The island of Mauritius is one of the tropical paradises of the Indian Ocean, the island is full of tourist attractions. The island is known for attractions such as its sea and beaches. But Mauritius offers tourists much more, its population, rich in languages, cultures and religions, which have lived together peacefully for centuries is one of the most beautiful aspects of the country.
The tourist attractions of Mauritius are mainly related to nature. The flourishing nature full of beauties, with the characteristic mountain peaks and tea plantations in the south of the island. The immense sugar cane plantations that cover the rest of the territory. Some volcanic lakes, wonderful waterfalls, river gorges, botanical gardens and interesting historical remains are other aspects that make visiting Mauritius not only a seaside stay, but also allow you to discover the various interesting aspects of the island.
THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE ISLAND
The southern part of the island is the most beautiful part. Here there are waterfalls, mountains, tea plantations, ravines and beautiful beaches. Rochester Falls are located in this area. They are waterfalls reached by a road that crosses a sugar plantation that is open to visitors. The water of the Savanne River falls, from a height of about 10 meters, on spectacular basaltic lava rock formations in vertical columns.
At the southern end of the island is the Souillac cliff. Souillac is a seaside resort on the rugged south coast. The charm of Souillac lies in its scenery, the high cliffs that drop sharply here towards the sea and the sparkling wind of the Indian Ocean that blows all year round. At the southern end of the village is Gris-Gris, a cliff viewpoint.
THE TEA PLANTATIONS
In the southern highlands of the island part of the land is cultivated with tea plantations. Today the tea plantations in Mauritius cover an area of around 760 hectares. Tea is mainly produced for local consumption and very little is exported. The tea plant was introduced to Mauritius in 1760 by the French priest Father Galloys. Subsequently, starting in 1770 Pierre Poivre began to cultivate it intensively.
The Black River Gorges are spectacular precipices that are visible from three vantage points located in Plaine Champagne. The peaks of the Rempart and Corps de Garde mountains are also visible from here.
Chamarel Falls are formed by the St. Denis River. These waterfalls have a height of about 83 meters, they are surrounded by the lush vegetation of the Black River Mountains.
The colored earths of Chamarel are among the best known tourist attractions of Mauritius. This colored soil is due to the erosion of the atmospheric agents that highlighted the underlying soil. The surface of the ground has blue, green, red and yellow colors. Dawn is the best time to see the colored lands.
The Casela Bird Park is a park with over 10 hectares of land and contains more than 140 bird species, equal to a total of 2,500 birds.
THE NORTHERN PART OF THE ISLAND
Ile Aux Cerfs: The Deer Island (Ile Aux Cerfs) is located along the east coast of Mauritius, and is known for its beautiful coral sand beaches. The island is not big in about 3 hours it is possible to go around the island on foot. The island can be reached in about 20 minutes by boat, there are regular services every half hour.
Botanical gardens of Pamplemousses. These are the most important botanical gardens in Mauritius. Founded in the 18th century, they house thousands of species of indigenous and exotic plants, including Victoria Regia, water lilies and many species of palm trees.
Port Louis is the capital and main port of Mauritius. The city was founded by the French governor Mahé de La Bourdonnais in 1735. The city has an interesting market and some museums to see. The two most interesting are the Natural History Museum and the Blue Penny Museum, a museum on the history of the island where there are ancient maps, rare stamps, paintings and prints. In the Natural History museum, the section dedicated to the Dodo, the typical bird of the island extinct in the seventeenth century, is very interesting.
The climate of Mauritius.