
• The Caudan Waterfront
• Port Louis Bazaar Police Barracks
• The Mauritian Chinatown
• Theold Port Louis Theatre
Along with these the city holds three museums to its credit namely
• The Blue Penny Museum
• The Mauritius Natural History Museum
• The Mauritius Stamp Museum
Chamarel park – 7 colored earth & Chamarel falls – The “seven-colored earth. This is the only place in world where dunes of 7 colors gather at one place. The unique dunes are red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow in color with a predominance of violet and red.
Black River Gorges National Park – is a national park situated in the hilly south-western part of the country is very popular among holiday destination Mauritius. The park shelters many species of wild animals and birds.
Euroka Creole House – A unique Creole house surrounded by Moka River and waterfalls of the Moka Range.
Gabriel Island – This is a famous island located near the Round Island and the Flat Island, at the extreme north of Mauritius.
Île aux Cerfs Island – The famous deer island is situated in the Flacq district near the east coast. The sandy beaches and beautiful lagoon makes it an attractive tourist destination.
Souillac – Here the soft curves of the northern coastline and the high cliffs that drop abruptly to the sea. The Telfair Garden is the place which attracts most number of tourists in Souillac.
Mahebourg – The major fishing centers in Mauritius situated in the bay of Grand Port. The Naval Museum in the French colonial mansion, is the most popular place in this port.
Ile aux Aigrettes – Ile aux Aigrettes- A tiny coral island just off the coast of the town of Mahebourg is a nature conservation site being preserved by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. The island is home for world’s rarest birds the kestrel, Pink Pigeon. Extremely rare Green Gecko Phelsuma and the Aldabra giant tortoise can also be seen here.
Grand Bassin- A Lake situated in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne is very popular among major holiday destinations Mauritius. The Grand Bassin is a holy lake Mauritian Hindu community as they perform a pilgrimage every year on the Maha Sivaratri/”Siva’s Great Night”.
Mauritius Botanical Garden- The botanical garden is also known as Pamplemonsses Garden and SSR Botanical Garden. Located near Port Louis, Pamplemonsses is the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere. Giant water lilies, 85 varieties of palms and spice garden and unique tourist destination in Mauritius.
Chamarel waterfalls, Alexandra waterfalls, Tamarind waterfalls, Rochester waterfalls, Exil waterfalls are some famous waterfalls that make Mauritius as one of the most attractive tourist destination on the global map.