What would you like to do when you’re one of the best places on earth? Have you ever pondered it? I bet you haven’t. But, now is the time to ponder about it - especially if you’re trying to reserve the tickets for one of the most beautiful islands, Mauritius. It’s not only famous for its biggest selection of holiday activities, but also famous for its billion-dollar attractions. Once you’re there, you’re sure to enjoy a dream holiday according to your every wish and desire. From sight-seeing tours to once-in-a-lifetime experience, such as exclusive helicopter flight, there is everything for everyone. Travelers of all kind and nature think that it’s the rabbit hole of pleasure, where every entertainment is just a stone’s throw away. All you need is to grab your coats, pull your socks up, and run for it; you’ll have a hair-raising fun!
Below are a few top Mauritius Attractions that are attention-getter for all ages…
Black River Gorges
This national part of Mauritius is one of the best attractions in the entire world. It is situated in the south western part and managed by the National Parks and Conservation Service. Tourist from all over the globe must visit this park to see the exclusive plants and animals of Mauritius, such as, Mauritian flying fox, pink pigeon, Mauritius parakeet, Mauritius bulbul, Mauritius Fody, Mauritius grey white-eye, and etc.
The Botanical Garden is actually a SSR Botanical Garden (Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden). It’s also famous as Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. It’s near the capital of Mauritius – Port Louis… Believe it or not, but it’s been ranked third among all the gardens of planet of earth. It has giant water lilies, spices, ebonies, sugar canes, and more than 85 varieties of palms from Central America, Asia, and etc.
If you’re an Indian, or connected to Hindu religion, you perhaps already perceive the sacred value of Ganga Talao. It’s about 1800 feet above sea level, located in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, in the heart of Mauritius. This Mauritius attraction also has a temple which is dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva, Hanuman, and Goddess Lakshmi. During the Shivaratri, pilgrims walk bare feet to this lake.
It’s a paradise for hiker; if you love hiking, this attraction is for you. Tamarind Falls are in the west of Mauritius and operating all days. However, bear in mind that according to the laws, to relish its pleasure, one needs to be older than 10. Therefore, if you’re with children, care about this rule as it can jeopardize your plan. Furthermore, don’t forget to bring hiking shoes, sun cream, mosquito repellent, and spare set of clothes.
Trou Aux Cerfs
Want some thrill? Opt for ‘Trou Aux Cerfs’. It is a dormant volcano with a well-defined cone and crater. One can sense its history and imagine numerous things. It’s just so surreal because of its beauty and historical fact. The thing that makes this place more interesting is the view of the experts. According to them, this volcanic place can be active at any time within the next thousands years… So, what are you waiting for?
Crocodile and Giant Tortoises Park
In Mauritius, nature meets human in the crocodile and giant tortoises’ park. The inhabitants call it ‘Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes’, because of its rich history and innate tradition and scenery. It is positioned in the south of Mauritius and lures all kinds of tourists with families. You can meet the nature in a Mauritian way and take a lot photographs with giant tortoises. It’s indeed a million-dollar experience.
Blue Penny Museum
Located in Port Louis, the Blue Penny Museum has the currency of history. In its collections, you can find 1847 Blue Penny and Red Penny Stamps, which were brought in 1993 for $2,000,000 by an association of Mauritian enterprises headed by the Mauritian Commercial Bank. The attention-grabbing thing is these stamps were back in Mauritius almost after 150 years. The hitch is, authorities show the original stamps only temporarily.
Eureka House is also in the heart of Mauritius, in Moka. It’s a model place to take pleasure in the inland exquisiteness of Mauritius. Its green surroundings and a dedicated and dynamic team provide first-class experience to its guests. The record reveals that it’s the place of the kings and queens who opted for this place to relish their living standards. And, one can see that why - Since, it has acres of beautiful nature reserves.
Mare Aux Vacoas
Have you ever seen a water reservoir? Well, if you’re in Mauritius, you’re in luck, as it has an exceptional water reservoir, known as Mare Aux Vacoas. It’s situated in Plaines Wilhems, in the south west of the island, to the south of the town of Curepipe. In the entire Mauritius, it’s the largest water reservoir that provides water to the upper Plaines Wilhems and to Moka. Its capacity is 25.89 million cubic metres.
Pieter Both (Mountain)
Grab your coats and run for this mountain, as it’s the second highest mountain of Mauritius, in the Moka Range, around 820 metres tall. If you’re curious about its name, allow me to reveal that it’s named after Pieter Both, the first Governor General of the Dutch East Indies. One may think what’s so special about it. Well, unlike other mountains, there is a huge rock (human head) formation at the very top of it.
So, come. Visit Mauritius, if you want to see the connection between nature and humanity. This beautiful island has one of the best and the most popular attractions that make your visit memorable. From incredible beaches to high mountains, national parks to world-famous restaurants, all are there to mesmerize you and make you feel that you’re in heaven. Apart from this, the capital – Port Louis – is also that attraction which has small latent pleasures for everyone. One can find cinemas, Mauritian gifts, shopping malls, and etc. there for making their trip utterly unforgettable. It’s indeed the best piece of chocolate.