Mauritius is without a doubt one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with its rich natural heritage. There is absolutely no place in the country that’s not worth visiting. But still, if we are visiting the country as a tourist, most often we would have the time or money constraints to follow, to see the country in its entirety. We realize this, and therefore we have compiled a list of Top 5 Places to Visit in Mauritius.

LE MORNE

Located in South Mauritius, Le Morne Brabant is a quiet and calm place with not much traces of population. It has a number of hotels all around it. The Le Morne Mountain stands high among them, a World Heritage Site containing all of the past of the country. In Mauritius historical times, this mountain was used by the slaves to run away from the tortures thrown upon them by the masters. Le Morne Brabant is full of scenic beauty all around, and you would fall in love with the place instantly.

BLACK RIVER GORGES NATIONAL PARK

Mauritius is well known throughout the world as a country hardly touched by human interference. It retains most of its ecological wildlife and beauty. This is evident by The Black River Gorges National Park. This National Park covers 3.5% of the total area of Mauritius (land only). The area covered by the park is 67.54 km2. Pink Pigeon, a bird finding its name in the list of world’s rarest bird, is present in the national park. If you are lucky you would easily spot one. Only 500 of these birds are present in the whole world. There are various hiking trails for adventure enthusiasts, and Black Gorges National Park is a place you would never forget. This earns it #2 on the Top 5 Places to Visit in Mauritius.

CHAMAREL

Chamarel is a little village very famous among the people touring in Mauritius. It is the site of a geographical oddity known as the Seven Colored Earth. Located in the district of Savanne, there are various sites you can visit in Chamarel. Other than the Seven Colored Earth, which is a must watch site formed by the decomposition of Volcanic rocks, Chamarel also is the host of The Chamarel Falls, a beautiful and scenic waterfall.

LA VANILLE CROCODILE PARK

As the name of the park suggests, crocodile is the main attraction of this show. Other than that, this show also hosts creatures such as giant turtles, bats, insects, and monkeys. Mauritius hosts a variety of species that are on the verge of extinction. Walking along this park, you get to learn about a lot of them. Other than that, there are infinite other beautiful species. And the best part of it is, you not only get to see the crocodile, but you can also have a taste at the restaurant inside the park, which has a crocodile curry in the menu.

PAMPLEMOUSSES BOTANICAL GARDENS

Featuring a variety of palm trees, Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens aren’t something we would miss on our Top 5 Places to Visit Mauritius list. These gardens cover 60 acres of land, and are a biological marvel. The lakes in the garden are full of lily ponds and frogs and tadpoles. These gardens also contain trees that were planted by Indira Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

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