Famous Tourist Attractions of Mauritius
Mauritius is a sparkling tropical island set in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Located around 500 miles (804.7 km) from the coast of Madagascar, this beautiful land displaying contrast of cultures, colors, and tastes makes it an ideal tourist destination for travelers. The island is blessed with immense natural beauty which is displayed in the bright white beaches, mountains and tropical, making it travelers’ delight and adventure enthusiasts’ favorite place to enjoy various adventure activities like sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, water skiing, and diving. Besides calm beaches and pleasant weather, it is its friendly local population, which attracts a huge of tourists from all across the world. If you are planning a visit to Mauritius and wondering where you must pay a visit while in here, then read on to the following article.
Mauritius Botanical Garden
Also referred to as the Pamplemonsses Mauritius Garden and SSR Botanical Garden, Mauritius Botanical Garden is amongst the most popular tourist attractions in Mauritius. It is situated near the capital city of Mauritius, Port Louis. Established in the year 1967 by Pierre Poivre, the Mauritius Botanical Garden is believed to be the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere of the nation. This botanical garden sprawls over an area of about 37 hectares, which consists of giant water lilies, unique collection of 85 varieties of palms (from Central America, Africa, Asia), a spice garden and the islands near the Indian Ocean.
Black River Gorges National Park
Spread over an area of 6, 574 hectares in the southwestern hilly part of Mauritius, Black River Gorges National Park is another popular tourist attraction of this country. This national park was constructed in order to preserve the natural vegetation of this island and to make it’s a major sightseeing point in here. One can take a leisure walk along the greenery and reach the peak of the island, named as “the Black River Peak”. This park preserves most of this island’s lasting rainforests, and serves as a home to a number of species of wild animals and birds. Mauritian flying fox, pink pigeon, Mauritius kestrel, Mauritius parakeet, Mauritius Bulbul, Mauritius cuckoo-shrike, Mauritius gray, white-eye, Mauritius olive white-eye and Mauritius fody are some of the popular animals which can easily be spotted in the park.
Referred to as the Deer Island (in English), Île aux Cerfs Island is located close to the east coast of Mauritius, in the Flacq district. This island is popular for beautiful lagoons, sandy beaches, and a large number of water activities and facilities. With a picture-postcard setting of beaches, this island is ideal for people looking for a relaxing holiday while enjoying swimming and snorkeling in the lagoon. This island is spread over an area of 100 hectares of land. Once known for the large number of deer and named so, today this island doesn’t have any deers. However, if you are looking for a joyful holiday in Mauritius a visit to this island and enjoying water activities is surely a good idea
Apart from these destinations, Port Louis, Grand Bassin, Chamarel park (7 colored earth & Chamarel falls – The “seven-colored earth”), Gabriel Island, Euroka Creole House Trou aux Cerfs, and Ile aux Aigrettes are some other famous attractions of Mauritius. Visit EaseMyTrip.com and choose any package to enjoy Mauritius trip at lowest prices. For more updates, tour and travel, follow us on Google+.