A sparkling tropical island and set in the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a beautiful country. This country is situated about 500 miles (804.7 km) from the coast of Madagascar. Mauritius is a captivating land that presents contrast of cultures and tastes, which makes it an ideal tourist destination for all kind of travelers. The island nations is blessed with enormous natural beauty that is displayed in the bright white beaches, tropical climate and magnificent mountains makes it a traveler’s delight. With such diversity of geographical region, Mauritius is a favorite spot for adventure enthusiasts to indulge in various adventure activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, water skiing, wind surfing and much more. Apart from the natural wealth and adventure opportunities, the warm hearted local people make this country more welcoming for tourists from all over the world. If you are planning a Mauritius trip and wondering where you must try when in here, then read on.
Go For Scuba Diving!
Mauritius is bounded by the most crystal clear and blue water. If you are an adventure lover then you must go for underwater scuba diving. It is the underwater activity, which you can try even if you are not a swimmer. There are a number of professional diving centers along the coastlines with certified instructors, who will help you to enjoy the activity. A scuba diving experience gives you a chance to witness the underwater wildlife, right from fishes to corals you get to be with them.
Walking with the Lions in Casela Park
Casela Nature & Leisure Park is a huge nature park in Mauritius. This nature park is home to over 1,500 birds, giant tortoises, zebras, lions monkeys and many other animals. To explore the amazing wildlife, you can take a ride through the lush green nature park either by Quad, Segway or Buggy or try the only ‘Via Ferrata’ in Mauritius. On your exclusive Safari tour, you can get to feed ostriches and zebras. You can also grab exciting opportunity to go on a “Walk with Lions” and get your picture taken with them. In simple words, the Casela Park is a paradise for nature lovers.
It is a lake located high in the mountains – around 1,800 feet above the sea level. Grand Bassin is believed to be the most sacred Hindu landmark on the island, with an ancient temple devoted to Lord Shiva with His huge in it. The inhabitants of this island believe that it is filled with holy waters from the Ganges in India. In fact, the people make pilgrimages on the occasion of Maha Shivratri every year and celebrate its festivity. The 360 degree view from the lake/temple is simply magnificent!
See the seven colours of the earth
Go to see the seven colours of earth at the Chamarel Waterfalls, which is small, yet remarkable photographic location. You can take taxi to South West of the island and pay visit to the waterfalls including several stopovers like, the seven coloured earth, the extinct volcano at Trou auc Cerfs, the Black river Gorges and the diamond factory in Floreal.
Apart from these activities, you can try Skydiving, nightlife of Grand Bay, beaches, interesting nature walks in Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, pay visit to Ile Aux Cerfs and much more.